Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cherry blossom foodie resources and a smoothie

Okay, these are magnolia blossoms.
Every year I forget how crowded cherry blossom season is in the District. The entire city is overrun with tourists, even far from the Tidal Basin. I always wonder what guidebooks or travel apps these travelers are using to navigate the city's foodways?

For hungry veggie tourists, I'd recommend:

And here is a smoothie recipe to celebrate the cherry blossoms. It's made using my new favorite item from Mountain Rose Herbs: Hibiscus Flower Powder (see photo below). 

Cherry Berry Flower Smoothie
Blend the following:
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries and black raspberries mix
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp hibiscus flower powder 
  • 1 Tbsp ground chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp amla powder (optional)
Serves 1.

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