Sometimes a week can feel extraordinarily long. I don't mean this in a bad way, to be clear. It is just that these blog posts exist as a marker of time. They are essentially journals of my week (although hopefully interesting enough to engage people other than myself). It is funny to think about last week's post in which I talked about our upcoming pickle making adventure and the first week of school. Now, only one week later, I feel immersed. I have a whole book to read for Wednesday (which is probably one of my new favourite books), poems to edit and a reading response to write for Tuesday, and a presentation on my past work to prepare for Thursday. I've been obsessively drinking cream of earl grey tea and listening to this album and the whole weekend it has been pouring rain.
I hope all of that didn't sound like complaints because honestly, I am so happy. I'm loving my new apartment, Sebastian and I are making the yummiest foods (just wait, I have a recipe for 'beet-za' that will knock your socks off), and I have seen so many good friends and had so many big smiles.
Now, I have to cut this off here because I really do need to finish that book (on page 192 out of 300) and my tea is getting cold.
This smoothie wasn't intended to be Rosh Hashanah themed, but I guess the halva ties it all together perfectly. And what with the honey and blueberries (almost like apples dipped in honey righttttt?) it really does fit the theme. This smoothie is super decadent. It's smooth, fruity, sweet, with an earthy tahini undertone to it. It isn't really a breakfast smoothie (although I am not going to tell you not to have it for breakfast). I think of it more as a dessert smoothie - silky and rich, almost like a milkshake. Enjoy it with your challah, or your apple cake, or all on its lonesome.
Shanah Tovah everyone! Happy New Years! :)
Blueberry Halva Smoothie
Makes enough for 1 large glass or 2 small glasses
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 tbsp tahini
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp raw honey (sub maple syrup if vegan)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until combine. Drink fresh!