Strawberry Beetroot Smoothie

Strawberry Beetroot Smoothie

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know I’m currently obsessed with beets.  If it’s possible to be in love with a vegetable, I would send these sweet things a love note every day.  First of all, they are the most gorgeous things ever… but you wouldn’t know it unless you got a little closer.  I mean, on the outside beets are nothing appealing: kind of brownish, rough and bumpy, and all dusty from being in the ground.

Beetroot

But get a little closer, get to know one a little, get on the inside… and look!  Isn’t that the most beautiful thing?  Don’t judge a beet by its cover, folks!…

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Strawberry Coconut Salad with Spicy Pecans & Fresh Strawberry Dressing

Strawberry Coconut Salad with Spicy Pecans & Fresh Strawberry Dressing

Soooo… I know half of the world is buried under at least a meter of snow, and the East Coast of the United States is just now digging out from “Snowzilla”- the blizzard that shut down airports, schools, and even US government offices for more than a day.  But over here in Philippines, we’re harvesting fresh strawberries from the highlands of Baguio.

Fresh Baguio Strawberries

I’m not being smug or anything.  I know you’ll have a “right back achta” moment as I lay panting in the heat of April & May whilst you enjoy your own fresh, cool strawberry season.  What comes around does indeed go around.  Plus, you’ll have this wonderful recipe with which to showcase your lovely fresh strawbs, while for me there will be not a berry in sight, straw or otherwise….

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