I have a sneaking suspicion that I might be a calamity. Like, big time. There have been times when I’ve blamed it on something external, when I’ve even gone so far as to coin a term (which I will not share here) for the times when things have just blown up in my face in ways I couldn’t possibly imagine. Why won’t I share that term? Because it very obviously places fault on something that is very obviously not me, and is also very obviously something kind of unprofessional to share on a public forum. And after yet another debaucle-in which, this time, I have walked away with a useless, internally bruised and bleeding shoulder (all thanks to a bagel and some Kerrygold butter)-I have started noticing that the common denominator present at every disaster is me.
Thankfully, this does not apply to all of my endeavors, and I sometimes accomplish immediate, lasting, and disaster-free success; this smoothie, for example, did not result in any injuries, and was one of the more brilliant concoctions I have attempted as of late. AND! It has tasted absolutely delicious every time I have made it thereafter. It’s the little things, I think.
P.S. I banged my elbow writing this.
One Year: Pineapple Mango Lassi
Banana Berry Lavender Smoothie
1 cup frozen mixed berries (mine had raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries)
1 cup plain soy milk
1/4 cup cran-raspberry juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
2 tbsp honey, plus more for drizzling
pinch dried lavender (about 9-10 sprigs is perfect), plus more for decoration
Combine ingredients in a blender and liquify until consistency is smooth. Pour into two cups, drizzling each with honey and an additional sprinkling of lavender sprigs. Optional: drizzle each cup with honey before pouring the smoothie into the cups for extra honey flavor.
To achieve the honey crosshatch pictured, drizzle honey seven lines in one direction, then another seven in a direction perpendicular to that, followed by two circles around. Voila!