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August 22, 2008

Breakfast: Green Smoothie of figs, grapes and beet greens

Filed under: Breakfast, Recipe — Tags: , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 1:09 pm

This morning I finally tried figs, and made a smoothie inspired by the Fig-tastic recipe found here: http://www.squidoo.com/greensmoothies (you have to scroll a ways down). I didn’t have red grapes so I used green and I don’t have the super food she refers to (I do take a high quality probiotic supplement). I stopped throughout the process to taste test, but this is what I ended up with:

7 figs
large handful green grapes
4 beet green leaves
2 inches of celery and a couple of the little leaves
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp powdered (gluten free) vanilla
1 cup water
2 cups ice

If I had to do it again I would cut down on either the ice or water, but it was still great. This made about 24 oz so not quite the quart I usually drink, and not quite as green as far as the number of leaves. Maybe next time I make it I’ll add more greens. If you try this, or the recipe I started with, let me know as I would be interested in how you like it. It does have a distinctive taste that is indeed “earthy” but also very, very good. I will be making it again. It was a great introduction to figs.

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