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Smoothie with a little bit of spring

Healthy smoothie with raspberries, chia and cranberry juice | insimoneskitchen.com

It happened all of a sudden this week; I walked outside , the sun was shining and it just happened – for a very brief moment – I had that spring feeling. It’s comparable to the beginning of autumn; you know it is coming but it is always suddenly there. That very special something in the air that signals that the season is about to change… Now I am not so sure it is already time for spring. We haven’t had any kind of winter at all, if you think about it and I am getting nervous thinking about the amount of mosquitos that will eventually pop up with this weather. Which – by the way – they are already doing! I saw them dancing through the air last night. Hopeless… Anyway, apart from the fabulous weather I spontaneously felt like a smoothie with a spring kick. Nice and fresh, not too heavy, perfect for the beginning of spring. Early or not…

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