photo cred Cat You sassy little fellows.  I think you are my favorite (don't tell my kids).  Possibly one of the most versatile veggies out there.  You can eat them raw, cooked, pickled AND you can eat their tops too.  Who'da thought?  I chuck 'em in a smoothie and add other purple things so the colour is mucho appealing (also see my recent obsession with purple). Last night, to ensure I didn't mindlessly hog down on Halloween candy, I made myself a smoothie before I went out trick or treating with my eldest. Let me tell you, that smoothie was nothing short of purple-fection. The Beet Knees 2 cups filtered water 2 packed cups org. beet greens 3 small org. carrots 1/2 small org. apple 1/2 cup org. red grapes 3/4 cup froz. org. blueberries 1/2 org. lime 2 tbsp Hemp hearts And by the way - it doesn't actually taste like beets, in case you were wondering.

photo cred Cat I receive a weekly delivery of organic fruits and vegetables from Mama Earth Organics.  What I like most (aside from all the beautiful produce) is the opportunity to experiment with the fruits and veg that I wouldn't necessarily buy if left to my own devices.  One of the largest driving factors to order from Mama Earth was to get out of my rut of always buying the same thing, week after week after week. So this week what should I receive but purple kale.  Now I eat a lot of kale but I've never had the purple variety, and it inspired me to make some magic, some purple magic. The Purple Nurple 5 stems organic purple kale 1 1/2 cups organic purple grapes 1 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries 1/2 local macintosh apple 1/2 cup raw almonds 2 cups filtered water Add all ingredients to your mixer and blend well.