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.