No Croutons Required - June 2013

June has arrived, quicker than I expected. The year is whizzing by for me. Do you feel like that too?

Anyway, it's time for the next No Croutons Required challenge and I am sitting here pondering and procrastinating.

Do I ask for soup or salad or both? Do I go crazy and ask for something completely different? Can I think of a new angle to mix things up?

How about smoothie?

They are kind of like soups. Raw soups. So what I would like you to do this month, is to come up with a smoothie using at least one vegetable or salad ingredient. it can be a completely fruity smoothie with one veggie added or you could go crazy and make a total veg garden of a drink. It's up to you!

My smoothie drinking child

You could try adding one of these:
  • kale
  • red chard
  • spinach
  • swiss chard
  • romaine
  • celery
  • parsley
  • lettuce
  • endive
  • rocket
  • cabbage
  • beetroot (not pickled)
  • carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • bell peppers
  • cucumber
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • courgette
  • summer squash
  • cauliflower

I can't wait to see all your entries.

As usual you have until the 20th of June to add your recipe to the linky.

avocado strawberry saladAnd while you are here, I would like to announce the winner of the May challenge was the Avocado and Strawberry Salad with Honey Vinaigrette from Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey.

Congratulations Jagruti.

One gorgeous salad!


  1. What a wonderful challenge, Jacqui. I linked up a smoothie I first started making last month but now make it all the time. :)

    1. Brilliant Janet. Thanks for joining in so quickly. Now I am off to look at your smoothie :)

  2. Oh only after linking up the smoothie i realised i haven't added any veggies into it. Is mutiple entries allowed ?

    1. Don't worry too much Kavitha, I will just say you didn't realise, but it was so good I had to include it :)


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