Elm fruit smoothie

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In my part of the world, Sweden, the best season for wild tender greens is NOW. One favorite is The Elm fruit, that has a very short season. I love these little paper thin coin like flowers like crazy. They have a mild nutty flavor that are best eaten raw. While in season I just sprinkle them on everything, or make a smoothie with Elm fruit and Cashew, here’s how to do it:

Take a handful of raw cashews and soak them overnight (or a day, but at least eight hours!). Pour the water out and put the cashews in a blender, add 1 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Add a couple of handfuls of fresh Elmfruits, Linden leaves and some Wood sorrel (for acidity) or lemon zest. Blend, add more water until desired thickness. Enjoy!

Elm fruit smoothie with cashew nuts.
Elm fruit smoothie with cashew nuts.

If you want a creamier version that you can serve with veggies, fish or as a dip, just add less water.

Green is great!

The Elm fruit season is short but sweet!
The Elm fruit season is short but sweet! Photo Charlotte Gawell

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