I've officially dubbed this year the "Summer of the Smoothie". We've been enjoying our CSA veggies in many different forms this season, but the most popular (with the kids at least) is in smoothie-form. I feel kind of silly that it took me this long to realize how EASY it is to make a raw veggie and fruit concoction that actually tastes great! We do a little prep work (peeling and chopping), but then the rest is up to my blender! I keep over-ripe bananas in the freezer, so we throw one or two of those in and it gets nice and chilly without any ice. We don't add much of anything else (maybe a little orange juice to lubricate the mixture at the beginning). Our favorite mixture so far include beet, kale, carrots, apples, strawberries, chia seeds, flaxseed and frozen bananas. Justin will devour these (as you can tell from his messy face).
Oh-- and as a side note, too much cabbage taste in a smoothie can be counter-acted by a spoonful or two of raspberry jam. :-)