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Farmers Market Frosty Summer Smoothies

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farm fresh smoothieCathy Isom has some tips on making the very best smoothies with all of that farm-fresh produce. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Farmers Market Frosty Summer Smoothies

Now that you have carried in all of that great farm-fresh produce, after a trip to the local roadside stand or Farmer’s Market, it’s time to treat yourself. And, with summer upon us, a nice frosty smoothie is sure to hit the spot.

Here are some tricks to making them the very best, ever.

Trick # 1: Don’t add much liquid. If you usually add 3 cups, scale it back to two cups instead but not all at once. Add the second cup to your blender after all of the ingredients have been added for a creamier, thicker smoothie instead of a watery mess.

Trick # 2: Try freezing your fresh leafy greens. This will also help smoothies become out much thicker and a bit frostier.

Trick # 3: Trade regular ice cubes for Almond Milk Ice cubs. Just pour the milk into regular ice cube trays and freeze overnight. These will keep smoothies from getting watered down and will increase the creaminess.

Trick # 4: Freeze your fruit for later use in a smoothie. Especially when they are perfectly ripe.Peel and cut up bananas, mangoes, melons, papaya, cucumber, zucchini, and berries. And

Trick # 5: For making that smoothie nice and thick, add superfoods, such as a tablespoon of ground flax, chia seeds, yogurt, coconut flour, protein powder or cacao powder.

You can sip and enjoy your smoothie right after it’s blended, or put it in the freezer for about an hour. You will have a delicious, thick and frosty treat.

I’m Cathy Isom…

Here is what you’ll need for your Farmers Market Smoothies!

Freezer Prep Veggie Packed Smoothies 4 Ways
Servings: 2 smoothies per recipe

INGREDIENTS

Orange, Mango & Carrot
2 oranges, peeled and separated
1 mango, diced
2 carrots, shredded
½ cup milk/nut milk

Strawberry, Banana & Cauliflower
2 cups strawberries
2 bananas
1 cup cauliflower
½ cup milk/nut milk

Kiwi, Pineapple & Spinach
3 kiwis, diced
1 ½ cups pineapple, diced
2 cups spinach
½ cup milk/nut milk

Berries & Broccoli
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup broccoli
½ cup milk/nut milk

PREPARATION

1. Excluding the milk, combine all ingredients for each smoothie in a resealable bag and freeze. They can be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months!
2. Remove from freezer and pour right into the blender along with the milk. Blend until smooth, and add more milk if needed.
3. Enjoy!

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