Hot Cross Bun Smoothie (Gluten/dairy/refined sugar free recipe)

Hot Cross Bun Smoothie (Gluten/dairy/refined sugar free recipe)

Hot Cross Bun Smoothie - DF/GF recipe


Someone recently asked me on Instagram what a hot cross bun was. I had to think for a minute as even though we’ve eaten them every year since I can remember, I’ve never had to describe one before. If you haven’t come across a hot cross bun yet, the best way to describe them is a spiced fruit bun dotted with raisins and peel with a white cross usually made from a flour paste baked on top. They’re usually served warm and spread with butter which slowly melts as you eat it.

A hot cross bun smoothie isn’t simply a smoothie made with blended hot cross buns (although that could be delicious too). Instead, this smoothie uses the flavours of a hot cross bun but without any dairy or gluten. So in other words, a deliciously thick, creamy smoothie, laced with hot cross bun spice and a subtle hint of raisins.

Like a hot cross bun, this smoothie is delicious eaten any time of the day – breakfast, brunch, a mid afternoon snack or even dessert. If you’re feeling creative you could also freeze this hot cross bun smoothie into ice pops or gently heat it and turn it into a warm latte.



Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

2 cups coconut milk
1 cup ice
1 frozen banana
2 Tbsp macadamia or cashew butter
1 Tbsp raisins or currants
2 Medjool dates or 2 Tbsp pure maple or rice syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch cardamom
pinch vanilla powder or 2 tsp vanilla essence


Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth.

Pour into a two serving glasses and drink while still chilled.

Any leftover smoothie can be stored in a sealed bottle in the fridge for up to 3 days.



Hot Cross Bun Smoothie