Carrot Apple Smoothie Recipe
8 baby carrots - 90g
1 red delicious apple - 200g
handful baby spinach - 40g
handful frozen cranberry - 35g
handful frozen strawberry - 150g
2" of a celery bunch - 50g
1 Tbsp agave
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (carton, not canned)
2 scoops EAS Complete Protein vanilla protein powder
10-12 ice cubes
Core the apple and then chop it into eighths. Add the carrots, apple, spinach, cranberry, strawberry, celery, agave, coconut milk, and protein powder into a blender. We use a Blendtec blender which can handle the ice.
Start blending slowly, and then build up speed as you go. This will let the flavors integrate and the smoothie develop that delicious smoothness.
This recipe makes three servings.
Nutrition per serving:
15.1g net carbs
53.0% vitamin C
The high carbs mean this wouldn't be good for someone just in induction, but it would be quite fine for the low carber who is in maintenance and preserving their long term health.
Most of the carbs come from the apple and strawberry. You can always reduce down those amounts if you would like to try the flavors and need to reduce the carb value.
The Vitamin C mostly comes from the strawberry, so if you're seeking to boost the vitamin C value, just increase the strawberry amount.
I use a spreadsheet to calculate this - let me know if you'd like a copy! You can plug in the gram values of your own version and know exactly what you're getting.
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