Okay, trip to the Sunday’s Farmers Market, yielded some good Springtime goodies. I was so excited to find BROCCOLI GREENS!!! Where have you been all my life? I’ve never added broccoli to Green Smoothies. I’ve actually been looking for broccoli sprouts, which I usually put in my salads; but WHOA What a find! So incredibly DARK GREEN, and SO fresh…These will be a regular in my Green Juicie Green Smoothies, Guar-an-teed!
Okay, Here we go…
Start with some flowers:
Veggies, kinda sloppy…just sort of plopped onto the table :
Flowers; Chamomile; Beet greens; Red Bell Peppers; Mexican Spinach; Chrysanthemum Greens; the-most-gorgeous-green-almost blue Broccoli Greens:
Here you can see the Chrysanthemum greens a bit better:
I found these *stunning* radishes!
In the East, Shinrimei, “Beauty in the Heart”; referred to as Watermelon Radishes, or Roseheart Radishes in the West.
I’ve never had these before and they are as good as they look. No hot-spicy flavor or “bite”; very mild — delicious! Wouldn’t these be great for Valentines menu? Cut into heart shapes?
They vary in size.
Here is a larger one, whole:
Here is the first layer of a typical salad of mine:
Beets, Kohlrabi, Watermelon Radish, Carrot; Super-Baby Choi; Purple Cabbage:
Didn’t even add greens yet I’ll get an entire salad up one of these days; but this gives you an idea of how much goes into one of my “salads.”
End with some flowers, and a cup of fresh Chamomile tea:
Great for before bed, or to relax. It’s in a lot of those herbal tea combinations. Also good for digestion after a meal; combined with ginger, even better! And, wow, what a difference fresh makes! I’ve never had chamomile tea from fresh-cut chamomile. It is much more powerful than teabags. I was totally relaxed within 15 minutes of drinking it! I thought I didn’t use enough, actually. Chamomile tends to get stronger as it sits, too; and I always leave the bag in. So also just left the leaves and flowers in this cup, and it was more delicious as well.