Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie - Daffodils

Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.

 Kahlil Gibran

In the High Desert of New Mexico, after a long cold winter, everyone longs for Spring. What a welcome sight. Trees blooming, the first flowers bravely emerging from the desert floor, birds building their homes. Even with all the wind, nature follows its own plan. This season has inspired poets to be reinspired and to pen their thoughts.

We wanted to welcome Spring with a delicious smoothie recipe and share some of the delights found in our garden, accompanied by some favorite poems.

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie - Daffodils

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Welcoming Spring With a Delicious Mango Smoothie - Plum Blossoms

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie - Eastern Honeysuckle

Spring – An Experience in Immortality.

Henry D. Thoreau

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie - First Signs of Spring

Springtime

Look at the boughs,

How white they are,

It’s snowing flowers!

Scoffing at the rain,

The sun dries

The weepy willow

And the sky reflects

In the violets

Its pure colors…

The fly opens its wings

And the dragonfly

With the golden pupils

And the wasp-like corset,

Unfolding its silky wings,

Has resumed its flight.

The water happily babbles,

The tiny fish wriggles

It’s Springtime again.

Théophile Gautier (English Translation)

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie - Lilacs

The seasons are what a symphony ought to be:

Four perfect movements in harmony with each other.

Arthur Rubenstein

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie - Lilacs

Here is our toast to Spring:

MANGO SMOOTHIE

  • 4 Mangoes (we used Champagne mangoes)
  • 1 cup Spring water
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 6 heaping Tbsp. of Trader Joe’s French Village plain yogurt, or So Delicious Coconut Milk Plain Yogurt

Welcoming Spring with a Delicious Mango Smoothie

Peel and remove seeds from mangoes. Place the fruit together with the water, honey and yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth.

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