Everyone knows that if your kid doesn’t eat vegetables or fruits, you hide them in all sorts of creative ways, one of which is popularly done in smoothies. Now, I haven’t had this problem. My child loves fresh, healthy, nutritious food! What? huh? you say… believe me I kid you not. Take her to McDonalds two days in a row and she will complain where her vegetables are. Her favorite vegetable is broccoli for Gods sake!
Now when Williams-Sonoma contacted me to create a smoothie for their smoothie week I was delighted. Its not often that I think of creating smoothies. Though the Persimmon Lassi was refreshing, I wanted to try a vegetable smoothie this time. Clean, energizing, powerful.
The smoothie week by Williams-Sonoma needed me to choose an unusual ingredient. So I did. With glee. Its a super food, hugely popular these days and the one vegetable my daughter refuses to eat. That’s enough for me to at least try and get it in her tummy. And, it worked! I feel like supergirl! 🙂
I also got lucky because the vegetable of the month at my supermarket happened to be purple brussel sprouts! How cool is that?!
This smoothie has only three main ingredients, but you can (like any smoothie) add whatever fruit or leafy vegetable you feel like. I was nervous trying it but let me tell you this is one smoothie you will be making again and again. It will transform you into Mr. Popeye himself, is pretty enough to serve at Christmas AND, is a meal in itself.
Don’t forget to check out the blenders at William-Sonoma. They are to die for and worth treating yourself to during this festive season.
makes 4 large servings with pulp or 2 large without
300 grams brussel sprouts
250 grams frozen raspberries
1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups water
2 tbsps raw honey
Blend all ingredients in a blender or with a hand held blender in a deep bowl. (It might help to shred the brussel sprouts beforehand).
Try not to run the machines too long as you will lose vital nutrients.
I sieved my smoothie (which is done in 2 minutes!), for my daughter but you can go ahead and drink up the pulp too or you could sieve and add a little pulp later. Whatever you fancy!