Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beet greens and fire dragon fruit smoothie

Beet greens and the grey flesh of the subtly flavoured fire dragon fruit create the deep green of this nutrient-rich smoothie. The sweet tartness of Granny Smith apple compliments the mug bean sprouts. Add the juice of lime to broaden the flavours.

Beet greens and fire dragon fruit smoothie

                                                          Yield: 1 serving


1 bunch fresh beet greens, washed, chopped (about 3-4  whole leaves minus stalks)
1 handful mung bean sprouts, washed
¼ Granny Smith apple, chopped
¼ fire dragon fruit
¼ cup water
¼ fresh lime

Clockwise: beet greens, mung bean sprouts, Granny Smith apple and
fire dragon fruit


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

2. Add water and bean sprouts. Pulse on 'High' until pureed.

3. Add ¼ apple, together with the peel. Scoop flesh out of ¼ dragon fruit and add to blender.

4. Pulse on 'High' until pureed. Add lime juice if desired.

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