Easter Bunny Smoothie – made with carrots, but tastes like chocolate!

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So why is this called the Easter Bunny smoothie?  Because its made with carrots but looks and tastes like chocolate.  I kid you not!

:-)

Try it and you’ll see what I mean.

Enjoy!

David (FabFeb resident healthy smoothie curator)

Ingredients 1 Person 2 People
Carrots (large, peeled) 3
Banana (frozen) ½ 1
Sunflower seeds (raw) 2 tbs ¼ cup (=4 tbs)
Cashews (raw, unsalted) 2 tbs ¼ cup (=4 tbs)
Wheatgrass powder (optional) ½ tsp 1 tsp
Water (cold) ¾ cup 1 ½ cups
Ice ½ cup 1 cup

Avocado Orange Smoothie

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Here is a fantastic alternative to the usual glass of orange juice in the morning and much healthier too.  If your OJ comes out of a bottle or carton it has vitamin C but few other nutrients because they break down within hours of the juicing process, so you are really just drinking a big glass of orange flavoured sugar.
Here we blend the oranges with spinach and avocado and so its packed with nutrients. Overall this smoothie has less natural sugar than a glass of OJ and balances that sugar with healthy fats from the cashew nuts and avocado – which also make it deliciously creamy!

This will make two glasses so share with a loved one or halve the recipe and enjoy by yourself.

Oranges – two, peeled

Avocado – half an avocado

Spinach – 3 small bunches of baby spinach (about 3 cups)

Cashews – 1/4 cup

Raisins or dried Mulberries – 1/4 cup

Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Rosemary – 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary

Ice – 1 cup

Water – cold, 1 cup

Blend all ingredients except the ice for 30 seconds, then add the ice and blend another 30 seconds. You need a reasonable quality blender so this comes out smooth rather than full of chunks. Add 3-4 drops of Stevia if you want to sweeten it slightly.