ingredient spotlight: radishes

Radishes are so much more than a pretty garnish for salads and tacos. In fact, the greens themselves are a great way to use the entire vegetable while boosting your calcium and vitamins at the same time. Here’s our version of a green smoothie, using the greens, kale, dates for sweetness and some good Greek yogurt to thicken it up. 

recipe by Mackenzie Wise 

radish greens smoothie

An easy way to use up your radish greens. When you combine them with kale, apple, and avocado, no one will even know they’re in there.

1 1/2 cups ice
1 cup water
1 green apple, chopped
1/2 avocado, halved and pitted
1 cup packed radish greens, trimmed and washed
1 cup packed chopped kale, trimmed and washed
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 pitted dates
Juice from 1 lemon, or to taste
1 tablespoon honey, optional, or to taste

In a blender, chop ice. Add water, apple, avocado, radish greens, kale, yogurt, dates, lemon juice, and honey (if using). Blend until completely smooth. Add more water or lemon juice if necessary. Taste and adjust flavor as desired.

Makes 1 16-ounce smoothie.

For more of our favorite radish recipes like radish greens gremolata and roasted radishes with butter + spring herbs, download a copy of our spring ’17 issue here.


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