Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thirty Second Thursdays: Cherry Berry Green

Yesterday we spent some time discussing food waste, and how there is plenty of room for improvement. Well, you know those beautiful bunches of beets in season at the farmers market? And you know how once you've diced and roasted the roots you are at a loss for what to do with the tops...so you toss them? Never again! After making this smoothie with the semi-sweet beet greens, I'm buying the bunches of beets for the foliage.

You may recall and acquisition I made while in Portland this summer. Slowly but surely I am making my way through cherries (from Out West) and blueberries (from MD) sitting patiently in my freezer. If you happen to have some frozen (or canned, for that matter) spoils of summers, here is a great way to use them up!

Cherry Berry Green Smoothie
1/3 cup frozen Bing cherries
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup shredded beet greens
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt
1/2 lemon, juiced
5 drops vanilla stevia (optional)

Check out this and more on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.

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