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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!