No, I don't mean That Weed, silly. I mean This weed:
Chickweed is prolific in my yard. In fact, in Florida's wet season, chickweed grows much larger than you would suspect from the picture.
Here is a picture of chickweed growing in my yard in February, so it's not very thick:
I know that it's a very nutritious herb, even though it's most commonly known as a weed.
Click on this sentence for more information about the nutrition and benefits of chickweed.
Here's a picture of chickweed taken in April, which was dry this year, so it's not very big here, either:
Here's a picture of it in June, just as it was starting to get bigger:
After harvesting and freezing, here's what it looked like when I pulled it from the freezer. For reference, the bag shown is gallon size:
My basic smoothie recipe is to place the ingredients in the blender in the following order:
- something green - spinach or mild herbs
- something wet - coconut water or iced tea made with stevia
- three apples - pared and quartered
- spices - apple pie spice or cinnamon or fresh ginger pieces
Here are the assembled ingredients in our VitaMix blender:
Here are the blended smoothies:
This is very tasty. The chickweed makes it milder and less bland than a spinach smoothie.