i wanted to try a small one first, so i used my littlest mixing bowls, put blueberries at the base and slices of lemon around the sides. i plan to go a lot larger and more artistic this summer, when i can use homegrown edible flowers and greens to make a big salad bowl. i might also try a large layered bowl using these rosehips i collected down by the river...i discovered i really don’t like the taste of rosehips at all, but they would be very pretty in ice.
the lemon blueberry bowl was perfect for holding a serving of my homemade smoothie/sorbet-type-thing. i pour about 1/3 cup soymilk into the food processor, add a scoop of green superfood powder and process for a few seconds, then pour a cup or so of frozen berries in through the chute (with the processor running) and process until smooth but firm and scoopable. it tasted extra delicious in the ice bowl--i don’t know if it was just my imagination but i felt like i could taste a hint of fresh lemon.
i’m not sure whether to call it a sorbet or a smoothie, it’s kind of neither and both. whatever it is it makes a very tasty breakfast. i always eat either my frozen berry blend or a mix of soygurt and grape nuts for breakfast...and one morning i was extra hungry so i combined the two for a trifle: