{Recipe; Vegan MoFo} Smoothie – Juice Hybrid

Is it a juicy smoothie or a smooth juice?

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On the day that a Blendtec blender arrived on our doorstep, Mat was keen to see what it was capable of. He decided to make a smoothie that included a carrot. The Blendtec took it in her stride, and Mat never felt the need to add carrots to his smoothies again. Until recently.

Since purchasing a slow juicer this winter, Mat’s smoothie-juice hybrid has become a firm favourite with the adults in our house.

Ingredients

(serves 2 – 3)

4 carrots, chopped*

3 oranges, peeled and chopped*

2 apples, chopped*

1/3 cup frozen blueberries

1/3 cup strawberries

1 – 2 frozen bananas

1 cup kaleΒ (tuscan cabbage) leaves

1 cup cos (romaine) lettuce leaves

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1/2 Tbsp coconut butter

1 heaped tsp ground flax seeds

Method

1. Juice the carrots, oranges and apples. Pour the juice into a blender jug.

2. Add the coconut butter, ground flax seed, berries, green leaves, and banana to the blender jug . Blend until smooth.

3. Pour into tall glasses. Garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!

* – You may not need to chop the carrots, oranges and apples if you are using a centrifugal juicer.

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The Tiny Vegans’ Verdicts

As far as the Tiny Vegans are concerned, if it looks like a green smoothie it is a green smoothie. Therefore, the green smoothie fans – the tiniest Tiny Vegans – are enthusiastic about this drink. The biggest Tiny Vegans aren’t so keen.

Ally

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About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

9 Responses to {Recipe; Vegan MoFo} Smoothie – Juice Hybrid

  1. susykat says:

    Sounds delicious! πŸ˜€

  2. A Blendtec will puree a raw carrot? Wow! (Or did I misunderstand?)

    • Ally says:

      No, you didn’t misunderstand. Mat added a raw carrot to the blender jug containing water and freshly squeezed orange juice (and fruits and green leaves). The carrot was pureed.
      We also realised pretty quickly that there was no point squeezing the oranges. Now we just unpeel them, and cut them in half before throwing them in the jug. We also add cored and quartered apples.
      Our Blendtec gets a good workout!

  3. Sophie33 says:

    You czan call this whatever you want! πŸ™‚ I made it yesterday afternoon & my mom, dad & I loved it all! πŸ™‚ It was fabulous even! xxx

    • Ally says:

      Oh that’s great! Thanks Sophie. I’m happy to hear that.
      We really love the depth of flavour in this smoothie. I figure it’s a smoothie because it finishes up in a blender. πŸ™‚
      So, are you telling me that your poor husband missed out…… πŸ˜‰

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