I spent a long time with my daughters on skype this morning…and we were remembering nice moments we had during the summer time in Aix en Provence…
Anais told me that we were living a dream…exactly the same as in the national bestseller book, A Year in Provence, in which Peter Mayle is describing how to enjoy the local French Cuisine…and other…pleasures… and our main pleasure on the Cour Mirabeau was to sip a smoothie made with fresh…I mean really fresh…fruits.
Le Cour Mirabeau is a little court where all people, local and tourists, are getting their morning coffee or evening drinks was to sip a fresh, a little bit like a tiny Champs Elysée…
Because I like to innovate, as soon as I came back home..I tried a few recipes…
And the one which is really amazing is a smothie made with raspberries and a few (a pinch) of cranberries or blueberries…I add carrot juice and a hint of lavender essential oil…my secret is there!!! I can tell you…the marriage of raspberries and lavender is just…very “Grande Cuisine”. But thanks to the fact I put some spirulina powder…it s delicious AND very very healthy.
Indeed, spirulina is a great ingredient to put in your smoothies, it is the perfect detox ingredient, but not only 🙂 it is even a top 3 most cleansing superfoods.
I don’t really need sugar, but for my daughters I add some coconut flower blossom nectar, you can find a lot of details about it in essential living foods website, what I can tell you already is that this nectar is wayyyy healthier than white sugar!!!
Yummy healthy gourmet drink!!!
And in summer, when I come back from the farmer market, I put my raspberries for half an hour in the freezer, during that time I put my carrots in the juicer, just the time to clean the extractor… and than it’s time to put everything in the blender…here are the proportions I use…up to you to adapt your recipe upon the season…and wishes…
-1,5 glass full of raspberries
-1/2 a glass of carrot juice
-1 pinch of cranberries
-1 or 2 drops of lavender essential oil (try 1 first, if you like it….try 2)
-2 tablespoons of spirulina powder
If you want to make a fast sorbet, use frozen raspberries
Anyway…drink very fresh…