Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Savory Smoothie

According to a smoothie is "a thick beverage of fruit pureed in a blender with ice and milk, yogurt, or juice".  Fruits tend to be sweeter than vegetables, so that would assume smoothies should be sweet.  But why couldn't a smoothie be savory?  Today I performed an experiment and made a vegetable smoothie.

It all started with a head of cauliflower.  One of my projects this morning was to cut off the florets and blanch them for crudit√©s (because I think they taste better that way).  I usually just toss the core in the stock bag, but today I took a good look at it.  It didn't seem any different than the stems of the florets, which I eat all the time.  I decided to try cooking it and see what happened, then eat the results of my test for lunch.

I chopped up the cauliflower, but there wasn't quite enough for a whole meal, so I dug around in the vegetable drawer to see what else I could find...a small carrot, a quarter of a red onion and a couple of stalks of celery.  I threw everything in a pan, added water to cover and a beef bouillon cube for flavor, and put the pan on the stove.

When the vegetables were done, I whizzed them into a puree with my immersion blender and added a cup of yogurt.  If I'd put the mixture into a bowl I probably could have called it soup, but instead I poured it into a cup and drank it.  Not bad at all!


  1. Sounds very good. And good for you.

  2. Oh I hear cauliflower is great for you in this way (I do not like eating it though). I drink a green vegetable juice most days. It was hard at first but I love them now. I can't say I feel any different but it makes me feel I am doing something good for myself.

  3. Oh my! I would never have thought of doing it. It sounds wonderfully healthy. Good for you!

    Kathy, Thanks so much for visiting and commenting when I was away. My life is so crazy these days with finishing my blog posts, getting ready for my daughter’s visit and working on the travel photo album for my mom. Sigh…. I should be back to normal by June. I hope.