Mar 262013

This is a refreshing vegetable smoothie mix that is perfect for a mid day meal or snack when you need a little bit of “something” but don’t want to get stuffed. Light and refreshing, it is very easy to make and there is not a lot of clean up afterwords.

Its also easy to turn this vegetable smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your trusty blender mix:

-3 larges tomatoes
-2 stalks of celery
– one scallion
– salt and pepper to taste
-1/2 -1 cup of ice cubes
– 1 tbsp Chia seed

Start without about ½ cup of the ice cubes and blend the vegetables, and take a taste.  Season the way you like best.  If you need to add more ice cubes to reach the consistency you like best, go ahead.  The amount you add will depend on the ripeness of the tomatoes. If you need a bit more of a “kick” add a bit of horseradish or Tabasco sauce.

Vegetable Smoothie for Lunch

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