In this the final smoothie in our “Week of Smoothies”, I thought I’d round off things with one that’s not only very simple to make, but it mimics a popular drink we enjoy in the Caribbean, Carrot Punch! With orange juice and diced apples, it’s packed with health benefits, great for your weight loss diet and very refreshing. While smoothies are not something we traditionally make in the Caribbean (as I’ve mentioned before), you’ll find that it’s becoming very popular the past few years. And while we normally reach for tropical fruits, apples are widely available – to be honest I’ve had better apples in the Caribbean (imported) than in Canada.
1 large Apple (your fav)
1 large carrot
1 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Core and dice the apple, then put everything into your blender.
I usually grate the carrot so it’s easier work for my blender – even though this beast of a blender I have is VERY powerful. Then it’s just a matter of hitting the ‘smoothie’ settings (if your blender has that option) or blend till smooth.
* Add ice or more liquid if you want.
I usually use chilled fruits/juice so I don’t need to add any ice, but it’s totally up to you. ENJOY!
As we say bye to a wonderful Week Of Smoothies, I’m hoping to continue with more in the coming months.. but we’ll experiment with more “Caribbean” fruits. The goal is to go island hopping in the next few months so I’ll have access to such fruits.