Strawberry blackberry red wine reduction smoothie

Feeling like having smoothie, open my fridge to get my strawberries and blackberries out and I found I have a small bowl of blackberry red wine reduction. Best use it as I don’t like wasting food.

Google: “What is the best red wine for reduction? Red wines like merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir are the most common to use for a red wine reduction sauce because they are woody, slightly sweet, full-bodied, and on the drier side. A red zinfandel tends to be too sweet for a red wine sauce, but it can come down to personal preference.”

A while ago my friend sends me a message that say be courageous in the Lord. Here’s my courage I am adding my leftover red wine reduction to make my smoothie. I am surprise that it’s taste great and love it. I am sharing it with you. Enjoy!!!!


250 g strawberries, stems removed
20 g blackberries
100 g sour cream
1/8 c milk
chocolate sprinkles, garnish

Blackberry red wine reduction

150 g blackberries
10 g icing sugar
80 ml red wine
2-4 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs butter
1 Tbs garlic minced
1 Tbs orange juice
leftover oil from steaks, about 1 Tbs


To make Blackberry red wine reduction

Using some leftover oil from steaks baking tray, put in a pot on hob over medium heat. Add garlic minced and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

Add 150g blackberries with icing sugar and cook for 1 minute, stirring and crushing with a spoon every 30 seconds. Then add wine, orange juice and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Switch off hob and add in butter and beating it to thicken it. Set aside.

To make smoothie

Put strawberries, blackberries, 3 Tbs blackberry red wine reduction, sour cream and milk into Nutri Bullet, blitz until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with chocolate sprinkles. Enjoy!!!!