The Occasional Smoothie!
Vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, refreshing and filling, this smoothie is full of nutrients and bursting with tropical flavors!
I do not do a lot of smoothies but I love this one. It is smooth, fresh, refreshing and filled with antioxidants and healthy ingredients.
Carrot juice is incredibly nutritious filled with carotenoids, Vitamins A, C and K and is easily found in most supermarkets, just make sure you purchase a brand that has no additives and is just simply, good ole carrot juice! The ginger adds wonderful flavor while helping with digestion, relieving nausea and reducing inflammation, so I recommend sticking with these two ingredients, but BE BRAVE and change out the fruit – strawberries and blueberries are a great option. Or add some spinach or even a little jalapeño for an undercurrent of heat.
Simple ingredients that are naturally sweet and easy to make. Healthy never tasted so good!
(* indicates my preferred ingredients – see notes for alternatives)
1 cup carrot juice
½ cup coconut water
1 mango, peeled and chopped (about 1½ cups)
1½ cups chopped pineapple
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon O&V Mango Pulp vinegar or Honey Ginger Vinegar *
1 banana, sliced and frozen (optional)
Drizzle of Runamok maple syrup (to taste for additional sweetness) *
If you plan to add the banana, slice and freeze the slices for a few hours first.
Place the carrot juice, coconut water, mango, pineapple, ginger, vinegar and frozen banana (if using) into a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth.
Taste and adjust sweetness with some maple syrup if needed.
Serve over a couple of cubes of ice.
Active time 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes plus time to freeze bananas
* The Mango Pulp vinegar or Honey Ginger vinegar add wonderful flavor, probiotic benefits and antioxidants to the smoothie. You can replace with your favorite unpasteurized flavored vinegar, although I recommend complementing the flavors of the fruit for the best overall taste. The high quality of the Runamok Maple Syrup is delicious for a little added sweetness.
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Categories: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, Mango Pulp Vinegar, Ginger Vinegar, Runamok Maple Syrup, Tropical Smoothie, Easy Carrot Smoothie, Breakfast Smoothie, Healthy