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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.

Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes

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