Saturday, 13 August 2016

Zobo 'Apple Smoothie

Making smoothie African, making it Nigerian!!!

Zobo is a relatively popular drink in Nigeria made by boiling dry zobo leaves in a pot of boiling water and then straining it when it is cold.

That's the base.

There are however many variations. Ginger could be added, lemon, lime, fruits and flavor. Sugar is usually added when it is cold.

This post is not particularly about zobo but about making a smoothie with frozen cubes of zobo.
You can make a basic simple zobo yourself or use a ready bought zobo. For those making zobo for this purpose, boil a handful of zobo in about 1 to 2 litres of water. When it is cold, filter it, add  about 3 tablespoons of sugar, taste, if it is not enough, add a little more sugar but be careful not to add too much. Be health conscious. When the zobo is to acceptable sweetness, pour into your cube packs and place in the freezer.

Ingredients for the smoothie
Frozen zobo cubes
2 small Apples
1/4 of a whole watermelon
1/4 of a small pineapple
100 mls of water

Wash and chop your fruits.
Put the Apple, pineapple, watermelon, zobo cubes and water into the blender or smoothie maker and blend till it is a smooth consistency. Remember to turn your blender or smoothie maker off intermittently.

Once the mix is well blended, pour into a cup and enjoy.
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Faith. A. A (@faithalfa)

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