Here’s a smoothie that even Bugs Bunny would go crazy for. Both orange bell pepper and carrot contain a surfeit of beta carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A in the body and functions to improve bone, eye, and immune health.
3/4 cup (180 mL) water
1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Greek, Skyr, or coconut-based yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped carrot
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped orange bell pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) honey
1 Tbsp (15 mL) cashew butter
1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest
1/4 tsp (1 mL) allspice
Into high-speed blender container, place all ingredients in the order listed. Blend until smooth. For a fancy presentation, pour into a large champagne goblet rimmed with coconut and lime zest.
Each serving contains: 325 calories; 15 g protein; 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 53 g total carbohydrates (38 g sugars, 6 g fibre); 51 mg sodium