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.
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!*