Monday, October 7, 2013

3 Ingredient Vivid Orange Carrot Smoothie

I'm not a fan of cooking. Better put, my partner does all the cooking. Coming up with snacks for myself is a pain but when he's not around I have to survive on something, lol. One of my favorite snacks is this easy three ingredient smoothie.



Ingredients:

  • About 2 medium carrots
  • One small orange
  • About 3/4 cups of sugar to taste

Directions:
  1. Wash everything; peel and chop the carrots.
  2. Cut the orange into wedges and peel off the skin.
  3. Put about a cup and a half to two cups of ice cubes in a blender. Better yet, if you have the refrigerator setting, add ground ice.
  4. Add the sugar; you can start out by adding half of it before blending, taste it, and add more if needed.
  5. Blend & enjoy!


Adjustments:

Every time I make this it comes out a little different based on how much of any ingredient I have. 
  • If you want it a bit less sweet or lower in calories reduce the sugar or start with 1/4 cup of sugar, taste it after it's blended, and add sugar bit by bit until you have just enough.
  • Hate pulp? Go with less orange. I recommend against straining this because you will lose a lot of the nutritional content. 
  • Want to add benefits? You can include omega-3's by adding a teaspoon of ground flax or chia seeds. Throw in a tiny bunch of a deep green veggie for an added mix of nutrients.




2 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds really nice! We want to do a juice diet etc in the new year, after I have the baby obviously lol might need to remember this recipe.

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    1. It definitely beats other sweet snacks for nutrients anyways! For dieting you will probably want to put less sugar than I do, although your little girl will probably make sure you need the calories :)

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