Saturday, June 13, 2009

Liquid Ohm

How could I not make this smoothie recipe, with a name like that? A pitcher of "ohm" perfectly rounds out a weekend brunch.

Pour 1 cup boiling water over one chamomile tea bag, and let steep 10 minutes. Discard the teabag. Combine the brewed tea in a blender with 1/2 tsp. grated and peeled fresh ginger, 2 ripe peeled mangoes (chopped), 2 chopped carrots, and 1 ripe peeled pear (cored - use any variety you like; I used an organic Packham pear). Process until smooth.

Pour into a large bowl, and stir in 2 cups orange juice. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours, and up to overnight (which is what makes this ideal for brunch!).

Before serving, the recipe recommended lining a sieve with cheesecloth, placing the sieve over a bowl, and pouring the "ohm" mixture through the cheesecloth while pressing with a spatula to squeeze out all the liquid. I found that using a fine mesh sieve was easier than the cheesecloth, however, still pressing with a spatula until only the solids were left in the sieve. Discard the solids left behind.

Transfer the "ohm" to a pretty pitcher, then pour and serve! You'll have 4, one-cup servings of 130 calories each.

chamomile tea $3.49
mangoes $3.98
pear $1.03

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance