Making Smoothies with Leeks

Be sure to wash your leeks throroughly. Dirt can get trapped in their layers and dirt isn't an ingredient in our smoothies.

How to prepare leeks for smoothies

  1. Trim off the roots and the rough dark green parts on top.
  2. Cut them in half lengthways
  3. Wash thoroughly, spreading the layers while rinsing.

We think it's possible that the rough dark green parts could be added to your smoothie, but to be honest, we haven't experimented with leeks enough to know how it comes out.

Do I need to cook it first?

Nope, you can eat leeks raw.


Leek Flavor Pairings

Avocado (commercial), Lemon, Asparagus, Beet Root, Broccoli, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard (swiss), Beet Greens, Collard Greens, Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Lettuce (romaine), Onion (spring/scallion), Bell Pepper (green), Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato, Basil (fresh), Coconut Milk (raw),
Leek Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 61.0
Calories from Fat 2.6999999999999997
Total Fat 0.3g
Saturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.166g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 20.0mg
Potassium 180.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.15g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 1.5g
Vitamin A 83.0µg
Vitamin C 12.0mg
Calcium 59.0mg
Iron 2.1mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 9.5mg
Folate 64.0µg
Niacin 0.4mg
Riboflavin 0.03mg
Thiamin 0.06mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.233mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.92mg
Vitamin K 47.0µg
Minerals
Copper 0.12mg
Magnesium 28.0mg
Phosphorus 35.0mg
Selenium 1.0µg
Zinc 0.12mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 83.0g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameAllium ampeloprasum
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor2.78
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.84