- 3-4 organic carrots broken in half or cut in pieces (depends on how powerful a blender you use)
- 1-2 bananas
- 1-2 cups almond milk or any non-dairy milk (depends on how thick you want your smoothie)
- 1-2 tablespoons of agave or maple syrup
- ground cinnamon or ground pumpkin pie spice (to taste). Start with a teaspoon.
- 2 cups of kale
- small handful walnuts
Add all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth!
I’ve been drinking this in the morning before breakfast. It makes a great coffee replacement. Carrots have a lot of natural sugar in them. I notice a boost in energy whenever I drink this.
All of the ingredients are to taste. If you want it sweeter, add more agave or another banana. If you want to make this smoothie more of a meal replacement, add the walnuts which adds good fat and extra calories.
Once I made the smoothie with water instead of milk. Yuck! Milk is definitely the way to go. I love this smoothie (I love all the smoothies I’ll share on my blog!). It’s an easy way to get vegetables in you. Also the kale (or any leafy green) is not noticeable. Try a couple pieces of kale instead of two cups if you are hesitant. I promise you won’t taste the “bitter greeniness” of kale.
A high-powered blender like a VitaMix or Ninja or Blendtec are preferred for all smoothies, especially for blending a tough vegetable like carrots. Use what you have in your kitchen now. Add more milk until the smoothie is no longer chunky (hence why it’s called a smoothie and not a “chunkie!”) Enjoy!