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Black Eyed Pea Leaves Sweet Smoothie

Black eyed peas and leaves grow throughout sub-Saharan Africa, in Botswana and South Africa it's known as Morogo.

Morogo is a Botswana and South African word that refers to many kinds of green, leafy vegetable particularly from the green leaves of plants such as green amaranth, cowpeas or black eyed peas. South Africa and Botswana are African countries where many people still use traditional vegetables in their daily lives for food such as black eyed pea leaves.

Black eyed pea leaves sweet smoothie ingredients and directions.

Sweet Morogo Smoothie

Black eyed pea leaf sweet smoothie recipe mixes eyed pea leaves with bananas, mangoes, ginger and honey to create a healthy delicious green smoothie.

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 2 minutes Total time: 12 min

2 handfuls of wild African spinach or black eyed pea leaves
1 overripe banana
1 cup mango juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 small piece fresh ginger
10 ice cubes

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add 2 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt to the recipe if desired.

Did you know black eyed pea leaves are safe to eat and taste like mild like spinach.

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