Monday, July 25, 2005

Blueberry Smoothie

On Saturday I had an appointment with my hairdresser and that meant go across the river to the small little city of Aylmer, on the Quebec side. On the way, on the Lower Aylmer Road, there are always one or two stalls usually selling one type of fruit or vegetable in season. In June it was the strawberries and now they are offering wild blueberries. Wild blueberries are very small but bursting with concentrated flavour. They are not cheap, but by the time I came back the people were getting ready to leave and I was able to purchase all the berries they have left over for about half-price. I did not have enough money and the seller would rather sell cheaper than take it back.

So now I'm trying to figure out what to do with all the blueberries. Muffins and cake are in order, and even maybe pie. I will also wash some and freeze for later use. Today, my lunch was carrot sticks and almond butter and blueberry smoothie.

For the smoothie I whirled in the blender:
2/3 cup yogurt
1 packet splenda
1/2 cup wild blueberries, picked over and washed

This quantity will make enough to fill my glasses, as you can see in the picture. No leftovers. The book in the background, that I was reading during lunch is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

11 comments:

Clare Eats said...

YUM YUM YUM!
I had a WHOLE HEAP once when I went to a farm and picked my own.. *SIGH*
Muffins,Pie, Smoothies....

They make really nice ice cubes in an alcholic drink too ;)

Elvira said...

Adoro este tipo de coisinhas...!

FoodNinja said...

I just got done reading the book.. I cant wait for the next one.. I am reading the Lemony Snicket ones in the mean time!.. I hope you enjoy the book

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Zarah Maria said...

That almond butter looks nice - did you make that yourself? Mmm, and a blueberrry smoothie to go with it, you couldn't get much closer to heaven, could you?:-)

Ana said...

Clare: Ice cubes for drinks! Mmmm! I didn't know about that one and it sounds really interesting. I'm going to freeze some then.

Elvira: também gosto muito destes lunches de verão, que não dão trabalho nenhum.

Templar: I have the whole collection of the Harry Potter books and DVDs and I'll watch the new film when it comes next November. Did not know about the Lemony Snicket's though. You recommend them?

Zarah Maria: I am lucky to live almost across the street from one of the best health food stores in town. They have all these butters freshly made. Now what I started making again recently is the yogurt. About 5 years ago I used to make my own yogurt in the oven, under the pilot light. It was very good. Then once the kids left home I started buying it. Now I decided to slurge and bought myself a yogurt maker so the yogurt in the recipe is my own.

FoodNinja said...

Lemony Snicket, A series of Unfortunate Events. is a very dark comedy that reads very fast and Increadably addictive, Like Harry Potter I eagerly await the next book. I hopped from Library Branch to branch till I read all printed books. Very recomended :D

Nupur said...

Yummm...looks so delicous and healthy too :) what a pretty color.

Randi said...

if you still have some left, i urge you to make cook's illustrated's blueberry buckle. its fabu.

Andrea said...

OH, I would have this now! It looks so good!
By the way, your blog is looking very nice - like the colours.

Ana said...

Thanks Dreska. It is so good to have you back.