Now that enough trees have died and moved on from our (now sunny) yard we have grown a beautiful vegetable garden. The green tops of the vegetables go well in the smoothie. It is a treat to wander into the garden with a huge bowl and find, here and there, whatever looks ready. Last night our green smoothie had carrot green tops, broccoli greens, beet greens, kale and cilantro. Most of these are very bitter greens and for that reason not commonly eaten – still they’re packed with nutrients. They worked well in the smoothie because of the powerful dense sweetness of the pineapple. I also tossed in about a quarter of a cup of flax seeds. All of this will grind nicely in a high speed blender in minutes. Our four year old drank a large cup after we added strawberry juice from a juice box.
I am still a big fan of this simple easy way of enjoying taking in lots of greens. Enjoy your greens!