Edible

Berry & Blossom Smoothie

April 24, 2020

I love a breakfast smoothie in the morning! This year I’m trying to incorporate more wild food into my every day, so this is a little twist on my regular morning go to. It is easy enough to make (as it’s not really a recipe per say; more of a subtle addition). But you can jazz it up, however you like, with edible flowers or using a tropical fruit mix rather than berries.

Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of blossom petals

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Frozen berries
  • Milk of choice

Method:

  • To make the smoothie, i simply blend together frozen berries and my homemade blossom syrup (which you’ll need to make in advance). So follow the recipe for the syrup first.
  • Once your syrup has cooled, add a few splashes to your blending container, with frozen berries & milk of choice – I usually opt for almond and coconut.
  • Blend together for 30 seconds.
  • If the texture is too thick for your preference, then just add some hot water and re-blend.

Syrup:

  1. Place your water, sugar and petals in a pan and bring to boil on a medium heat.
  2. Leave to simmer for 30 mins.
  3. Take off the heat and strain the liquid through a piece of muslin to remove the petals.
  4. Once cooled to room temperature, you can store this in the fridge for a couple of months.

To finish, I picked a couple of edibles from the garden and decorated the top. Current spring edibles include: primulas, violets, myosotis, bellis, cuckooflower… etc … etc… etc…

Enjoy the snack! x

Yum!
Me!

Disclaimer: Introducing wild food into your cooking is fun, but you need to be 100% sure of your identification and cautious of your own allergies. These pages serve more as a diary of recipes I have tried rather than suggestions.

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