Green Smoothie With Carrots

Green SmoothieWith the chilly days of winter here, a green smoothies that warms you up from head to toe is just what I need! This green smoothie is somewhat spicy, and the addition of the ginger reminds me of the holidays. Furthermore, its powerful ingredients will give your immune system the boost it needs to ward off colds during the winter.

One of the main ingredients of this green smoothie is apples. Many of us are familiar with the health benefits of apples, but did you know that they are also full of fiber? The fiber will help your stomach fill fuller for longer, which will reduce your cravings for unhealthy snacks in the middle of the day. In fact, all of the ingredients in this green smoothie will provide you with 37% of your RDA for dietary fiber.

The vitamins and nutrients that are found in carrots will reduce your risks of heart attack, and they can also help regulate your blood sugar levels, which is great if you suffer from hypoglycemia or diabetes. It is also a well known fact that carrots can protect your vision, especially at night.

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this green smoothies:

  •  2 medium carrots, chopped
  •  1 medium apple, cored
  •  2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  •  1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
  •  4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

The liquids should be added to your blender first, followed by the soft fruits and the leafy green vegetables. Blend all of the ingredients together on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie has a creamy consistency.

Nutritional Info

  •  Calories: 157
  •  Fat: 0.6 grams
  •  Protein: 4 grams
  •  Carbohydrates: 36 grams
  •  Fiber: 30% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
  •  Calcium: 13% RDA
  •  Iron: 2.2mg
  •  Vitamin A: 427% RDA
  •  Vitamin C: 65% RDA

This smoothie makes one serving, but you can easily double the ingredients if you need to make more. If you want to boost the Vitamin C content of the smoothie, try adding a medium sized orange. Enjoy!

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