Green Juice!

5 Sep

So, I am in a CSA.  Every Wednesday, me and/or my boyfriend Pete trudge over to Flatbush Avenue (it really isn’t that bad, I am just being dramatic) to retrieve our bags of goodies.  Generally it’s all we can do to eat it all before the next bounty arrives, what with our work schedules and random social events coming up here and there.  We usually make it through most the stuff; although, to be fair, we have about 3 pounds of radishes languishing on the bottom shelf of our refrigerator.  Well, last Wednesday afternoon, pre-CSA pick-up, Pete went out of town and left me the sole care-eater of all the veggies.  For the first few days it went okay, but then the weekend and a number of social obligations came up and now, all of a sudden, it’s Wednesday again and I have a fridge full of perishables! Corn!  Eggplant!  Cucumbers!  And, perhaps the most troublesome — and the biggest space hog — lettuce!  What’s a girl to do with all that greenery?  Why, drink it of course!


Rebekah’s Green Smoothie!

1 head green leaf lettuce
1 – 1.5 cups orange juice (I used orange tangerine)
1 large mango
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

Throw all the ingredients into a blender, turn on, and voila!  A space open upper and enough fiber to get you through the next 3 days.  If you want yours a little sweet, add some honey or agave.  The mango I used today was a little under ripe and I probably could have stood to add another, but I wanted to use up my ingredients, not buy more!  So, bottoms up!

6 Responses to “Green Juice!”

  1. mikecfunk September 5, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    I like juicing recipes so keep ‘Em coming!

    • FranklyRebekah September 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      I’ll try. I only got through half that one this morning but seeing as though I have another head of lettuce in the fridge and two more coming in a matter of hours I might have a few more for ya. The clock is ticking!

  2. sabrinas September 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    don’t forget salsa’s! radish is in yucatan salsa, and roasted corn is great to freeze or use in a soup (or more salsa!) I am really into salsa lately. salsa!

    • FranklyRebekah September 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      It is so funny you said that because I actually roasted all my corn this morning in order to make salsa! I hadn’t thought of making radish salsa, but maybe I will give that a try and freeze that also. Pete and are I gonna have a rather bountiful winter indeed… Thanks for the idea, Sabrina!!!

  3. Tammy September 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    I love green smoothies and have found they are a great way to deal with CSA abundance.

  4. inherchucks September 6, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Love this idea! What a great way to get those greens in.

    I host a weekly CSA Link party and would love for you to be a part of it. Come and check it out and add your link… Looking forward to seeing you there!

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