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Recipe: Microgreen Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

Growing microgreens indoors on a windowsill is an inexpensive and easy way to ensure a year-round supply of fresh and nutritious greens. Now, in case you missed the memo, the term microgreens refers to the young edible leaves of green leafy vegetables and herbs, harvested and eaten just a few weeks after sowing, before they grow past their first seedling stage. In the past, these miniature greens were mainly used as a garnish by gourmet chefs, but in recent years, foodies have began to incorporate these nutrient-packed mini-greens into everything from soups to salads to smoothies. Below, we use microgreens as a key ingredient in a green smoothie! For this and other smoothie recipes featuring microgreens, it is best to use mild-flavored microgreens such as bok choy, chervil, purple or green orach, or miner's lettuce. If you can't find microgreens in the grocery stores in your area, not to worry—you can always grow them on a sunny windowsill at home (for instructions, click here).

In addition to microgreens, the recipe below calls for banana, baby spinach, ground flaxseed and frozen peaches. When peaches are in season, you can also replace the frozen peaches with fresh peaches and crushed ice. The ground flaxseed is added to the mix to provide your body with a hearty dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

Microgreen Smoothie


  • 5 oz frozen peaches, stones removed
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup mild-flavored microgreens such as bok choy, chervil, orach or miner's lettuce
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup (or more) water


  • Let the frozen peaches thaw for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and slice the banana, and rinse the baby spinach and the microgreens.
  • Rinse the frozen, slightly thawed peaches, and cut them into large chunks.
  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix or the Breville VBL060, and process until smooth.
  • Check the consistency. If the smoothie is too thick to your liking, add water, and blend again. Serve immediately.

Book You May Like
Microgreens BookFionna Hill's How to Grow Microgreens is a must-have for all those who want to be able to enjoy fresh, homegrown produce all year round without having to invest in expensive equipment. In this beautifully illustrated guide, Hill offers expert advice on how to grow, harvest and use 20 popular microgreens, including basil, radish, arugula, kale, beet and wheatgrass. Inside, you will also find a bunch of mouthwatering recipes to help you incorporate these nutrient-packed mini- greens into your diet. This fascinating book is available from:
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