Private Select pitted cherries (use half the package)
1 cup of fresh strawberries
1 cup -1 1/2 cup of Kale
1 cup of Cranberry juice
I add the juice first, then the kale. I blend a little. Then I add the cherries and I blend a little. I add the strawberries and I blend for about a minute. You cannot taste the bitterness of the Kale! This is what I like about this smoothie.
1 cup of orange juice (with calcium no pulp is what I used)
1 1/2 -2 cups of fresh baby spinach
Add half the package of Private Select Tropical Smoothie Blend and blend
Then pour the other half of the package and blend.
Memphis Farmers Market is an outdoor market with local farmers. Included in this outdoor market are local artisans, live music, arts and crafts, gardeners of fresh flowers and really there are surprises there almost each week. There has been an outdoor yoga session as well! It runs every Saturday from April to about mid November and is located on Front St. This is just one of the outdoor markets in Memphis.
I can personally tell you the staff, mostly of volunteers, are always friendly. They have coffee available to aid you in waking up if you are not an early riser and literally smell the aroma of fresh flowers, citrus fruits, basil and fresh mint leaves. People in general are friendly at the market and you can ask the farmers anything about their products and they are always eager to tell you. If you come often enough you will get to know them and they will get to know you.
This week I met a young lady who was looking for sweet basil. I pointed her in the right direction and she said “Great! Now I can make pesto.” I said “Hold on. You know how to make pesto?” She happily put down her bags down and began to tell me with great joy how to. I can always tell a true foodie. I plan to make pesto, put them in ice cube trays, freeze them and have it on hand. See…you learn so much at the market. Which got me to thinking, how many recipes and tips were passed down in the days of open markets…
Here’s my healthy loot for this week: