Raw Vegan Apple & Mango Green Smoothie8
Piggies! This raw vegan apple and mango green smoothies utilizing radish greens is absolutely delicious! "Radish Greens! YUK!" I hear you say. "You can't eat radish greens!" Well.....you can! AND they taste delicious in healthy green smoothies.
Most people throw away the tops of carrots, beets, turnips and radishes. But scientific studies have shown that the greens are the most nutritious part of these vegetables. Radishes greens are loaded with nutrients, in fact, more nutrients than their root. Radish leaves contain almost six times the vitamin C content than their root, and tons of calcium and protein! The leaves also contain significant amounts of iron, magnesium, folate, and vitamins A and K, and other nutrients.
These best thing about radish greens (as opposed to beet greens that have a really earthy flavour) is that they are not bitter! They are incredibly mild, with a flavour that is easily masked by sweet fruits. I would recommend radish greens as one of the top "introductory" leaves for green smoothie "newbies" along with spinach and romaine lettuce. 1 bunch of radishes yields about 1 cup of leaves. If this is not enough greens for you, you can always add in some spinach of romaine lettuce leaves to make your green smoothie more nutrient dense.
Don't be put off by the slightly fuzzy texture of the radish greens. They are perfectly safe to eat. But, they are best eaten young and in great shape. They don't stay fresh for that long, so separate them from the roots, wash and store the leaves like other salad greens, and eat them within a day or two for the maximum freshness.
Trust me, give this apple and mango radish green smoothie a go and you will be pleasantly surprised. It is DELICIOUS!
Raw Vegan Apple & Mango Green Smoothie
- 3 cups fresh or frozen mango
- 2 ½ cups apple cored, seeded and chopped (about 2 apples)
- 2 cups filtered water or raw coconut water
- 2 cups ice (optional if you use fresh mango)
- 1 cup chopped washed radish greens
- pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.