This is a traditional Healthy Carrot recipe! The key ingredient, you guessed it: CARROT! This smoothie is the perfect fruit and vegetable blend. I often take it with me for breakfast, whether traveling or running to a meeting. It has all the necessary nutrients to start the day off right: Lots of protein from the yogurt, good fats from the flax seed (and let’s not forget of that supernatural Omega-3), healthy fiber from the carrot, strawberry and banana and lots of vitamin-A and vitamic-C from the carrot and strawberry, respectively.
Wow! This carrot smoothie is a nutritional power house, isn’t it? Here is the recipe. Let me know if you try it, like it or tweak it! Also, if you have any questions, use the comments boxes below and I will be happy to address them.
- 1 banana
- ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 carrot, peeled
- ½ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon flax seeds
- ½ cup 2% yogurt
- Slice banana in 1 inch medallions.
- Add strawberries, carrot, and banana slices to blender.
- Pour water.
- Sprinkle flax seeds.
- Add yogurt.
- Pulse all for about 1 minute.
The recipe yields 2 servings of 1 cup (appropriately 246 grams for each serving). So you can have one now and save the rest for a mid-day snack or a pre-workout delight. With only 127 calories, just 2.3g of fat and lots of healthy carbs it’s the perfect meal to have before or after a workout.