It’s been some time since I last posted in this corner of the inter webs. After yet another challenging semester, compounded with work, and the figurative and literal pain associated with fracturing my foot (yes, that did actually happen), I have finally returned to dust off my apron for you all.
This recipe came to light when my mom, who was visiting family abroad for a month, came back home and instantly started harvesting the lemon blossoms from our tree in the backyard. When she brought those blossoms inside, every nook and cranny of our house was perfumed by the scent of these blossoms and it would take us a total of 2 minutes to get entirely intoxicated with the scent.
My mom planned to make a jam from the lemon blossoms, so she washed the harvested blossoms, and washed them again, and then soaked them in water, and rinsed them, yet again. The result were these plump and quietly seductive little blossom petals that made your insides feel pure, unadulterated joy. All I could think of was how I could incorporate these little bits of gorgeousness into my food.
Then it hit me: a smoothie! It would be light, slightly perfumey, tangy, and spicy. I had to cover all my flavor bases. I didn’t even intend on crafting this recipe for the blog, but I think it’s a welcoming recipe for this virtual corner that I’ve neglected for some time now.
Lemon Blossom Spring Smoothie
- a palmful of washed lemon blossoms, or any other kind of citrus
- a huge fistful of baby spinach
- one lime/lemon, peeled
- a chunk of ginger, the size of the first third of your pinky, chopped
- two sweet tangerines
- a dash of sea salt (I use this one)
- roughly 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water, (I prefer using a mild flavoured kombucha, such as Clearly Kombucha)
- In a blender, place the lemon and tangerines at the bottom of the blender. Then add the lemon blossoms, spinach, ginger, sea salt, and liquid.
- Depending on the power of your blender, blend for 30 seconds to a 1 minute.
- Pour into your favourite mug, top with a blossom, and enjoy!
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve put in a smoothie?