Justine’s Tea Party


I have been wanting to go to one of Justine’s virtual tea parties for some time. I could make lots of excuses for my lack of attendance. The only one I will mention is that in February I ate an incredible S’more tart at the Columbia City Bakery in Seattle. I finally had found something I could bring to Tea Time!

The problem was that I didn’t have the idea until I had left the bakery. There was no way for me to get a photograph of the tart that day. The next day, I called the bakery and asked when they would be serving it again. I was dismayed to be told that had been a Valentine’s Day special and would not be re-made, at least not until February 2016.

A few months ago I discovered a website that I have come to love. It is called Minimalist Baker. The recipes are healthy, generally 10 or less ingredients and are easy, and quick, to make.

I decided I would bring their “Immune Booster Orange Smoothie” to the tea party. It is remarkable that I love this smoothie so much, because sweet potatoes are a major ingredient. I have disliked sweet potatoes for as long as I can remember. Almost all of the vegetables my mother served when I was a kid were canned. Canned sweet potatoes….. yuuuuuccccckkkkkkkk.  No wonder I didn’t like them.

But this smoothie is delicious… and doesn’t taste at all like canned sweet potatoes! I will show some of the process of making it and then give you the link to the recipe.








You can make the smoothie thick and creamy, like this one, or add more liquid to thin it out.

Click here to see the detailed recipe.

It’s time for me to leave for the tea party.  I hope they enjoy the smoothie, and if you make it I hope you do too!

Written for Tea Time #12

10 thoughts on “Justine’s Tea Party

  1. I love the way you are so enthusiastic Karuna and what a sweet tale about going back to the shop to get the cake just to show for this tea party i really really appreciate the effort. Now on to this post, wow a sweet potato smoothie? I would never think to put that in to a smoothie, just goes to show there is smoothie adventures to be had out there. 🙂 Thank you so much for coming by, it was well worth the wait to have you here ❤ justine x

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