Can you imagine a carrot cake smoothie? Of course carrots are a part of thousands of recipes but are usually used to enhance a recipe rather than be the focal point. In carrot smoothies, carrots are almost always the focus and this one really does taste just like carrot cake. It takes a bit of effort to put together and there are a bunch of ingredients but, really, the results are well worth the effort.
Its also easy to turn carrot smoothies like this one into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 2/3 cup refrigerated canned, drained, sliced carrots
- 2 tsp. honey
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 cup low fat of fat free milk
- 2 tsp. crushed pineapple, with juice
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground allspice (1/8 tsp.)
- pinch fresh grated nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Add everything except the nutmeg in the blender and blend on the highest setting for 33-45 seconds. Serve with a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg. Makes two 4 ounce servings