Greens in your smoothie to live for, all harvest long
After the squatty stodge of winter, we look to the riot of greens to make us feel back on track and healthy in the sun. a trundle through barn notes reminded us that green start soft and mild in the spring and progress to gnarlier and stronger as the seasons roll out. Palates seem to function in the same way, seeking the light and bright in the spring, followed by heavy and tart later in the harvest. We mentally ran through a likely evolution of smoothies as an example of such a thing. A stunning score of the aria of produce and good eats revealed itself. We might start with a kale/banana/strawberry/buttermilk prep and move on to a bok choy/pineapple/black cherry/almond milk tumbler. The joy seems to come from variety of choice, never settling on one combination. And, of course, attention to season and availability.
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- 1 part greens, can increase as desired (see ingredients below)
- 2 parts fruit, can decrease as desired (see ingredients below)
- 3 parts liquid, can decrease as desired (see ingredients below)
Choice of greens, from mild to strong
- whole cucumber
- Swiss chard
- red chard
- Chinese cabbage
- bok choy
- red cabbage
- other herbs (parsley, mint, thyme)
- collard greens
- turnip greens
- mustard greens
- dandelion greens
- beet greens
choice of fruits, from light to heavy
- raw honey to taste
- cow’s milk
- coconut milk
- almond milk
- soy milk
- flax milk
- hemp milk
- rice milk
- oat milk
- kefir milk
- yogurt cut with fruit juice
- Trim and thoroughly wash veg and fruit.
- Peel fruits, such as oranges and melons, but leave on if possible, such as cucumbers.
- Cut into chunks.
- Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and whir till totally smooth.
- Scrape side of the bowl or carafe as you go if ingredients pesky-cling.
- Serve fresh.
- Makes one glass, makes many.
- We would note that the greens and fruits also increase in strength as digestion and health will tolerate. Follow your intuition and your body signals.
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