Low calorie smoothie recipes are a lot more fun than most “diet” food. With an almost endless different combinations of fruits and vegetables to try, there is always something different on the menu. Today it is a carrot smoothie with oranges!
ts also easy to turn this Carrot smoothie treat into 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your blender combine:
– 1 cup of carrots, well scrubbed and sliced (raw or cooked-see below)
– 1 cup cold orange juice
– 1 1/2 cups of ice
– 1 tbsp. Chia seed
Blend until smooth and enjoy for lunch, as an afternoon snack.
Note: You can either blend raw carrots or if you prefer you can gently steam the carrots by placing them in a small pot with approx ¼-1/2 cups of water and cook for about 15 minutes until tender. If you cook the carrots first, drain and put in the refrigerator to cool before you prepare your smoothie.