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Farm Lunch: July 7th

It takes a bit of time to master the art of smoothie making, but since I make smoothies almost every day with our farm produce, I may someday get there! They’re nutritious, quick and easy to make, and they can make things like Kale and Chard a bit more enjoyable and sweet (in my opinion of course!). Since I like to make smoothies using several different combinations of greens and fruit, I wanted to offer a few of my favorites. I usually use soy milk since it seems to have the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, and protein amongst all the non-dairy milks, though cashew and almond milk work well in its place.

If you love blended strawberries, I suggest buying a few quart size packs at the supermarket (unless you have saved some already, which I highly doubt!) and freezing them. First lay as many berries as possible that will fit onto a baking tray, and freeze for 4 -5 hours.  After berries have frozen, store them in a plastic bag in the freezer. This prevents berries from clumping and sticking together since they were able to first freeze separately from each other. Strawberries frozen this way should last several months, and can be thrown into smoothies directly without thawing.

In the recipes below I say 2 – 3 cups worth of soy milk since I adjust the amount depending on how thick, or watered down I wish them to turn out. The more Kale I use for example, the more milk. Simply throw all of the below mentioned ingredients into your blender, and blend according to specified times.

Strawberry and Kale

  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 – 3 cups soy milk

Blend on medium speed for about 45 seconds, or until creamy consistency

Banana, Strawberry, Greens

  • 1/2 of one large banana
  • 3 medium-sized frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup kale or swiss chard
  • 1 – 2 tbsp honey depending on desired sweetness
  • 2 – 3 cups soy milk

Blend on medium speed for a half-minute, then high until desired consistency is reached. I like the greens to be well processed so I blend this one for about 1 full minute

Avocado, Banana, Kale

  • 1/3 of pulp from one avocado
  • 1/2 of one banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tbsp sugar, or 2 tbsp honey
  • 2.5 cups soy milk

Blend on medium speed for half a minute, or untill desired consistency reached. This one is a personal favorite!

Strawberries and Kale with Soy

Finished product. Yum







Berry And Green Smoothies

Smoothies are some of my favorite concoctions to make with our farm veggies and fruit. They’re quick, easy, and provide an array of vitamins and essential nutrients. I have tailored the following smoothie recipe to highlight the leafy greens we grow on the farm and the honey from our bees. I hope you enjoy it!

Apple-Berry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 large apple, cored
  • 2 cups Swiss chard or kale
  • 10 medium strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 8 ounces unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 1 table spoon honey

Start by adding the liquid to your blender, followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 266
Fat: 1g
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 58g
Fiber: 11.6 grams
Calcium: 8% RDA
Iron: 2.8mg
Folate: 159.5 mcg
Vitamin A: 42% RDA
Vitamin C: 147% RDA

This smoothie has 49% of your daily recommended value of fiber, and is a rich source of folate, B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

Serving Size: One.

Apple-Berry Smoothie Recipe



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