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Friday, July 31, 2009

Squash Smoothie

Back in the spring I signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share at a local farm. This means I get a box of produce every week, and I never know what I'm going to get until I go pick up the box on Thursday. It's really fun! Lately there have been LOTS of cucumbers and squashes in that box every week. This morning, needing to use up some patty pan squash, I decided to chop up a particularly large one and toss it, raw, into my morning smoothie along with chunks of frozen peach, a banana, a few ounces of almond milk, and water. No kale or spinach in my CSA share this week, so the smoothie was a pleasant peachy color instead of my usual green shade. Nonetheless, Nathan does not share my taste in food, and even the nice color could not entice him to try it. I believe his words were something along the lines of:

"I would no rather drink that than I would raw sewage."

Regardless of Nathan's unenthusiastic (albeit uninformed) review, I recommend this idea if you have squash coming out your ears and need to use it up. The smoothie was delicious. (I don't think you can really taste the squash.)


  1. I'm not sure your taste buds are working! You said you couldn't taste the spinach in a smoothie, either, and my word I beg to differ (as do my sons, who didn't like it either!)

  2. Emily, did you have a banana in your spinach smoothie? They don't taste as good without the sweetness of a banana. I will make you green smoothies when you visit me and I'll make a convert out of you yet. :)

  3. I'm glad you're enjoying your CSA - we're really liking ours too! With more people eating I have not tried throwing things in smoothies yet (I actually have to augment my box with stuff from the farmer's market or grocery store) but I'll keep that in mind... I've been making big batches of sauteed squash for dinner and using the leftovers in quesadillas and serving them to the kids as quick snacks.