January means lots and lots (and lots) of greens in our CSA stash and honestly, it is tough to make it through that many greens! To help reduce waste, I’ve turned to this quick preserving method that both keeps the greens out of the garbage and keeps portions at the ready year-round.
Frozen Greens Ice Cubes
1 batch of greens (kale, spinach, chard, dandelion)
½ cup of water
- Wash your greens really, really well and strip leaves off of stems.
- Place in blender with ½ cup of water and puree on high until you get a smooth texture. Add a bit more water if you’d like a thinner consistency or quicker blending time.
- Pour puree into ice cube trays and freeze until solid (at least 6 hours, preferably overnight).
- Remove cubes from tray and seal in freezer bags.
The ice cubes get plopped in smoothies (of course), but I also like to throw them in pineapple aqua fresca or fresh squeezed orange juice. In a real pinch, they get added to soups and stir-fries for a quick infusion of green stuffs.