We all hide veggies, right? Grate a little carrot and courgette into the bolognese, hide mushrooms under cheese on a pizza, puree an avocado into a smoothie.

Powermush™ takes this one step further. I make up a witch’s brew of the highest-nutrient veg I can think of, then include it wherever I can.

This particular version had sweet potato, butternut squash, courgette, tomatoes and mushrooms, all roasted and then blended. I’ve included beetroot and avocado before, too, and lentils and white beans. You could add nuts or nut butter, or even seeds, if you wanted to up the protein content.

No need to make any special purchases for this – use up the bottom of the veg bin, or roast some extra veg when you’re doing a roast anyway.

I freeze this in ice cube trays and then just defrost as required.

It goes in pasta sauces, chilli, stews and soups, and is spread under pizza sauce and on toasted sandwiches and basically anywhere I think I can get away with it.

What they don’t know won’t hurt ’em.


2 thoughts on “Powermush™

  1. Great idea. I’m still trying to introduce veggies to a two year old that has an aversion to anything green. We serve them up every day so he knows he can go for them when ready but this is a great alternative until he decides he can tolerate veggies in all their naked glory.

    1. Yep! It would be nice if they all ate everything we presented to them, but in the meantime, smuggle it it! You can pick and choose the elements they’re missing this way – do a ‘green’ version or an ‘orange’ version as required if necessary

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