I know I just posted a blog entry half an hour ago, but I wanted to share this non-recipe.
The weather is getting quite warm in Alanya, and it’s only going to get hotter. I’ve been toying with the idea of eating mostly raw foods this summer, with the exception of a few grainy, bean-y, dishes, and of course a few yummy baked summer fruit crumbles.
I’ve been drinking lots of colorful smoothies lately–35 Turkish lira (about $20 US) goes reeeeally far at the Oba-Alanya farmers’ market, and I’ve been trying to finish my produce in time to stock up again on Thursday. It’s probably not going to happen.
For this smoothie, I used about two cups of strawberries, including their tops, a handful of purple basil leaves, and a quarter of a huge watermelon.
Instructions: Blend it all up! (I like to blend the leafy, seedy parts–the strawberries and the basil–first on their own. The watermelon takes only a couple whirls in the blender to emulsify.
This made one liter of very refreshing, tasty juice/light-density smoothie, and I drank it up all by myself!