Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A Shot of Summer

Berry Smoothies
Originally uploaded by erinsikorskystewart.
I can't take it any more. If we lived in Seattle, fine. Or if we lived in North Dakota, I'd handle the March snows. But Los Angeles? Cold and rainy every single week? CANNOT take it. After three years of living here, I'll admit it, I've become soft. I need not only sunshine, but warmth. Please can't I wear my flip flops soon??

The sun did peek out for most of the day Sunday, and we were able to sneak to the farmer's market for early season strawberries. Whirled into a breakfast smoothie, they brightened our spirits, and almost made up for the lack of vitamin D. It also got us our dose of antioxidants, just like Sweetnicks encourages us to do for ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday.

Very Berry Smoothie

1/2-3/4 pint washed and roughly chopped strawberries
a couple handfuls blackberries
juice of two mid-sized oranges
1 Trader Joe's Strawberry Yogurt

Toss all ingredients into the blender and whirl til well mixed.

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Rorie said...

I've been defying the cold by wearing my flip-flops anyway. I'll die a Californian, apparently. Your smoothie looks delish.

Erin said...

Those look amazing.

Erin S. said...

Good for you, Rorie. Today is somewhat warm...

As for the smoothie, the rest of the work, I've been doing a deconstructed version (since I don't wanna have to wash the blender again)--sliced strawberries, container of yogurt, walnut halves.

Foodie Universe said...

It doesn't look like you've been tagged yet, so I'm tagging you with the four things-LA meme.

It rains so infrequently here that I really kind of cherish bad weather! Which is wierd, because I moved here largely to get away from bad weather.