Dec 122011

I am always on about smoothies.  I think they are a great way to get all of those essential nutrients in an easy drink.

However I am also always on about getting more vegetables in our diet, so here is my answer!  It is definitely me favourite smoothie.

To make your smoothie base you will need:

  • 500G organic carrots.
  • 1 large bunch celery.
  •  medium raw beetroot.
  •  cabbage.
  • Ginger (about 2cm cube)
  •  slow juicer.

Juice all of the vegetables and refrigerate the juice, it will be the smothie base.  Keep all of the pulp.

Add 1 large glass of juice to your blender and add any fruit you want.  Blend thoroughly.  You will end up with a very purple but very healthy smoothie.

The Pulp.

I always collect and keep the pulp when I juice my vegetables as it becomes a great base for vegie patties.  I add almond meal and spices to make the patties, but that is another story.

If you are a non-veg you can add it to mince and it becomes a great base for meatloaf or rissoles.

If you are going to do this you need to clean your vegetables before juicing.

The pulp will last up to a day in the refrigerator but does not freeze well if you are adding it to other dishes.

I also have used it in a vegetarian omelet and have made cakes with it.  The cakes where interesting but require some experimentation to get right.  It suits semolina cakes better that a plain sponge type cake mix.

I have also promised myself that one day I will get around to trying it in Friands, but I doubt that they will be as good as my partners Friands.

  One Response to “A perfect smoothie!”

  1. Really enjoyed this article and the recipe. Always on the look out for new smoothie recipes as I incorporate them into my daily food. Thanks for sharing this.