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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 10 - Smoothies and spuds

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So, we’re a day late this week and here’s why: My CSA pickup is on Mondays. Because Independence Day was on a Monday, our pickup was moved to a Tuesday. So, I had to wait a whole extra day before I could get a bag full of blackberries, potatoes, onions, kale, beets and zucchini. YUM.

But I digress. What did we do with our bounty from Rolling Prairie last week? I made more kale salad (shocker, I know!), and the hubby/head chef made a potato/broccoli/cheese bake.

Now, you already know the kale salad recipe (Yes, I’m a woman o’ ruts). You’re probably wanting that potato bake recipe because those new potatoes are so cute and hearty. But I’m going to make you wait, because in next week’s post we’re going to have a potatopalooza.

Two potato recipes in the same post, can you believe it?!

Okay, yeah, I’m a little excited about the potatoes, but really that’s just because I have a huge garden bed of them and more coming in from our CSA each week. It’s going to be a starchy summer.

So, instead, I’m going to share a simple smoothie recipe. This one used up the black raspberries we got last week, but you could probably use 6 ounces of any berries, really. In fact, I would’ve made it again this morning with this week’s blackberries, but the kiddo got to those the second we got home. Two seconds after that, they were gone and he was holding the empty container. (Figures)

Protein powder and black raspberries in the blender before adding water.

Protein powder and black raspberries in the blender before adding water. by Sarah Henning

Berry Protein Smoothie

6 ounces black raspberries (or other berries)

2 scoops chocolate-flavored protein powder (I use Sun Warrior) or plain protein powder plus 2 tablespoons cocoa

1-1 1/2 cups water

Blend! Ooooh, pretty:

For those of you wanting a potato/broccoli/cheese bake preview, here’s a photo of the kiddo chopping down on daddy’s version. Mooch.

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