Pic of Green Mary blend (tomatillo smoothie)

Green Mary blend (tomatillo smoothie)

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Drinks & Juicing

Green Mary blend (tomatillo smoothie)

Serves 1 5 min
A Mexican permutation of this punchy pick-me-up. Tomatillos are one of our quirkier crops. Tangy and citrus-sweet, the Mexicans use them in almost everything. Because they contain so much pectin, your blend may appear to thicken and solidify if left for a while; just give it a stir to revive it. Be cautious with the chilli – you can always blend in more at the end. If you want to make it properly grown-up, mix with a few shots of vodka, or more appropriately tequila, and tweak with lime juice and a scant pinch of salt.

Ingredients

  • 200g tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • ½ tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1cm piece of green chilli, deseeded
  • small cup of ice

Method

Prep time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Place everything in a powerful blender and whizz until it makes a thick but drinkable blend.
  • Step 2

    Add a dash of water if it's too thick.