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Carrot Pineapple & Ginger Glow Smoothie

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Good morning, everyone! I hope this post finds you happy and well!

My topic for today? A filling, tropical treat of a smoothie that I’ve added to my repertoire and think you will love, too.  I call it my “glow” smoothie, because it is chock full of vitamin C and vitamin A-rich ingredients that your complexion will love, especially in the depths of winter.

So what’s in this juicy smoothie? Not yogurt, milk or sugar. Instead, this smoothie comes together with whole carrots, pineapple, fresh ginger and a bit of orange juice.

It is sweet, satisfying and filling, especially first thing in the morning (right after I teach my early morning spin class or get back from a run). A bonus? Adding vegetables to my mornings makes me feel virtuous , even when I head out the door with a lumpy ponytail and mismatched socks.

I’ve been reading more about the importance of vegetables to any running or training regime, and carrots are a perfect place for anyone (myself included) to add in on a more regular basis.

Carrots offer long-lasting energy in the form of complex carbohydrates; they top off the glucose in your tank without the crash-and-burn of a sugary processed snack. Carrots can also help decrease and prevent inflammation, including the micro muscle damage, swelling and body aches that can be attributed to overdoing it on a run or strenuous workout.

If you have high-speed blender, you can add everything at once to the blender and puree until super-smooth (even toddlers will love this, although I leave out the ginger when making this for Nick). If you have a traditional blender, I suggest grating the carrot before adding; you’ll end up with a super silky smoothie! Happy sipping!

 

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Carrot Pineapple & Ginger Glow Smoothie


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

A fruit and vegetable smoothie that will make your skin glow!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup chopped frozen pineapple
  • 1 small carrot, scrubbed, cut into pieces
  • 1/2-inch narrow piece of peeled ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Drink!
  • Category: Smoothie, Beverage
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Kali

Tuesday 29th of January 2008

I wanted to share that I enjoyed making and drinking this after my half marathon--and it was great! Anyway, keep up the great work on the blog! I love the layout, your photos and recipes are great, and it is so interesting to read all of the stories behind the food.

CamillaCooks

Saturday 26th of January 2008

Excellent, Allison!

I have gotten this past many unsuspecting friends who loved it (and were happy about the added nutrition bonus once they had slurped down the smoothie).

CamillaCooks

Friday 25th of January 2008

Marianne,

thanks for the comment! Enjoy the smoothies!

Camilla

Marianne

Friday 25th of January 2008

This is a a great smoothie recipe as I am trying to incorporate lots of fresh raw vegetables into my diet.... this is wonderful...thanks for your blog,I really like your "vision" to yummy and good for you food

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