It's been a while since I posted a recipe so why not share my latest favourite smoothie concoction - Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric! A combination that may be strange to some but I suspect that once you try it you might actually dig this delicious treat.
Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie
Serves 1 and easily duplicates
Inspired by: Minimalist Baker
1 smaller carrot, grated (about 1/4-1/3 cup)
1 frozen banana (pre-peeled/sliced/frozen)
1/4 frozen cantaloupe* (pre-peeled/sliced/frozen)
1 knob of ginger, microplaned or finely grated (about 2-3 tsp depending on how much you love ginger)
1/4 tsp ground turmeric**
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
few turns of fresh cracked pepper***
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp flax seed oil
water, as needed
1 - Place all ingredients in to a large wide mouth mason jar if using an immersion blender or in to a standard blender.
2 - Blend until all ingredients are well conbined. Add water to thin the mixture if it is too thick.
3 - Stick a straw in that and enjoy!
*Cantaloupe could easily be switched to mangos or pineapple.
**I happen to have two kinds of turmeric so used a bit of both
***Yes, pepper is needed so the health benefits of the turmeric can be absorbed by our bodies most effectively.
So there you have it! Will you try it?