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Berry Blast Smoothie

The concept of Spring or Autumn is one that I only learned when I travelled abroad for the first time – a trip to Europe during ‘Spring Break’. I landed in Paris, from the sultry heat of Mumbai, and suddenly, I was praying for the day temperature to cross 10 degrees Celsius! Parisians, of course, had reason to celebrate – daylight hours were till almost 9 pm and fresh berries were starting to make their way to the markets. And that is when I had my first taste of raspberries!

Living in Mumbai, we’re lucky to have strawberries brought to us from Mahableshwar, but raspberries and blueberries – oh well, we get the imported sort, but what I wouldn’t do to get them locally?! This said trip to Europe was also when I learned that winter doesn’t turn to summer overnight… I was young, and in my defence, that’s all I’d seen in Mumbai until then.

I often joke with my friends, that I’m only physically here, in my head, I’m always in Paris… that’s the impact the city had on me. And somehow these raspberries always remind me of that very first day in Montmatre, where I saw them being sold… they looked like little jewels that I had to get my hands on. Like all good things and memories in life that one tries to hold on to, I keep a stash of frozen raspberries in my freezer at all times… I look at them and think of that Easter Sunday in Paris when I first tasted them… but, if you can’t find raspberries, feel free to swap them with strawberries that are still in season. In other news, I’m planning some batches of cooking and baking classes in Mumbai over the next two months… Drop me a line at tarikasingh.work@gmail.com and I’ll keep you posted! Would you like to learn some awesome recipes for the summer?

Here’s a bit I wrote about my second trip to Paris, back in 2013 –https://www.tarikasingh.com/favourhits-paris-edition

And this is a video from my Italian Baking Class – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnJVZUVW_M

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Berry Blast Smoothie
The concept of Spring or Autumn is one that I only learned when I travelled abroad for the first time – a trip to Europe during ‘Spring Break’. I landed in Paris, from the sultry heat of Mumbai, and suddenly, I was praying for the day temperature to cross 10 degrees Celsius! Parisians, of course, ha
Course breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup raspberries frozen , thawed (you can use strawberries)
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • 1 banana ripe frozen , chopped up
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 Tbs flax seeds
  • Sweetener of choice if required
Course breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup raspberries frozen , thawed (you can use strawberries)
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • 1 banana ripe frozen , chopped up
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 Tbs flax seeds
  • Sweetener of choice if required
Instructions
  1. Put the berries, frozen banana, yogurt and flax seeds in the jar and blend. I used the KitchenAid Cordless 5 Speed Hand Blender with the ‘s’ shaped blade.
  2. Taste to check if you’d like to add a sweetener. Serve immediately.
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