I love all the tender baby lettuces and herbs that arrive with spring. Sorrel is a tender leafy green, similar to spinach, that you'll often find nestled amongst the markets during this time of year. I think the leaves taste like sour wild strawberries (really!). I love adding it to a breakfast smoothie.
Spring Strawberry Sorrel Smoothie
Serving Size: 1 (~180 calories – with Stevia)
1/2 cup sorrel leaves
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
3/4 cup strawberries, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
1/4 cup coconut milk, or 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 cup filtered water
1/16 teaspoon of Stevia or honey
1-2 ice cubes, to thicken
Place ingredients into a powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
Tender green lettuces, including sorrel, are rich in vitamins, calcium, protein (yes, it’s true!), and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll regenerates and cleanses your body at a cellular level. It’s also embraced by health beauties to help fight infection, heal wounds, and support a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification system.
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