Greens in your smoothie to live for, all harvest long

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. 1 part greens, can increase as desired (see ingredients below)
  2. 2 parts fruit, can decrease as desired (see ingredients below)
  3. 3 parts liquid, can decrease as desired (see ingredients below)
Choice of greens, from mild to strong
  1. kale
  2. spinach
  3. celery
  4. whole cucumber
  5. cilantro
  6. Swiss chard
  7. red chard
  8. Chinese cabbage
  9. bok choy
  10. lettuce
  11. arugula
  12. red cabbage
  13. other herbs (parsley, mint, thyme)
  14. endive
  15. escarole
  16. collard greens
  17. turnip greens
  18. mustard greens
  19. dandelion greens
  20. beet greens
  21. sprouts
choice of fruits, from light to heavy
  1. banana
  2. orange
  3. kiwi
  4. pear
  5. pineapple
  6. cantaloupe
  7. watermelon
  8. mango
  9. strawberry
  10. blueberry
  11. blackberry
  12. raspberry
  13. cherry
  14. grapefruit
  15. honeydew
  16. grapes
  17. raw honey to taste
  1. cow’s milk
  2. buttermilk
  3. coconut milk
  4. almond milk
  5. soy milk
  6. flax milk
  7. hemp milk
  8. rice milk
  9. oat milk
  10. kefir milk
  11. yogurt cut with fruit juice
  12. water
  1. Trim and thoroughly wash veg and fruit.
  2. Peel fruits, such as oranges and melons, but leave on if possible, such as cucumbers.
  3. Cut into chunks.
  4. Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and whir till totally smooth.
  5. Scrape side of the bowl or carafe as you go if ingredients pesky-cling.
  6. Serve fresh.
  7. Makes one glass, makes many.
  1. 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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