A smoothie that’s sure to quench your thirst (and hunger!), this roasted apricot almond smoothie is sweet, nutty, and refreshing, and will be making a regular appearance in my kitchen this summer!
Stone fruits are my jam. Sweet, juicy, luscious, stone fruit. There’s nothing better than the feeling of biting into a fresh ripe peach and having that sweet nectar dribble down your chin. Messy, yes. But oh, so delicious. What are stone fruits you ask? Any fruit that contains a stone (aka a pit) in the middle. We’re talking peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, cherries, pluots and any hybrid in-between. Stone fruit makes its debut in the summer months but the apricot season is especially short and sweet and starts about riiiiiiiightttttt…now. And lasts through the end of June/early July.
As I discovered last summer with my roasted balsamic strawberry shortcake, I LOVE roasting fruit. It amps up the flavor and sweetness, making fruit even more delicious (if that’s even possible). I thought roasted apricots would be a unique, flavorful ingredient for a smoothie paired with Blue Diamond’s new Almond Breeze Almondmilk flavor Hint of Honey Vanilla. And that playing up the nutty flavor here with some slivered almonds and almond extract would be delicious with these sweet apricots.
And it was! Delicious that is. I didn’t want to stop drinking it. Seriously, I felt a pang of disappointment as I sipped the very last sip. I might need to make this every week while apricots are in season.Print
Roasted Apricot Almond Smoothie
- Yield: Approx two 16-oz servings 1x
- 6 apricots, cut in half and pitted
- 1 tbsp honey
- 6 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Almondmilk Hint of Honey Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place apricots on baking sheet, cut side up and drizzle honey over top. Roast for 20 minutes, or until tender. Let cool.
- In a blender, add roasted apricots, ice, almonds, almond extract and Almond Breeze Almondmilk and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
This recipe does contain honey so if you’re vegan and don’t consume honey, feel free to use Original Almondmilk and agave or maple syrup as a substitute sweetener.
Tell me, have you ever tried roasting stone fruit? Are you an apricot fan?
Oh! Apricots in smoothies!? Now, that is something I haven’t tried!
Livin on the wild side over here 😉
Oh my goodness, that sounds fantastic. Roasted apricots= amazeballs!
Such a fun recipe! I tend to eat more nectarines and peaches, but this smoothie has definitely got me craving apricots now. Seriously!!!
That color is gorgeous and roasting stone fruit gives it a-mah-zing flavor!
Oh yum. I love the apricot flavor, I can only imagine how it is enhanced with roasting! Sounds like something I need to try out!
roasting apricots for a smoothie, thats so unique! 🙂
I love the combination of apricots and almonds! Well done Kara!!!
I couldn’t agree more…roasted fruit is my fave! Especially strawberries and grapes! 🙂 But this roasted apricot smoothie sounds amazing!!
I’m not the biggest apricot fan. Maybe this will change that!
I sure hope so!!
Ohmygosh you are such a genius for roasted apricots for a smoothie! LOVE it! I’ll be on the lookout for that hint of honey almond milk too!
Thanks, Emily! Roasted fruit is my jaaaaaam in pretty much everything right now. Yes, be on the lookout!
I love the apricot and almond combo — with honey, even better!
Yes! It’s SOOO good. I need to make all the things apricot & almond while apricots last!
apricots and almonds sound delicious together! yum!
Thanks, Rachel! I seriously cannot get enough of it.