Smoothies & Azaleas

To continue on from my last, blossom filled blog post, I’m currently a little obsessed with azaleas.

The obsession started when I moved to Vancouver. Azaleas just don’t grow back in Ontario the way we they do on the west coast so I had never been up close to their exuberant, colour saturated beauty before. One of my favourite things in the spring is finding a “wall” of azaleas in my neighbourhood.

Looking at these lush flowers reminds me of the famous Robin Williams quote: “Spring is Nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!”

And in keeping with the pink, flowery theme, here is a yummy pink smoothie to enjoy under the azaleas:

Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup almond or cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend together and pour.