Sometimes you just need to stop, breathe and delight in the little things. Like berries that are dark blue
which become a vibrant purple when blended:
For heavens sakes. Too pretty for this earth! I have never actually made a smoothie JUST of blueberries and “millk” so I have only ever seen this beautiful colour
on TV on my Google Images search results. Thankfully, Spanish blueberries are on £1 a punnet in several supermarkets, and frankly I shall be treating myself to a purple drink this week.
I signed up to a blog a while ago- it is called “The Vegan Chickpea” and naturally I simply had no choice but to subscribe, with a splendid name like that. Her latest post consists of a blueberry smoothie which consists of BLUEBERRIES (1 cup of frozen berries) BANANA (1/2 cup frozen slices) ALMOND MILK (1 cup?) and a heaping (or “heaped” if you are British) tablespoon of peanut butter. Still not sure about the peanut butter and blueberries, but I think I will try bananas and blueberries out. A little perplexed that her purple is so different:
(Hello over-sized photo?! I cannot get it smaller.)
Perhaps it is the lighting. In any case, it looks beautiful.
Make yourself a smoothie today. Go on!
PS Cooking blueberries destroys their anthocyanins (a type of antioxidant) To quote wikipedia: “On a molecular level, berry anthocyanins were shown to turn off genes involved with tumor proliferation, inflammation and angiogenesis” (yes, I had to look that last one up too) I am so in awe of plant-foods. The love affair deepens.