Carrot and apple ‘pie’ spiced smoothie

carrot apple pie smoothieIn our house, the day before market day is usually the day our fridge is almost empty and we’re having mostly leftovers from dinners past. That day is today. But today is also my 3rd day of the 7@7 Vitamix challenge which means that no matter what I had to put together a smoothie. And mind you, it had to be a good smoothie otherwise B. wouldn’t touch it (he’s worse than a kid at times).

carrot apple pie smoothieThe great concoction that I whizzed up today just comes to show that you don’t need much to make a good tasting smoothie. What’s more important than following a particular recipe is to use good quality ingredients. What I had in my pantry today were: a couple of fresh, crunchy carrots and a cucumber; one big crisp apple; one juicy orange and fresh herbs in our small garden from which I harvested a handful of Moroccan mint. Our lemon tree is in full production at the moment so I went and picked a couple of lemons as well. For a touch of magic I browsed our spice rack and set my eyes on ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Et voila! A fresh, zesty and filling potion with a hint of apple pie.

carrot apple pie smoothie

Carrot and apple ‘pie’ spiced smoothie
Author: TalesofaKitchen
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 or 2
Ingredients
  • 2 medium-small carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 whole big apple, with core
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cm piece of ginger, peeled
  • handful of Moroccan mint (or other type of mint)
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional: sweetener of choice (raw honey/maple syrup)
  • Optional: raw bee pollen (for non-vegans)
Instructions
  1. Wash carrots, cucumber, apple and mint.
  2. Roughly chop carrots, cucumber, apple and peeled orange.
  3. Chuck all to blender and whiz until frothy and smooth.
Notes
If you’re allergic to any sorts of bee products or have not consumed bee pollen before, I would not recommend adding it to your diet before consulting your GP as lots of people have allergic reactions to it which can cause serious health problems. I want my smoothie to make you feel good, not send you to the ER.

 C.

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