Yeah for fresh picked summertime strawberries! Picking strawberries is such a delight this time of year in Maine…even on a cloudy cool day…
Finn and I went picking last week and we had so much fun. We were the only ones there! I think the clouds and drizzle kept everyone else away – which was just fine with us…it was like having our own private strawberry field. It was lovely and so peaceful…snacking on berries, looking out at cloud shrouded hills with a gentle mist falling all around, and cows grazing nearby…it was a magic day in Maine, to say the least…
The strawberry fields were a part of a larger organic farm, Uncas Farm, in Whitefield Maine. The farm is an organic farm and they have a super sweet general store on the premises where they offer sandwiches, soup, coffee, local meats and their own produce…plus, lots of other fabulous goodies…enjoy them in their homey cafe and peruse a book or two (they have a mini library there too!) or take lunch with you…either way, it’s a great spot to go picking organic strawberries, so we did.
Now, what to do with all those strawberries…hmmm…last year we made biscuits and then topped them with strawberries and cream – this year, we’ll do the same, though we’ve also been enjoying a super simple, nutritious and quick snack – strawberry banana smoothies!
They are so easy with fresh or frozen fruit that you should try them this summer too…
Here’s what you’ll need;
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1-1.5 cups plain yogurt
1-2 tablespoons ground flax (easy way to get all those omega benefits!)
a bit (or more) of honey
and that’s it!
Chop and place all in blender.
Blend and pour.
Other combo. possibilities;
peanut butter and yogurt
yogurt and blueberries
blueberries, rasberries and banana
What’s your favorite combo?
Try it for yourself and see how refreshing (and filling) this beverage is -especially on those sweltering summer days…
P.S. Fun fact – my blender and fun strawberry glass were picked up for free at my local ‘freebie barn’.