Look at that bad boy!! That’s a humongous Brandywine that came out of our garden. I have no idea how it didn’t break the vine on which it was growing. State Fair material, don’t you think? But this fine specimen would never have lasted until September, and anyway, I had plans for it. A savory smoothie plan, to be exact.
Bloody Mary Green Smoothie
5-6 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup parsley*
1/2 cup English cucumber (no need to peel if organic)
2 dates, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped, plus additional small stalks for garnish
1 tbsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 tsp. horseradish (not horseradish sauce)
1 tsp. hot sauce
1 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce
juice of 1 lemon
handful of bibb lettuce or try arugula
*fresh basil and/or cilantro would be nice, too
Put all of the ingredients (except the celery reserved for garnish) into a blender and process until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.