• Spring-Break-is-Over Red Things Smoothie

    by Dorothy Reinhold on April 21, 2014


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    Spring break is over, and we’re back in the grind, just like that.

    The days of sleeping in just a bit, taking off for that impromptu trip downtown to the new bookstore, and watching a movie on a school night are gone. Poof, until summer.

    We’re fortifying ourselves for the last push of the school year with a restorative Red Things Smoothie, to replenish, rejuvenate and reinvigorate. Are there any “re’s” we missed?

    Red Things Smoothie | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comEverything in here is sweet, so there is no need for any added sweeteners. And I daresay you can tick off a fruit/vegetable serving or three from your daily requirement.  

    Back to school never tasted so delicious! 

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    Recipe: Spring-Break-is-Over Red Things Smoothie

    Summary: We enjoyed Spring break, but it is back to the real world for us, with a naturally sweet Red Smoothie in hand to reinvigorate us.

    Ingredients

    • Organic Baby Beets from Melissa's Produce on Shockingly Delicious3-4 carrots
    • 2 Melissa’s Produce Organic Baby Beets (already steamed and ready to use)
    • 12 ounces strawberries (this was 6-7 ginormous California strawberries for me)
    • 1 cup red or purple seedless grapes (~28-30 grapes)
    • 1 small tomato
    • 1 red apple
    • Splash of vanilla extract (about 1/2 teaspoon, but no need to measure, just eyeball it)
    • ¼ cup cold water
    • 10-14 ice cubes

    Instructions

    1. Wash carrots, cut into chunks and microwave in a covered container for about 2 minutes, until tender. Set aside to cool while you wash and prepare the rest of the ingredients.
    2. To the blender container, add the beets, strawberries (remove the green caps) and grapes. Cut tomato in half (at the equator), and using your finger, scoop out and discard the seed globs. Chop a bit more and add tomato to blender. Cut apple in quarters, core and peel it and add chunks to the blender. Add vanilla extract, water, ice cubes and whirl for 1-2 minutes, until everything is well combined.
    3. Makes about 4 cups. Serves 2.

    Recipe sourceRed Things Smoothie | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com

    Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

    Blender note

    If you are using a blender with super powers, such as a Vitamix, there won’t be any need for you to cut any ingredients, like the tomato, into smaller pieces. If you have a normal blender like I do, a bit of chopping will help the ingredients blend more smoothly. Also, if you use a Vitamix, you wouldn’t have to cook the carrots first.

    Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 2 minutes
    Diet type: Vegan
    Diet tags: Reduced fat, Gluten free
    Number of servings (yield): 2
    Culinary tradition: USA (General)

    Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the beets for recipe testing. 



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