Running a daycare can be exhausting at times. Chasing after active toddlers, juggling the preschooler’s penchant for knowledge and handling the immediate needs of infants. I drink lots of tea to help me through the day but, ever so often I need to energize with some smoothie or salads. Here is a simple and easy recipe I often make to help me through the day ….and it’s not caffeine based. I found it in the BHG magazine one Thanksgiving.
This is what it calls for (Sara Foster):
1. In a large bowl, combine the orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, and vinegar. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. In the same bowl, layer beets, carrots, apple, and turnip. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Toss salad right before serving, then top with parsley leaves.
*To cut matchsticks, use a mandolin or a food processor that has either a julienne blade or large shredding blade.
Wash, clean and core them.
Layer the ingredients so, I start with the turnip.
I like using my food processor to do this. You could grate too if you don’t have a processor with this mandoline /matchstick side.
This is what it looks like after the shred.
I then add the carrots – using the same side to get the matchstick effect.
Next is the Granny Smith apple with Beets on top.
Juice the orange and lime together.
Toss the shredded veggies until they look well mixed.
I then add the juice to the salad and set aside (you can wait to add when you are ready to eat)
Imagine this in the summer….very light and filling.
This is beet lovers paradise very delicious and flavorful. You will not taste the turnip…try it