An easy way to enjoy our earliest crops.
Get the season started off right with the easiest way to incorporate local produce into your diet. Kids loves making these, and some fancy straws can be a simple, fun way to improve the experience. Smoothies use simple ingredients and usually take five minutes to pull together. They are a great snack or a meal substitute that pack a nutritional punch.
Smoothies all come with the same wonderfully easy directions: Throw all of your ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. The recipes below serve 2, so adjust your ingredients accordingly if you are serving the whole family!
Sweet Beet Smoothie
You can’t beat beets for nutrition. Capitalize on this early Freedom Farms crop that offers so many health benefits.
High in fiber, folate, Vitamin C & Potassium
Support detoxification in the body
1 C Farm fresh Strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1 Farm fresh Beet (peeled & cut into chunks)
¼ C Old fashioned Oats
1 C Water
1 C Ice
Honey or syrup to taste
Swiss Chard Blackberry Smoothie
Kale and spinach are great for smoothies, but you should vary your green intake for maximum health benefits. Swiss Chard is a Freedom Farms staple and a leafy legend for nutrition.
Is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detox agent
Contains polyphenol antioxidants boost heart health and regulates blood sugar
A great source of vitamins A, C, E, and K
Excellent for bone and lung health: protein, calcium, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, sodium, and alkalizing chlorophyll.
Builds blood, regenerate cells, and boost immunity
Tip: Removing the fibrous stems also helps to keep your blends smooth when using a conventional blender.
1 C Water
1 C Ice
1 C Chard Leaves (firmly packed)
1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger (minced)
1/8 tsp Lemon Zest (grated)
1 C Blackberries (frozen)
1 C Blueberries
1 tsp Pure maple syrup
Tweak any additional ginger, zest, and honey to taste.
Rosy Rhubarb Smoothie
Rhubarb is one of the lowest caloric vegetables on the market and an early crop, and for 21 calories a serving you still get many rewards.
Is a good source of fiber & antioxidants
Excellent source of Vitamin K (for brain/neuronal health)
Stimulates bone growth and repair
1 C Rhubarb (chopped)
1 C Cranberry Juice
½ C Seven Star Farms Vanilla Yogurt (sold at Freedom Farmers Market)
1 C Ice
Bee Pollen Bliss
A natural multivitamin which is collected at no detriment to bees this superfood can help with seasonal allergies and give you energy. Pollen is most effective in the mornings, and you want to allow your system to acclimate to it gradually. So begin with a small intake and eventually you can increase to 2 tbsp/day including in the following recipe.
1 C Pasture Farms fresh milk (sold at Freedom Farms Farmers Market)
1 C Blueberries (frozen)
1 tsp Bee pollen (sold at our market and our online store)
1 tbsp Coconut oil
Ice for thinner consistency and honey or maple syrup to taste
Carrot Cake Smoothie: like drinking a dessert that’s good for you!
Beta-carotene & fiber galore
Rich in vitamin A & K, copper and iron
Copious amounts of Vitamin C
Lower cholesterol & blood pressure
2 Farm fresh Carrots (chopped)
¼ tsp Cinnamon
1 C Farm fresh milk
1 tsp Vanilla
½ C Ice