radish green smoothie {smoothie saturday}

Not sure what to do with your radish greens? Use them in a radish green smoothie! They are tender and mild and blend perfectly with apples, blueberries and bananas.
radish green smoothie

While I may have worried you with the title of this week’s Saturday Smoothie post, please don’t be alarmed! Radish greens boast none of the bite-y spiciness that their beautiful little ruby roots contain.  They are tender, mild and are packed full of vitamins C and B. These greens are no joke.

radishes by Emily Caruso

My quest for how to use radish greens started when I got a few bunches of the most stunning radishes you’ve ever seen from our CSA. These radishes were a rainbow of red, pink and white and honestly got my heart pumping with the possibilities of these gorgeous little roots.  After being mesmerized by these radishes, I noticed the un-blemished and perky green leaves on their tops. These were no ordinary limp and lifeless radish greens. These leaves were beautiful.

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It got me thinking that these lovely leaves could have uses for which I had never explored. The truth is, radish greens rock. They are mild and tender and actually work nicely in a salad, but in this case, I wanted to try them out in my morning green smoothie. These radish greens, combined with a large, honey crisp apple, some frozen wild blueberries and a large banana made for one delectable smoothie. It was fruity but very filling.

I realized that there is a whole world out there of greens. Greens beyond my favorite kale and spinach. A world that I want to explore further.

Watch out beet greens, I’m coming for ya.

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Happy Saturday!

Radish Green Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

16 ounces coconut water (or filtered water)
1 large apple, cored and cut into pieces
1 large banana
2 cups radish greens, washed
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

Directions

Combine ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. If using a standard blender, cut fruit into small pieces and blend in batches. Enjoy!
June 28th, 2014

5 Responses to “radish green smoothie {smoothie saturday}”

  1. Angie (@angiesrecipess) — June 28, 2014 @ 11:50 pm (#)

    Perfect for my post workout drink! Actually it’s great for any time of day.

  2. Julia — June 29, 2014 @ 11:03 am (#)

    I’ve put all sorts of veggies in smoothies but have never thought to add radishes! This is brilliant! I’m all about a good detox smoothie – now more than ever since I just spent the last 7 days doing nothing but eating and drinking on the beach, ha! This will be one of my first post-vacation healthy smoothies. LOVE it!

  3. Pang — June 29, 2014 @ 11:58 am (#)

    What a wonderful idea this is.
    So glad I found this recipe and your blog. Your photographs are just lovely. Love Love Love

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