Tomatoes in Smoothies

April 5, 2011 11:17am CST
For years now, I drink a homemade smoothie every morning. My boyfriend makes them daily for us. Our latest have been mostly citrus fruits and berries. He also started all a tomato every day since tomatoes are an acidy fruit (vegetable) so they blend well with the citrus fruits. You would never know that a tomato is included. It's so tasty! Tomatoes are so rich in lychopene and this is a great way to add them to our diet. He also adds whey powder and ground flax seeds for added nutrition.
2 responses
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
10 Apr 11
Very interesting! Sounds reasonable. I must try this. This summer I am sure I will have a surplus of tomatoes from my garden, and what better way to use them? Thansk for the advice!
• Canada
10 Apr 11
Me too....every year I get tons of tomatoes in my garden. This year I was thinking of growing tons of Cherry Tomatoes instead just for the purpose of the smoothis since they are smaller and sweeter....and you get so many on one plant. You don't have to chop them up either in the blender.
• United States
5 Apr 11
I have used tomatoes in sweet dishes my whole life. My mom eats them with a little sugar sprinkled on them like one would do a strawberry. I have used them in juices myself. My kids really like the tomato juice with watermelon. We also do carrot and cantaloupe.