Carrot and Orange Smoothie
Carrots are the perfect blend of nutrition and taste, and filled with Vitamin A. Doctors often recommend it to people who are suffering from night blindness, skin problems and also to those who want to lose weight.
Oranges are filled with vitamin C and it is imperative to have them as fresh as possible, as Vitamin C evaporates into the air if cooked for more than a few minutes, or kept outside for long duration.
So, while making smoothies where your focus is on getting as much Vitamin C as possible into your system, it is a good idea to eat them as soon as you make them.
1 carrot, chopped into large pieces
1 orange, juiced
1 teaspoon chia seeds
½ cup ice
1/3rd cup fat-free yoghurt
In a food processor or blender, put the carrot, chia seeds and yoghurt in with the ice, and blend for 1-2 minutes, or until they are thoroughly blended together. Add the orange juice, blend for 15 seconds more, and then pour the smoothie into a tall glass. Drink up immediately.
This recipe combines the goodness of both carrots and oranges together into a power-packed smoothie, which is perfect for a fast breakfast, or a post-workout energy boost. It takes only a few minutes in a blender to make this, and the addition of healthy chia seeds and fat-free yoghurt makes it super-nutritious.
Chia seeds are now being hailed as one of the new super foods which contain a lot of protein and dietary fibers essential for the human body. Besides, you can also add a teaspoon of honey to this to sweeten it, and replace yoghurt with soy milk or coconut milk, and you can also skip the ice to make it a richer smoothie.