Pick Me Up, Mr. Smoothie

We have headed back to school, summer has officially left, new has worn off the weekly routine, and here comes the cold. Literally, the common cold, full of sneezy sniffles, aches, and unrestful nights. Busy moms, students, and those of us who don’t have time to feel bad need a little extra help making it until Friday. Enter Mr. Pick Me Up Off the Couch, Make Me Get a Shower, and Press On – a tall, dark purple smoothie, handsomely stacked with Vitamins A, C & B6. This not-too-sweet smoothie is loaded with nutrients to give your system a boost! This recipe makes enough to share with your own tall drink of water</em>.

1 mango
1 large handful greens (I use spinach)
1 c frozen mixed berries
1 medium frozen banana
1 T ground flaxseed
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1 c vanilla yogurt

SUMMER PRODUCE UPDATE

As June draws to a close, enjoy the last bit of the season for blueberries & strawberries.  People will tell you blackberries are ready, but I disagree, see ya next year!  The best time of year is here!  Tomatoes, zucchini , green beans and corn are coming into full swing.  Word to the wise:  the 4th is not complete without cherries & peaches! July finishes sweet with big ripe melons (Get your mind out of the gutter). For you smoothie makers & juicers – greens are always in fashion.

Great national link list for all your seasonal needs:  http://www.fieldtoplate.com/guide.php