Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eat to Live Cookbook: Orange Creamsicle Blended Salad

Orange Creamsicle Blended Salad
from The Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, p. 55

Did I like it? yes!

Was it easy to make with readily available ingredients? Mostly. The recipe calls for Dr. Fuhrman's Blood Orange Vinegar. I don't own any of the Dr. Fuhrman vinegars, but my local Trader Joe's happens to carry an Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar, which I used instead.

What specifically did I like about the recipe? I am a big fan of citrus in a smoothie with greens. Orange or lemon or lime--I love it all.

What specifically didn't I like about the recipe? I would prefer a smoothie with either flax meal or chia seed. This recipe has cashews in it and I am beginning to think that I am on cashew overload.

I was also hesitant to use so much vinegar in a smoothie, especially since I don't have the exact vinegar recommended in the recipe. So I cut the amount of vinegar considerably for my taste.

Would I make it again? Yes! Of the four smoothies I have made from the Eat to Live Cookbook, this one has been by far my favorite.

Is there anything I would do to improve on it if I made it again? I would probably substitute ground flax seed for the cashews, although I don't think the smoothie would taste as good. I'm going to have to try it and find out for myself this weekend.

Overall Grade (completely unscientific, I admit): A-

Have you made this smoothie? What were your impressions? Leave a comment below.

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