Sunday, May 1, 2011

Swiss chard and mustard greens smoothie


You'll find this chard smoothie has a predominant pepper flavour. It provides a light, cooling break from your yard work. It's just in time to bring relief from the mid-afternoon temperatures that have begun to feel spring-like. 


Swiss chard and mustard greens smoothie

                                               Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients:
2 white Swiss chard leaves, stalks removed
2 - 3 large mustard green leaves, stalks removed
1 - 2 handfuls seedless green grapes, stems removed
1 - 2 stalks clery
¼ cup cold water
Garnish: 3 green grapes

Swiss chard, mustard greens, celery, and seedless green grapes

Preparation:
1. Clean the fruits and vegetables.

2.  Place 1 - 2 handfuls of seedless green grapes and ¼ cup water into the blender. Puree.

3. Slice the leaves of chard and mustard greens into 1 cm. (½ in.) slices.  Add to the blender contents. Puree.

4. Cut the celery stick(s) into 2.5 cm. (1 in.) chunks. Add to the blender. Puree.

5. Pour into a glass. Garnish with seedless grapes.*

* In summer, wash and freeze grapes before blending them. This smoothie becomes very cooling and slurpy-ish.

2 comments:

Barry said...

We deserve this one after a long, challenging winter. Sounds like an attractive and nutritional boost. Thx for a captcha that can be easily deciphered.

jara said...

Barry, this smoothie has a distinctive peppery flavour which I like ever so much. However, not everyone likes pepper. Fro those people, I suppose a bit of sea salt added to the mix would be preferable. Never tried it. Anyway, I do hope you try it sometime.