Nourishing kickstarter - Tropical carrot smoothie
This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients… healthy never tasted so good! An anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting smoothie.
I often get asked by patients, especially after an indulgent holiday season like Easter or Christmas...
"What can I have as a quick breakfast on-the-go or as an afternoon snack that will give me lots of energy but won't leave me feeling heavy?"
I got experimenting in the kitchen and came up with this fabulous Tropical Carrot #Smoothie. It is fresh, and makes you feel so good from the inside-out. And was a winner by all members of my family...hubby to kids.
The vitamin and mineral content is through the roof and will enable you to power through the cooler months without picking up every cold and flu going around.
Carrot = Antioxidant- and Vitamin A-rich, beta carotene-packed, vision booster, free radical fighter.
Ginger = stomach soother, immune booster, infection fighter, anti-inflammatory.
Mango = Antioxidant- and rice in vitamins A and C, aid in digestion, maintain healthy skin & hair, immune boosting.
Pineapple = Vitamin C-packed, anti-inflammatory, digestion aid, antioxidant-packed, energy boosting, nature’s candy.
Turmeric = Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, battles cystic fibrosis, free radical-fighting, lowers cholesterol.
Tropical carrot smoothie
Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free.
INGREDIENTS 150 grams pineapple, diced, fresh or frozen 120 grams carrots, grated or canned baby carrots, drained 150 grams mango, peeled, seeded and chopped, fresh or frozen 1 large orange, peeled and cut in to chunks ½ Tbsp fresh ginger, grated (optional) ¼ tsp ground turmeric (optional) 250 ml water or coconut water, or as much as needed to achieve desired consistency
Pop all ingredients in to a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness with a little stevia if you like.
Pour in to a tall glass or in a small thermos to take with you.
NUTRITION Nutrition (per serving): 412g mass, 145 calories, 2.3g protein, 30.3g net carbohydrates, 5.8g fiber, <1g total fat.
Use a high-powered blender such as a Ninja so the carrot is blended smooth. Mix up the flavours and nutrients by using whatever fruit you want. Also, pump up the purple antioxidants by swapping the carrot for cooked beetroot.
If you have any nutritional or health questions or want further advice or just fed up with thinking about the next meal and want somebody else to take care of the planning, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0438 195 535 or via my email firstname.lastname@example.org or at one of my clinics.