Step 1: Peek in your fridge, and grab any fruits or veggies that look like they need to be eaten immediately or will go to waste. Check your garden, too, in case you’ve got any produce that has just barely overripened on the vine.
Step 2: Choose your flavor. Apples and pears can sweeten up carrots, spinach, celery, and parsley. Tomatoes and cucumbers pair off well. Generally all fruits go nicely with each other. And, mmm! Mint complements melon smoothies like nobody’s business.
Step 3: Peel and finely chop up whatever you’ve got. Toss your finds into a blender.
Step 4: Add some apple or orange juice, and puree. Repeat, until you reach the desired consistency.
Step 5: Add 2 to 4 ice cubes, and blend to crush.
Step 6: Take a sip to check the flavor, and season if you’d like. To sweeten fruity smoothies, add honey. To spice up savory juices, add hot pepper, Worcestershire sauce, a squeeze of lemon, and salt and pepper.
More Nifty Tips
- For fruity drinks, substitute frozen berries for ice cubes.
- For creamier smoothies, add a scoop of yogurt.
- Even if your drink turns out green and reminds you of pond scum, close your eyes and bottoms up! It’ll be chock-full of vities and make you feel strong.