Not too many people enjoy flavorful frisée. Take a chance on this delectable green in your smoothie, and you'll benefit from its richness in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavor.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 3-4 CUPS
- 1 cup frisée
- 1 tomato
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 cups purified water
Place frisée, tomato, celery, cucumber, garlic, and 1 cup water in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined.
Add remaining 1 cup water while blending until desired texture is achieved.
PER 1 CUP SERVING: Calories: 16 | Fat: 0g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Carbohydrates: 3g
What Makes a Cucumber Bitter?
As a cucumber gets older on the vine, its seeds become larger and more bitter. If you are using an old cucumber, cut it in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon to eliminate the bitter taste. According to an old wives' tale, the more bitter the vegetable, the better it is for you. But you'll still get the nutritional benefits cucumbers have to offer without the bitter seeds.