I crave roses at around St. Valentine’s Day (February 14) I’m not sure if it’s because of the marketing that has become instilled in me or if they marketed roses because of the craving for roses. (Kind of a chicken or egg scenario haha) In any case, because of my craving for roses I purchased some wild rose syrup from Forbes Wild Foods (no affiliation) in order to add to foods. I created this Berry-Rose smoothie as a quick boost of hydration and floral bliss! You could also substitute rose water for the syrup. Just be sure it is for ingesting (found in the food section of the grocery store) and is not a facial toner (found in the beauty products section).
I used frozen mixed berries of blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry but you could substitute any berry that you like. Straight strawberry works wonderfully with rose.
The questions you may be asking are: “Why use rose anyway? What good does it do to ingest it?” This study can help answer those questions but simply put roses have anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-aging (anti-oxidant) properties as well as being a digestive aid. So beside all that is it a pleasing taste sensation.
Perhaps make this for someone you love?
- 1 cup mixed berries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup yogurt
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup wild rose syrup
- Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. About 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Enjoy life in the pink!