Perfect for lunch or as an afternoon snack, this Apple Carrot smoothie recipe is also a low calorie smoothie, perfect to keep your weight under control.
Before you can make this smoothie, take a bag of carrots cut the tops and scrub the skin. You do not have to peel the carrots. Boil about 1-2 cups of water, depending on the number of carrots being used and gently cook until the carrots are tender. Put the cooked carrots in the refrigerator to chill.
The recipe also calls for a tbsp. of Chia seed but this is optional. If you do choose to add it, you will be adding a great deal of additional nutritional value to the recipe including important heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it is not going to change the rich, vibrant taste of the Apple Carrt Smoothie.
When it is time for lunch, in your blender mix
- 2 cooked carrots (chilled)
- 1 cup of cold apple juice
- 1 tbsp. Chia seed