Friday, April 1, 2011

Beet greens and celeriac greens smoothie

Beet greens, celeriac greens, and Kiwi fruit are pureed with apple and lime in this nutrient-dense smoothie. You can either stop there, or make a small, fresh and complete meal of it by adding olive oil and tofu.

Beet greens, celeriac greens, Kiwi fruit, Granny Smith apple
and lime                             


                                                                           Yield: 1 large smoothie or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients:

1 bunch of fresh beet greens, excluding stalks, chopped
1 bunch of fresh celeriac greens including stalks, chopped
1 Kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
½ Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, seeds and seed case removed
½ lime, peeled, chopped
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup smooth tofu


Preparation:

1. Wash the fruits and vegetables. 

2. Spin the greens prior to chopping them into chunks about 2.5 cm. (1 in.) wide.  Put them into a blender.

3. Peel and chop Kiwi into chunks. Add to blender.

4. Halve Granny Smith apple. Remove core and seeds. Chop one half into chunks and add to blender.

6. Halve lime. Score the pulp, then cut it away from the peel using a sharp paring knife. Add pulp to blender. If you wish to consume only the vegetables and fruits, add the water at this point, and puree. Otherwise, proceed to step 7.

Beet greens and
celeriac greens smoothie



7. Add remaining ingredients.  Pulse on 'High' until pureed.
Beet greens, celeriac
greens and tofu
smoothie

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