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Sapin Sapin Smoothie is inspired by the Erewhon beauty smoothies. This version has taken inspiration from a classic Filipino Kakanin called Sapin Sapin. It’s layered with langka, ube and coconut.
I got inspired to make this smoothie because my friend Ginger the mogul behind Cafe 86. She has been going on random trips to this super expensive grocery store called Erewhon Market in LA. It’s famous for super over priced fruit and water. Anyway she has been drinking this smoothie called Strawberry Glaze that cost $17. I wanted to make a Filipino version using the flavors of Sapin Sapin.
Let’s go layer by layer. The easiest layer is the cocowhip one. I used frozen cocowhip and defrosted it. You can also use chilled coconut cream, but I find it too heavy. It’s your choice. For the langka layer I turned it into a quick chia seed jam.
To make the jam place 1 cup ripe langka in a blender with 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon date syrup. Bend until smooth. Then pour it into a small sauce pan and add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Boil at medium to low heat until the water has evaporated and the mixture becomes nice and thick. About 10 minutes. Leave to cool to room temperature and then transfer to a small bowl and place in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
Now for the most important Sapin Sapin Smoothie layer of all the Ube layer. The key is to use Ube powder. You can get a bag from Filiflavors. It’s very versatile and there is no need to rehydrate or cook. You can just add the powder and use as is.
These are the ingredients that you will need for the Ube Smoothie Layer:
Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. If it’s too thick for you add a bit more coconut water.
To layer the Sapin Sapin Smoothie start with about 2-3 tablespoons of langka jam and place it in the bottom of your glass. Then drizzle the melted cocowhip on the inside of the glass. Lastly pour in the ube smoothie.
Yes you can, it just won’t be as light as Haley and cookie butter have additional sugars and butter included.
I used So Delicious Frozen Cocowhip.
From an online store called Filiflavors or Sarap Now.
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