As many of you know, I’m a big fan of weed shakes. I’ve been making them over at the Mo Betta Green Farmer’s Markets this summer in the Five Points. I must admit, though, that green shakes aren’t for everyone. And that’s why we have green juice!
The Greenita is a greens-infused Granita. Juice whatever greens you have on hand, along with some tasty fruits and veggies of your choice. Go for a 50/50 mixture to start, then adjust to suit your taste. Combine the juice with ice and enjoy.
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Juice the following ingredients:
- 1 bunch of organic kale, chard, spinach, beet greens, collards or other hardy greens
- 2 cups organic green or red grapes
- 2-3 organic peaches
- 1 orange
Then blend with the following ingredients:
- 1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
- 2 – 3 cups ice
You can also blend additional fruit, flavors and herbs at this step as well. Try adding 1/2 cup cherries and a few leaves of fresh basil and mint from the garden for a Cherry Basil Mint Greenita.
*note: I recommend buying these ingredients organic or natural because they are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list