I was really happy while drinking this and then I realized it was because it was like finding the perfect mate: charm, looks, smarts (knowing it is really good for you), and satisfying – I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on the last one.
Adventurous is what I consider myself and I do love my green smoothies, because they taste good. I like them when they taste okay too because I know they are good for me…but when they have the looks and the taste – well that’s just enviable.
This is definitely the prettiest one I have ever made. Okay, so it was good but what did it taste like? It was creamy due to the half of avocado but tasted like a veggie smoothie. I really liked the juice of 1 1/2 lemons and the Italian seasoning – both ended up to be in the right amounts. A nice rich and savory blend that was easy on the eye.
See the plate of food next to the soup? I was sure I would still be hungry that’s why I made it. This soup was so filling and tasty that I could only take a few bites at the time. It remained to be a nosh plate for the rest of the day. Have you ever had a raw soup fill you up that much? Should I mention I drank the entire blender – about 2 glasses full, with 2 sips doled out to Jeremy.
Beastly Pink Italian Soup, Smoothie Style
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 2 tomatoes, quartered
- 1 small red beet, peeled (about the size of a golf ball)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 slice of ginger
- 2 circumference slices of red onion
- handful of Italian flat leaf parsley
- juice from 1 1/2 lemons
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- dash of Bragg's Organic Sprinkle 24 Herbs & Spice seasoning (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt or 2 stalks of celery
- 1 cup water
- Add ingredients to your blender in the order listed and if it's a Blendtec, I like to use the 'whole juice' setting - do that or blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Even though a garnish like the cucumber on the glass looks great in a photo, it also brings joy and beauty to what you’re eating. I didn’t used to agree with that but I find that I smile a little bit more when I eat with even a simple flare or garnish added. What do you think?