Carrot, Apple and Ginger Smoothie

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This fresh and delicious Smoothie is a great way to start your day. What’s great about this recipe is it contains ingredients you may already have in your fridge, making it perfect for the end of the week!

Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient  beta-carotene. (The nutrient was actually named after the Carrot!) However, these delicious root vegetables are not only the source of beta-carotene, but also,  a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients. Including traditional antioxidant vitamin C, perfect for this time of year. In addition, they are a very good source of biotin, vitamin K, dietary fiber, molybdenum, potassium and vitamin B6. They are a good source of manganese, niacin, vitamin B1, panthothenic acid, phosphorus, folate, copper, vitamin E, and vitamin B2 and not forgetting vitamin A.

Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.
Remember when your mother used to say to you, “Eat your all Carrots, their good for the eyesight!” Well, that wasn’t a ploy to get your younger self to eat our vegetables. Our elders were right! Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.

Quick and easy, with simple ingredients this is a wonderful way to get a boost when you have limited time!

Ingredients

  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 large. Carrot, peeled, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Cup of Water

Blend on high setting until smooth.
If using a Nutribullet add water to the max line.

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Enjoy!