Monday, April 12, 2010

Yogurt Berry Smoothie -- Berry berry good


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Where I live, seasons do not sneak into your life. They march in, tooting horns, unfurling their beauty and making a big show. The calendars have fixed dates which proclaim "Beginning of Spring" and Nature takes cue. Schools close down for a week and a big hoopla is made of Spring. For a region marked with long, cold and really dreadful winters this would all seem natural.


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But I am surprised at how not only Spring, but each of the four seasons gets its due recognition and how very distinct one is from the other. Coming from a country where the seasons fluidly merged into each other and it was not easy to pinpoint start and end of Spring by the weather alone, the dominating seasonal characters here astound me.


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Last week BS had her Spring Break and the weather was gorgeous for most part of the week. We did spend a lot of time outdoors though my allergy tried to dampen the whole thing. My parents are here and LS's love for the shide and pak reached a crescendo with almost a daily visit to the park.

The Bengali New Year is this week and this time some of us families ushered in the New Year at a friend's home with a small function that had dance and music by the kiddos. Usually a get together for us is always about food but this time it was a little different. Some of my talented friends choreographed dance numbers based on songs of Rabindranath Tagore and the kids danced to it. With their very limited rehearsals, they did a fantastic job and it was a very nicely put together show.


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To continue with the spirit of the season I have something light, purple and delicious today. A yogurt smoothie with triple berries. I was delighted to find this organic pack of triple berries(strawberry, blackberry, blueberry) at my local price club and have been using it for smoothies and shakes for some time. The price is very much within reach at $10. This shows how growing consumer interest in Organic produce is slowly bringing down the price. This easy to make delicious smoothie really screams Spring in your heart, so go ahead, fix a smoothie.


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In a blender add 1/2 cup of Fat Free Yogurt, 1/2 cup of defrosted berries, 1 tbsp of honey and 1/2 cup of water/milk. Blend till smooth. Drink up


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24 comments:

  1. the flower pix r awesome...if u like flowers visit my blog..I have posted lots of flower pix too...have a nice day...

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  2. This is so yummy.. Triple yummy :) Lovely clicks. I am loving all the nature pics from bloggers around. I envy you all. I don't find such beauty here at chennai. Days are getting hotter and drier. :(

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  3. You know there are six seasons in India, right? I keep thinking even the four main ones are not so well distinguished in India, maybe only in literature they are! Those fleurs are wonderful!

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  4. Sra

    Exactly. And the strange part is, the function I was talking about, my daughter danced on something called "Rituranga", Tagore's composition on each of the six seasons. And yet those seasons were not as distinct as they are here.

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  5. But ok I loved the season "Rainy", that I don't see here, come on "rain" needs a season of its own

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  6. big fan of smoothies here...spring and berries go so well together!

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  7. jodio ami smoothie r bhokto noi, tobe brishtir durdanto fan......ebong hnya borsha nijoswo writu daabii kore....

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  8. Sandeepa,
    glad to know your parents are here..berry smothie looks so good and flower picture too..
    hugs and smiles

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  9. Shubho Nobo Borsho in advance Sandeepa

    I am sure this would breally tasty. We used to make one with free yogurt, Splenda and strawberry during dieting days. Quite tasty.

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  10. There are two seasons in Mumbai:
    1. Hot
    2. wet

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  11. That smoothie is full of colors and I wouldn't have had anything left over for a smoothie...that bag of berries were so very inviting...Lovely lovely pics Sandeepa! U'e bringing lots of color to me!

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  12. but barsha ritu to ache...rabindronath er barshar opar eto gaan ki tahole britha

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  13. I hear you BongMom! I have never seen such a striking change in seasons in India. Here I see everything bursting to bloom - Spring for me is finally out of those textbooks.

    Btw, Shubho Nabo Borsho, in case we don't "talk" before the 15th.

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  14. I only noticed two seasons in India where I lived Hot and very Hot! Probably little exaggerating only little rain in Nov to tell it is winter: ) Cool ur parents are there, u can have some relief!
    This bloom happened pretty much in Feb here! But we have an unusual rainy weather pattern till yester !

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  15. ur spring snaps looks so gorgeous!Happy new year to u!!

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  16. Shubho Naba Barsha to you too Sandeepa. Berry smoothie is indeed berry berry good. :)

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  17. that's a perfect hearty drink that reflects spring indeed!!

    I'm waiting for the season to settle so that I can get some fresh berries too.

    kids choreographing for the song is cute; we dance for each & every party too, not only kids but the adults too, hehehe, we love dancing, fantastic way to de-stress and loose some calories too lol

    Spring is my favourite season; it's true what you said, the seasons come & go as if every day was pre-programmed, let it be the temperature, the flowers or the trees or the plants, everything comes and goes so naturally.. let me stop before going into too much philosophies, hehehe

    as spring break starts from friday onwards, I will not log in before two weeks, so let me wish you a happy Bengali new year in advance !!!! cheers!!!

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  18. Sandeepa,
    Back home we dont feel much season change.kinto ekto garam hole hi mone season change hoche,nahole during autumn with shiuli phool we know another season change.not very profound as here ...
    wish you and your lovely family shobho nababorsho
    hugs and smiles

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  19. Thanks a lot for the b'day wishes to my daughter Sandeepa! So sweet that u remembered it!

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  20. the flower pics are very nice..healthy smoothie..shubho nababarsha, Sandeepa to u and ur family..send ur entries for my summer food & drinks event to riappyayan@gmail.com..pl. note

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  21. I completely agree with you and just 3 days ago this thought had popped in my mind, that every season here likes to arrive with a big bang and gets its due recognition. Right from the nature to the stores.. ;) And when I came here on your blog, I read all in print. :) I am a big fan of your blog and love all your recipes. Keep them coming.. Wish you all the Best!

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