So you know I’m a bit smoothie obsessed these days. And really if it isn’t green it isn’t super. You do the usual spinach, kale, Spring greens thing. And then you get a bit bored of the lovely, but same-old smoothies. So, in honour of Saturday I decided to shake things up a bit.
What are your thoughts on black cabbage? I confess I’d never even heard of it till yesterday. Turns out its Kale’s Italian cousin. All the goodness of Kale, slightly bitter and peppery. What’s not to love! (Having said that if you’re not of the *the-bitterer-the-better* school of thought, maybe just substitute black cabbage with regular kale. Yes? Good.)
Oh and beetroot, which is what gives this smoothie it’s lovely purple colour. Anyway let’s get to it then.
1-2 leaves of black cabbage.
3-4 leaves of heart of lettuce.
Handful of coriander.
Half a beetroot.
1/4 of a cucumber.
1 red raddish.
About an inch of ginger.
Half an inch of fresh turmeric.
2 Mejdool dates.
1/2 a cup of fresh/frozen strawberries.
So basically all you do is prepare your ingredients – wash everything, peel, remove shells, stones – put everything in your blender, top up with water, and blend. And voilà, one super-green-purple-smoothie!