Photo credit: Michelle Loy. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.
Guess what time it is? It's smoothie time! I love smoothies. They're always so fresh, delicious, and can be made to taste. My kids love smoothies, and they really enjoy making them with me, too. I enjoy experimenting with smoothies, and I recently stumbled upon this great one that I call "Orange-alicious". I was immediately drawn to the idea from Real Simple magazine since it included carrots, which I somehow didn't think to put in a smoothie before. My kid taste-testers give this one two thumbs up, and so do I. Enjoy!
Adapted from: Real Simple, February 2011.
3/4 c fresh or frozen (unsweetened) pineapple chunks
1/2 c ice (if using frozen fruit, then the ice is not necessary, in my opinion)
Juice of 1 large orange or 1/3 c of 100% orange juice
1 small carrot, chopped (or about 1/4 c chopped)
1/2 banana (1/2 a frozen banana would work great, too, and you may not need the ice)
1. Combine ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.
Calories: 159 Carbohydrate: 40 g Fat: 1 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 26 g (all natural) Sodium: 25 mg
Excellent source of: vitamins B6, C, and A
Good source of: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, magnesium, and potassium