My daughter brought home a little assignment this week.. to eat 5 fruits or vegetables each day for 5 days.
You need to understand, my daughter doesn’t eat many vegetables. In fact she doesn’t each much of anything. Some days she runs on a glass of apple juice and half a slice of peanut butter toast.
Ironic you say?
I say it’s not funny.
Ironically — my daughter thought she would have this little challenge aced.
“We’re vegetarians, so we eat vegetables all the time,” she says.
“Yes Zoe, we do. You, not so much.”
So I looked a her and said, “Well, what do you want to eat for breakfast? Do you think we could get some vegetables in there?”
Carrot Cake for Breakfast Smoothie
2-3 servings (that’s 3-4 Zoe sized servings)
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1.5 – 2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened, unflavoured
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- Honey to taste
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high-speed until smooth and creamy.
A couple of notes about my Ninja Professional blender. It’s starting to grow on me. I’ve learned that high-speed does not mean fast. (That probably doesn’t make any sense.) At least this is the case when we are talking about the Ninja. If I run it on high-speed longer than I ever thought necessary, and then a little bit longer, it does a decent job. Consider how annoying this could be at 6:30 am. I love how coconut or soy milk gets soft and billowy – like marshmallow – when I run it long enough. It must be the fat content of these milk because almond and rice just don’t do this. The result is seriously creamy.