Choosing Fruit Seaside and a Chilled Cherry Almond Smoothie

Oceans are stunning, aren’t they? I’m fortunate to have grown up on the ocean, spending my youth just some minutes from the peaceable rocky seashores of British Columbia. I nonetheless stay close to the ocean right here in Vancouver, and admit I would discover it robust to ever stay away from it. I’m additionally fortunate sufficient to stay in one of many high cherry producing areas on the earth. You understand, these darkish crimson fruits that develop as much as the scale of small plums and stain your fingers and garments in addition to your palate, rendering it ineffective to take pleasure in every other fruit as a lot (right now of the yr). Oceans and cherries. Two great issues.’

Effectively, you’ll be able to think about the sheer glee on our current island weekend on the discovery (by me, my daughter, and my visiting youthful sister) of cherry bushes laden with ripe fruit rising seaside not removed from our dad and mom house. There isn’t a a lot better approach to cap off a leisurely afternoon of sunshine and swimming on the seaside than taking a spontaneous detour down a rustic lane to search out bushels of your favorite fruits – simply hanging there amongst the shipwrecks and sun-laden stillness.

My sister and I felt like youngsters once more with no care on the earth, besides perhaps being late to dinner at house because of our spontaneous tour to the seaside orchard. Not removed from after we have been youngsters actually, now that I give it some thought. And it felt good. At present I’m excited to share these images with you all in addition to this straightforward and actually scrumptious recipe for a memorable summer season drink. One other easy recipe requiring not more than 2 components, this summer season chiller actually, actually, hits the spot.

Chilled Cherry Almond Smoothie:

To pit cherries, use the ripest fruit you’ll be able to. In case you have a cherry pitter, go forward and use it, however I by no means have and (like regular) choose to make use of my very own instruments (my fingers). If the fruit is ripe, merely tear the cherry open and take away the pits along with your fingers. If they’re extra on the agency aspect, you’ll be able to open them with a knife (like an apple) and take away the pit then.

In case you have the almond milk helpful, merely mix the milk and cherries in a blender and add the ice cubes. Mix on excessive till frothy. Function desired and luxuriate in! A easy, simple approach to calm down and luxuriate in two healthful and scrumptious meals. Nothing fancy. However by some means it nonetheless appears fancy to me – how about you?

Summer time is right here and it’s an exquisite factor, my weekend at house was such a wonderful one, and far like to my people and to my sister for the time collectively! On one other notice, we’re within the 10-day countdown till we go away for our journey to France for 3 entire weeks! I’ll be running a blog from there as there will probably be simply an excessive amount of to maintain up with, particularly as we attempt to work our manner by all of it in true ‘much less is extra’ style.