Carrot Smoothie

carrot smoothie

1 c. carrot juice
1/2 unsweetened applesauce
2 T frozen orange juice concentrate
1 c. plain greek yogurt (you can use regular yogurt but you lose the great protein source. I’d say add a scoop of protein powder if you make this switch)
dash of salt

Blend until fully combined.

you can make your own carrot juice as well

puree a bag of carrots (washed, peeled, tops cut off)
add 2 c. hot water and stir
allow it to sit out for about a half hour then strain the pulp
1 t. salt
add more water to taste

Applesauce Smoothie

applesmoothie

Ingredients:

2 medium apples – cored, chopped, peeled (some people like this skin on but I find it’s a hassle getting the skin to mix properly.
1/4 c. unsweetended applesauce
1/2 c. skim milk
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. ice

1 scoop protein powder if this is a meal replacement.

Directions:

Mix apples, milk, and cinnamon (and powder if using). Pay special attention for lumps if you decided not to peel.
Add applesauce and ice.
Blend on whip setting until smooth.

Optional: Note that you can replace the apples completely with around a 1/2 c. applesauce per apple but note that the calories will go up somewhat.