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.
Thank’s for visiting. I’m Trish. I share healthy family recipes to inspire your family to eat their veggies and save room for cake!