The Garden Vegetable Detox

Garden Vegetable Ingredients

For this smoothie, you can just look in your vegetable drawer, see what you have and add a fruit for a little sweetness.  I used:

  • approx. 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1 tomato
  • a few large Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 large cucumber
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches

The reason I chose this type of smoothie for today was to counter the overload of meat we consumed the evening before at our favorite BBQ joint- the Salt Lick.  The Salt Lick is well-known in Texas and has been featured on numerous TV shows, most recently Top Chef.

These photos were taken with a phone camera, so they do not do it justice. If you have visited us, you know what I am talking about, and if you do visit us, you can be sure that this will be our excuse to go back there and introduce you to the best BBQ I have ever had.

I can honestly say that this is the only food experience where I can actually feel my heart rate increasing when the food is brought to the table because I am so excited about the huge plate of beef ribs set before me.  It is essentially meat candy.

Even Leif got a little taste of meat and potatoes in his car seat, courtesy of Rijen.

Leif's first BBQ

So, after a big plate of sticky, charred, mouth-watering meat, savory beans, tangy potato salad, crisp pickles and soft bread, I thought that a cool vegetable-based smoothie would be a good idea the next morning.

*We have also heard about two other area BBQs that sound interesting,  so we will have to do a taste test and report back!*


4 responses to “The Garden Vegetable Detox

  1. before a post like this, next time, please include a disclaimer that if you are not within a 20 mile radius of such BBQ restaurant, do not read the post. it will only result in feelings of rage and subsequent helplessness.
    p.s. cute kids.


  2. Agreed, Sara!! My mouth is watering and there is nothing – absolutely nothing I can do about it. Other than go eat some sticky toffee pudding or something. 🙂


  3. mmmm sticky toffee pudding…mmmm….all i’ve is the choice between spaghetti, penne, tagliatelle, gnocchi, farfalle, tortelli, ravioli, rigatoni…ahhhhhhhhhh pasta…..!


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