Not sure if I have told you this before but my house is surrounded by miles and miles and miles of very beautiful hedges. Full of hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, with oaks standing proud, and flowers all spring and summer. Full of wildlife. We have much fun trying to spot the different birds and butterflies through the different seasons.
Come this time of the year though our hedge priorities change into one word. Blackberries.
Yeap, the hedges become choc-a-block with blackberries and boy oh boy are the mini chefs happy. They will spend hours (and I do mean hours) sat together in happy, sticky, purple juicy enjoyment just picking and eating and picking some more blackberries. No fighting whatsoever. There is the occasional acknowledging yell in my direction with a gleeful ‘mama yook, we share the brackbrie’.
When they are eventually full, they traipse indoors with their purple faces and hands and hand over a bowl full of blackberries with a ‘mama yook, we bring you some’.
Well that bowl of berries ends up in this delicious filling breakfast blackberry smoothie that then makes OH very happy too. Perfect right?
This was shared at the weekend potluck recipe link up.
- 200g (1¼ cup) fresh or frozen blackberries
- 2 bananas
- 120-240 ml (1/2 -1 cup) milk
- 120ml (1/2 cup) Greek yoghurt
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Put all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth and then serve.