Recipe: Purslane & Grapefruit Smoothie

May 11, 2012 No Comments by

This was shared with us by Ecology Florida’s friend, Ann Scott. Did you know Purslane has more omega-3 fatty acids than in some of fish oils? If you aren’t familiar with the health benefits of Purslane, you can read all about it here. Enjoy!

In it’s simplest form, I just pop a bunch of Purslane in the blender along with a peeled and split grapefruit or pomelo.  I have a mighty blender so I leave the pulp and seeds intact.  If your blender tends to get bogged down, you might want to do a little extra work prepping, removing seeds etc. and add a little water to help it out.

I put a squirt or two of liquid Stevia or some palm sugar in the mix, but you could add any sweetener of your choice.

Add a little bit of ice and blend away.

You’ve got a Purslane powerhouse, potentially right from your own backyard.

I have experimented by combining Purslane with oranges and/or mango with a little water as well.  Also delicious.

Purslane or “Pusley” has more omega-3 fatty acids than in some of fish oils.

Our friends at Nutrition and You have written another article that discusses this topic in-depth, if you’re interested!

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