Good Morning Carrot Smoothie

Carrot Smoothie Recipe
By: Kristen DeAngelis

One of my favorite morning juices is still the orange colored Morning Tang recipe I posted a little over a year ago.  Today I decided to twist things up and try the ingredients in a smoothie! This recipe is packed with Vitamin A, C and carotenoids that are important for immune function and will give your skin a gorgeous glow. I love the sweet taste despite it being mostly veggie based!

As you may know, a liquid base is required to allow the blender blades to have a substance to help pulverize your veggies and fruits into a smoothie.  I decided to do a little experiment and try this recipe two ways.

Here are a few liquid base options you can choose from:

  • Water
  • Coconut Water (Great to use if you don’t like coconut water on its own)
  • Fresh Juice! (Provides an extra dose of carotenoids that are more bioavailable in a concentrated form)
  • Dairy-Free Milk: Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Soy Milk, Hemp Milk

For my recipe experiment, I checked out fresh carrot juice vs. coconut water in two separate smoothie concoctions.  They both are delicious but you be the judge! What is your favorite?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water OR 1 cup (250 ml) fresh carrot juice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper (capsicum)
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel carrot and lemon, remove core from apple, and remove outer skin from ginger.
  3. If using carrot juice instead of coconut water, juice 4 – 6 large carrots.
  4. Add all ingredients into the blender and blend on high for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth.

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Kristen DeAngelis

Kristen is the executive assistant and certified nutritionist for Joe Cross and his team at Reboot with Joe. Her multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness stresses a plant-based diet, engaging in regular movement, physical activity and yoga, and practicing mindfulness techniques. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor, with a B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Virginia Tech and a 200-Hr Yoga (RYT), YogaFit, and American Council on Exercise certification. If she’s not smiling in the kitchen, Kristen loves practicing yoga, running or finding a fitness challenge, and visiting friends and family from her hometown near Boston, MA.

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