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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Berry Green Smoothie!

My CSA veggie box has yielded me with plentiful greens--so much, that I am scrambling to eat them all before they go bad (or the next box arrives)!  Luckily, I've discovered the joys of the green smoothie, which makes good use of my CSA veggies.

Most other green smoothie recipes yield literally green smoothies.  Because I used blackberries, mine took on a deep, pink hue.  Additionally, I used beet greens because that was what I had on hand, but you can easily throw in kale or spinach.  Surprisingly, the smoothie turned out sweet with a mild vegetal flavor.

Berry Green Smoothie
Serves 1

1 small partially frozen banana
1/2 apple, cored
1 c greens (loosely packed and chopped)
1/3 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 c berries
water, as needed for consistency

* All ingredients can be tailored to your tastes.  Add more fruit for sweetness or some agave.

Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy on the go or my favorite...on a sunny balcony. :)