Buzz Me Some Breaky: Thursday, Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

Bananas are to smoothies like….radness is to ninjas.  Generally the two go hand in hand, for several reasons i assume.  1) they are sweet 2) the make for a nice consistency to your smoothie (<– not a fan of this sentence, anyone have a better one?) 3) they are goooood for you!  If you don’t believe me, check out this crazy Oz chick who eats 30 bananas a day.  Seriously, watch her video, she’s ripped!  But this smoothie post isn’t about bananas, it’s about….

Orange Carrot Smoothie Recipe With Ginger

(from incrediblesmoothies.com)

or

Ginger Squared (you figure it out ;))

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 large, organic carrots
  • ½ to 1 inch ginger to taste
  • 1-2 splashes of water
  • Ice to chill if desired

Squeeze one of the oranges into your blender to provide enough juice to help it blend. Then add the rest of the orange pulp and the second orange, both carrots and the ginger. Add a splash or two of water to help it blend and thin out the consistency. You’ll need to add more water if you include the orange pith <– is that the white stuff?!?! It has a name?!??!  Best remember this for Jeopardy!  Why is Jeopardy called that anyways?  No one is ever in any kind of peril…..hehehe Febtober…..hehehe…..anyway, back to the recipe. like I do and less water if you don’t. We like to leave the pith on as it’s loaded with fiber.

Once you have all your ingredients in the blender, you know what to do – blend on high until smooth!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 196
Fat: 0g
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 48g
Calcium: 17% Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
Iron: 4% RDA
Vitamin A: 1061% RDA
Vitamin C: 232% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, vitamin k, copper and potassium.

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