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Fresh Tomato Fruit Smoothie & a veggie giveaway

April 22, 2015

I'm back with another #WindsetWednesday recipe featuring Windset Farms fresh greenhouse vegetables. This recipe focuses on combining fresh tomatoes into a sweet and healthy fruit smoothie to start your day. This is also the last week to enter April's Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway to win one of two $50 fresh vegetable deliveries for Western Canada & US, follow the link or enter below, ends April 30th, 2015.

My last smoothie recipe featured Windset's Fresco Cucumbers for a Feel Good Cucumber Fruit Smoothie and it's become a breakfast staple in our house. Today's fresh tomato smoothie combines Windset tomatoes with fresh cucumber, frozen pineapple, cherries and raspberries. The frozen fruit sweetens and thickens the smoothie, blending perfectly with the tomatoes, cucumber and apple juice. Packed with flavour, vitamins and minerals, antioxidents and detoxifiers, of course, this smoothie also tastes great with a big serving of fruit & veg in each glass.

I especially like the addition of frozen raspberries here, as their seeds blend well with the tomato seeds for a pleasant mouth feel and tiny bit of crunch (adding chia seeds as a garnish adds to this texture) and the sweet zing of the raspberries works with the tang of the tomatoes.

I used my favourite Windset Farms Concerto Grape Tomatoes in this recipe, but any of the sweeter, smaller tomato varieties will work well here.

Fresh Tomato Fruit Smoothie

Makes two servings

Ingredients

1 cup Windset Tomatoes

1 Windset Fresco Mini Cucumber or 1/2 cup chopped Windset English Cucumber

1 cup frozen cherries

1 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1 cup apple cider or juice

Roughly chop the cucumbers and kale leaves, combine with frozen blueberries, pineapple and apple juice/cider and puree with a blender or hand blender until smooth and thick.

Devour.

Disclosure: I have been provided with Windset Farms produce for review and recipe creation.

Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway

Now it's your turn to bring Windset to your kitchen. Enter the Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway to win one of two prizes of a home delivery of assorted Windset Farms vegetables and swag, $50 value each. Note: Prize boxes will be filled with Windset's freshest, just-picked vegetables for delivery right to your door, and produce may vary from the vegetables shown above.

There's a variety of ways to enter below by answering the question "What's your most-used vegetable in the kitchen this spring?" in the comments section, and getting to know Devour & Conquer and Windset Farms on social media. Enter once or enter them all, just make sure you submit your email address into the Rafflecopter Giveaway below so I can contact you when you win! (email addresses are not saved and used only to contact the winners)

The Giveaway is open to residents of all Western Canada provinces and Western US states where Windset Farms products are sold - Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. USA: Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Canadian winners will be required to answer a skill testing question, giveaway ends April 30, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Good Luck!

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