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Will's Seasonal Smoothies

Will first became acquainted with GTF as a CSA member himself, and now he is our CSA manager. Throughout his time eating GTF veggies, one of his favorite things to do with greens is to make smoothies and juices. Every day the smoothie is different depending on what we have at the farm, and every day I come into work I look forward to tasting the new combination. This recipe is for the smoothie he happened to make this Monday, which was so delicious and thirst-quenching, however he changes it up all the time and never uses exact measurements. Shake it up, try it out, and experiment what ratios you like best.

Author word of mouth from your CSA manager, Will

Ingredients

  • 1/4 - 1/3 bunch kale or chard or beet greens (thicker green)
  • 1/4-1/3 head romaine lettuce (any lettuce)
  • mint, ginger, or other herb
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2-1 1/2 cups mango & pineapple (any fruit; Will often uses frozen fruit, though fresh market fruit would be great as well)
  • water up to the max

Instructions

  1. If you desire a totally smooth texture without pulp, and you happen to have a juicer and are willing to clean all those little parts (you can see where my bias lies), then go ahead and juice all of your ingredients together easy peasy. Will and I are both more into making simple smoothies in blenders as there is less clean up and we don’t mind a little pulp, so the following instructions are for a blender.

  2. Dump your fruit into the blender first. 

  3. Slice your cucumber into small chunks and dump on top of the fruit

  4. Rip a few leaves off of your kale, lettuce, and herb, and shove into blender whole.

  5. Fill the blender up to the max line with water, cap it, and blend until smooth.

  6. Will doesn’t add any sugar, and the smoothies come out lightly sweet and perfect, I think. Refrigerate before drinking for most refreshing experience.