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Carrot Smoothie

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Ingredients

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1 cup diced sweet carrot
3/4 cup orange juice (fresh)
3 tbsp milk
1/3 cup yogurt
sugar (optional)
2 crushed ice cubes

Nutritional information

183
calories
30.56 g
carbohydrates
6.37 g
protein
4.5 g
fat
62 mg
sodium
15 mg
cholesterol

Carrot Smoothie

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Any vegetable or fruit can be turned to a health drink. Often when you go out, you see colorful banners outside the stores, in the malls or on the streets tempting you to try their ‘health’ drinks. You can’t be sure if they are truly healthy. Instead, you can prepare anything you want at home and within minutes.

Smoothie is prepared using a pureed veggie or a fruit with the combination of milk, yogurt, both or even ice cream. Keep in mind, ice cream is not for people who are watching their weight. Carrot smoothie, when consumed in limited portions, can be part of your regular diet.

Health Benefits

Carrot is highly nutritious. It is loaded with vitamin A, fiber, beta – carotene. It has the ability to detoxify the body, improves the skin and boosts the immune system. It also helps in improving vision. Regular consumption of carrots drops the cholesterol levels which can keep the heart healthy. It also improves oral health in different ways.

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How to make Carrot Smoothie

  • Wash and peel the carrot and cut them into slices.
  • Squeeze the orange juice into a cup.
  • In a blender, add carrot slices, orange juice, milk, yogurt, and crushed ice.
  • Add sugar if required.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses.
  • Garnish with shredded dry fruits (optional).
  • Serve it chilled.

Trivia

In India, lassi is a smoothie or milkshake comprising crushed ice, yogurt, sometimes sugar, and often mango; in the south, pineapple smoothies made with crushed ice, sugar, and no yogurt are more popular.

Though there are many different carrot varieties available, British farmers tend to grow the Nairobi variety, a berlicum-nantes cross, which is reliable, damage resistant and produces a good yield.

In early Celtic literature, the carrot is referred to as the "Honey Underground"!

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