Foodie Friday:Springtime Smoothie Recipe

Here in the metro Atlanta area it's finally fully spring. Here's a healthy smoothie recipe to toast the season, and to share with your family.

Springtime Smoothie

2 1⁄4 cups chopped or grated carrots

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice

1 cup fresh orange juice

2 tsp. honey

3 to 4 ice cubes

1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt


Place chopped or grated carrots in blender and turn on high.

Through lid of blender, slowly drizzle in about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pineapple juice, allowing the carrots to be puréed until smooth.

Slowly pour in remaining juice with honey.

Allow to blend until smooth and somewhat frothy; then with blender on high, add ice cubes. Blend until ice cubes are blended smooth.

Stop blender, add yogurt, return lid and blend until thoroughly mixed.
Pour into chilled glasses.

Calories: 143; Carbohydrates: 32g; Total Fat: 0.7g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Saturated Fat: 0.3g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 75mg; Protein: 3g

Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Carmen I. Jones, CCP, and appeared on the website fruitsandveggies morematters.org.

For more great recipes and healthy eating ideas, browse our boards on Pinterest at pinterest.com/gwinnettmedical.



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