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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Apple, Carrot and Cucumber Smoothie

I have taken to taking at least meal a day composed of healthy food. Maybe someday I will be convert and let go of all the unhealthy food I take *fingers crossed*. Some day. My life goals have changed now that I am working from home for the time being.



Apples, carrots and cucumbers are abundant in winters. This smoothie is a rough equivalent of a bowl of salad. Since it isn't pressed through a juicer, none of the nutrients are wasted. When fruits and vegetables are pressed through a juicer, the fiber is removed and only juice is extracted. In this smoothie, fiber and juice , both are kept intact.

This is a savory smoothie, and can serve as a smoothie as well. If you want a more liquid smoothie, add more water or orange juice. If I serve it as a smoothie bowl, I will add some chickpeas after making the smoothie, and some carrot for the crunch. Almonds and peanuts can work for the crunch factor as well.

If you are looking for a sweeter version, swap the salt and red pepper flakes with honey or a sweetner of your choice. Just remember to wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly before making the smoothie.

Recipe

Ingredients

1 apple (unpeeled), core removed and chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 cucumber (unpeeled) , chopped
Juice of 1 orange, more if desired
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
Salt, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste

Method

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Decorate with cucumber, carrot and apple alternatingly pierced onto a skewer. Happy sipping!!!