Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Another Super Smoothie
This jewel-toned beauty with little purple and orange flecks is a nutritional powerhouse of acai berries, blueberries, white peaches, frozen banana and a helping of anti-oxidant superfood.

Spicy Veggie Juice

I didn't know that red mixed with green would give me this odd shade of brown. . . not the most appealing color, is it? This is a riff on V-8 juice - or gazpacho in a glass. Fortunately, it tastes much better than it looks.

I started with a thick, chunky gazpacho. Then blended a couple of cups with a little water and lots of romaine lettuce, and added a dash of Tabasco to the finished veggie drink. This simple Gazpacho mix makes a great chunky tomato sauce to serve with sliced veggies. It's a great cold soup as is, or blended with greens as I did above, it makes a great meal in a glass. The addition of softened sun-dried tomatoes adds a depth of flavor along with a rich mouth feel.
Allowing time for the flavors to marry and the soup to chill adds a lot to the flavor.
This gazpacho recipe will serve two as an entreƩ or 4 as an appetizer or make three large smoothies blended with greens. Spinach, chard, romaine or kale are all possible options.
Another Take On Gazpacho
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup chopped kirby cuke
1 small onion chopped
2 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup sun-dried tomates, soaked until soft
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup parsley chopped
1 TBS oregano
1 tsp dark mustard
1 tsp agave nectar or honey
juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
Blend the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, agave, mustard and half the tomatoes in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Add remaining tomatoes, onion, cuke, parsley and oregano and pulse until desired consistency.
Adding fresh, raw, organic fruits and veggies to the daily diet is quick, easy and delicious.
Till next time . . . You know the drill.

1 comment:

Greg said...

I'll take the purple one!