Maltese Seasonal Fruit: Loquat and Mulberry Smoothies

‘Loquats [in Maltese ‘naspli’] and wild mulberries [‘cawsli’] are somewhat unusual fruits with a very short season.  They start to ripen towards the end of  May and are ready to be harvested at the beginning of June.

I like to make the most of them when they are available.  Wild mulberries are beautiful in both appearance and texture although loquats may appear quite bruised and will need to be peeled for this smoothie.  They both have a slightly tart taste and loquats may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they are very juicy when fresh and if they are baked or made into jam, their sweetness comes out and the result is moist and full of flavour.

The banana and other frozen fruit in this semi smoothie/smoothie bowl recipe balances the tartness of the loquats and makes it creamy. ‘


For my Loquat and Mulberry Smoothie Bowl, you will need:

150g mixed frozen fruit

70 g loquats

70g mulberries

125g Greek yoghurt

1 tablespoon gluten free Oats

2 tablespoons ground tigernuts OR ground almonds

1 banana

To garnish: Fresh loquats and blueberries and an other fruits of your choice.

Combine the fruit in a blender or nutribullet.  Puree until very smooth and pour into glasses.

Top the cups with fresh fruit and edible flowers and serve immediately.

More Recipes with Loquats and Wild Mulberries

Loquat and gbejna Pastries

Maltese Mulberry Baked Cheesecake

loquats mulberries






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