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This is a great way to get loads of green veggies into you and your young children, who would not normally be able to just chow on a big bowl of salad. Another great reason to eat these is that the blender does a much better job than a human can do to chew the raw vegetables, and thus makes the nutrients much more assimilateable. The basic idea behind this is a "salad in a blender".
Put a cup of water in your blender.
Add a handful of greens (I like to use lettuce and kale)
Have a celery stick handy, and pulse the blender using the celery stick to stomp down the greens
After the greens are somewhat chopped, add the celery stick and a carrot, chopped into blender manageable pieces, along with a garlic clove and maybe some other veggies that sound interesting-broccoli, cucumber, etc.
Add a slosh of vinegar, some raw extra virgin olive oil, a little bit of evaporated cane juice (to take the bite off), sea or earth salt, and pepper to season, and give it a whirl until it's processed to your liking. Some people like it really smooth, other people like it with a bit more texture.
Adjust the seasoning to your liking. I like it with lots of vinegar. It's also nice to use lemon juice instead.
Does anyone else make these? Any recipes?