Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beet greens smoothie

Beet greens smoothie
                                                           Yield: 1 serving

Beet greens are used as the basis of this olive-green coloured smoothie which contains a variety of fresh green fruits and vegetables: mung bean sprouts, fresh mint, Kiwi fruit and star fruit to deliver a fresh, fruity punch. In this smoothie you will consume five servings of fruit and vegetables, plus olive oil for the health benefits it delivers to your nervous system.

Beet greens smoothie for a clean, refreshing taste of goodness
Ingredients:

1 bunch of fresh beet greens, chopped (about 3 whole leaves minus stalks)
1 handful or more mung bean sprouts
1 Kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
2 - 3 sprigs fresh mint, leaves only
½ star fruit, seeds and seed cases removed
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup water

Beet greens, mung bean sprouts, Kiwi fruit,
dragon fruit and fresh mint combine in a
thick, refreshing taste treat

Preparation:

1. Wash the vegetables. Separate the leaves from the stalks. Roughly chop the beet greens and put them into a blender.

2. Add remaining ingredients when peeled, seeded or otherwise treated as indicated in the ingredients list.

3. Pulse on 'High' until pureed. Decant. Enjoy!

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