Veg Lite

Drink Your Veggies

Move over, berries and bananas! These power-packed veggie smoothies deliver pure satisfaction
Drink Your Veggies

VT put in a tall order when we asked Elliott Prag to come up with four vegetable-centric smoothies that met the following requirements: they could be made without a heavy-duty blender or juicer; they came in multiple colors (not just green); and they pleased the demanding palates of our staff.

To our delight, he nailed the assignment. The results were refreshments we’d blend up for an energizing breakfast or a cool snack on a hot afternoon. And for all you readers with a juicer, the recipes can also be made raw—just purée the ingredients and skip the cooking steps.

May/June 2009 p.44

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Beta-Carotene Barrage

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Rich in fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and ginger, this little cocktail packs some powerful nutrition.

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Feel the Beet

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We think of beets as a winter food, but as Eastern Europeans know, the red roots are a refreshing summer item when served cold. Rich in folate and a good source of vitamin C, with an extra dose of protein from sour cream or goat’s milk, this smoothie is a

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Mexican Mind Meld

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This spicy drink offers the satisfaction of rich, creamy guacamole without the calorie-packed chips.

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Splendid Spinach Spree

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Spinach? In a smoothie? It makes sense when you know the dark, leafy green is an excellent source of vitamins, fiber, and iron.

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