Vegan Berry Smoothie Bowl: A lush pink smoothie bowl, ready in just five minutes, studded with fresh berries and deep dark cacao nibs for crunch. A five minute healthy breakfast with only 5 ingredient that makes a healthy grab-and-go breakfast full of plant based energy.
Find a mud puddle after a rainstorm and seat your dolls around it. Serve.
Mudpies and Other Recipes, A cookbook for dolls, Marjorie Winslow
I remember walking to the Salvation Army with my mom and Helle, my sister on summer afternoons where heat rose from the sidewalks and warmed the soles of my bare feet, my mom’s hand in mine dry and encompassing. I can see the soft flopping, late July lawns. Air smelling sharply of crushed dandelion and the diesel of lawn mowers. My sister and I yelping as we ran thru the chilled air beneath the sprinklers, her long straight honey hair turning dark and tangled. Crushed wet grass sticking to our feet, catching between our toes. Spray suspended and shimmering thru the sunlight. Knowing we would be dry before we reached the next sprinkler, like a caravan at an oasis taking advantage of the cool pools.
Beneath the trees the shade was cool and fragrant and then out again into the sunlight; white, hot and blinding. My mom and sister talked about the latest episode of M*A*S*H on the long lazy walk to the Pitman street Salvation Army. The sound of their voices was a summer sound like the murmuring of bees, the thudding of mulberries. Usually I was an annoying chatterbox but on these excursions with the hypnotizing riot of smells and textures I was silent.
The Salvation Army was created so single struggling mothers like ours could enter the doors and feel wealthy. Through those doors there were no have-nots. Within those musty walls filled with discarded stuffed animals and worn dresses we were rich.
The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
― Anais Nin
The walk back from the Salvation Army was a sleepy affair. We carried our prizes in weary arms. The sun slanted low in the sky. Our voices were hushed in the amber sunlight. Once my mom asked for a drink from a wealthy man watering his lawn. He offered to bring us glasses of water from the house. No thank you she replied the hose is just right for us. We drank thirstily from the cold stream that bubbled from his green hose.
Helle and I would pick errant wishers from well tended lawns. We held them in our sweaty hands closed our eyes, made a wish and blew. Opening our eyes we watched them float through the air. White parachutes floating on our desires.
If you love this Vegan Berry Smoothie Bowl then try my chocolatey:
A 5 minute, 5 ingredient berry smoothie breakfast that will fill you with energy withut slowing you down.
- 1 cup vegan yogurt
- 1 cup mixed berries 1/3 reserved for garnish
- 1 cup fresh cherries
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
Blend the yohurt with 2/3 cup of berries in a blender until smooth.
Scoop into two bowls.
Top with reserved berries, pitted cherries and sprinkle with cacao nibs.
Drrizzle with maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth.