My inner child, who grew up in snowy Ontario, feeling an incredible amount of joy at an unexpected West Coast snow storm.
I made snow angels, ran through snow banks with wolves (aka. off leash Kitsilano dogs), looked in wonder at the heavy, snow laden boughs on the neighborhood trees, stuck my tongue out and caught snowflakes on it and just, in general, marveled at the beauty of nature.
Then I went home and wrote this in my journal:
“Maybe after journeying through all of these years, occasionally having to jump through rings of fire, now is the time to gather all of the joyful things back into my life. To notice and remember every day all of the things, big and small that give me joy.”
And now for some nourishing food:
Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 3 large bananas
- 1/2 cup of coconut or almond milk
- 1/2 cup raspberries
Blend together and top with Love Crunch chocolate granola and dark chocolate sauce.
And, continuing the raw, fruity theme, here is a pretty, pink smoothie bowl.
I love this recipe because it looks as good as it tastes. It’s also full of good-for-you ingredients. Enjoy.
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup frozen berries or cherries
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- ½ cup almond milk
- fresh raspberries
- fresh blackberries
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
- Add frozen banana, cherries, hemp seeds, chia, raspberries and almond milk to a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a bowl.
- Top smoothie with blackberries and coconut flakes.
It’s that easy.