Smoothies & Azaleas

I’m 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 is finding a “wall” of azaleas in my neighbourhood.

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

And here’s a recipe for a pretty pink, azalea hued smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 T hemp protein
  • 1 T vanilla protein powder

Blend these ingredients together and enjoy the strawberry milkshake flavour while nourishing your body with vitamins and healing antioxidants.