Beverages, Food

Chickweed and Cantaloupe Smoothie {with banana, strawberry and oats}

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So. *glances at clock* It is rather late on this Friday night but a promise is a promise. I said that I’d share my chickweed smoothie recipe today.

And so never fear, my loyal readers. I shall share it! *cue superhero music* To the blender!

(This recipe was alluded to in my last post: Two Ways to Eat Chickweed {spring foraging fun}.)

If you didn’t read the post, here is a quick summary⤵⤵⤵

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This⬆⬆⬆  and this ⤵⤵⤵ is chickweed.

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  • It grows in your yard.
  • It is an edible weed.
  • Birds/chicks like to eat it, hence the name.
  • It is full of vitamin C.
  • It tastes a little like spinach, but on the bland side.

Perfect for smoothies. And so I came up with the………..

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Chickweed and Cantaloupe Smoothie

Servings: 1-2

Cook/prep time: 10 minutes or less

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole frozen banana, diced
  • 4 frozen strawberries, diced
  • 3 smallish cubes cantaloupe
  • a handful of well rinsed chickweed, torn into a few pieces
  • a handful of *quick oats
  • about 1/2 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1-2 cups (240-480mL) unsweetened vanilla almond milk

*gluten-free oats will make this recipe gluten and dairy-free.

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender from first to last. (Fruit first, almond milk last.) I poured in almond milk until it reached the 2 cup line.
  2. Give it a quick stir.
  3. Blend on high until you reach your desired texture.

Cost:

I calculated that this smoothie cost me no more than $1.40. And that is probably overestimating. That’s about 70¢ per 8oz/240mL serving. Pretty good deal, eh?

Enjoy your smoothie! Let me know if you try it with the chickweed. It’s totally worth looking ridiculous for as your neighbors stare at you ripping it out of your yard. Haha! Promise! 😝😉

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3 thoughts on “Chickweed and Cantaloupe Smoothie {with banana, strawberry and oats}”

  1. hahaha yep, but I bet they would appreciate you ripping that “weed” out of their yard. t will save them the trouble :):) Thank you for the recipe, and I am going to wait until hubby comes home next time to make sure I am picking “chickweed” and not something else hahaha. He is much better at identifying things than me. But if what we have is chickweed, and I think it is, I am going to try this.

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    1. Haha maybe they would! ☺ I hope you guys are able to find some. It is a very flat plant, branches out kind of like crab grass does but with delicate stems and tiny pretty white flowers. I made a tiny salad of tiny chickweed stems and tiny baby dandelion leaves and it was lovely 😊Thank-you for taking the time to read my chickweed posts Margaret. Have a great week! ☺

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