Only few of you might know that I actually love cooking. Occasionally you will find me post some pictures on my Instagram. And despite my love for food I never posted any recipes on my blog. I want to make Berries in the Snow more versatile, than writing one review followed by the next and maybe you saw some of my recent fashion posts for example. Yet, one of my ideas is to post some recipes from time to time. Please tell me what you think about it? I’ll start of with a very simple recipe, which is my favorite energizing carrot smoothie.
I love drinking a smoothie in the morning! I never have been much of a breakfast person. Mostly I’m satisfied with a bowl of cereals and for around 2 years I started to drink smoothies from time to time. I started with the regular green smoothies, made of leafy greens and fruits, but I discovered that this much simpler carrot smoothie just makes me feel more awake in the morning.
You only need three simple ingredients for this recipe: apple, ginger, and carrots! Since it can be difficult for a smoothie maker to use carrot you can go with 100% carrot juice, either using a juice extractor or by simply buying some carrot juice. You should try to find a juice without additives, just simple pure carrot juice. Optionally, you might want to add a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil.
Carrots are rich in provitamin A, but it is not so easy for our bodies to resorb it. Provitamin A is used to build up vitamin A. Vitamin A and provitamin A are both fat soluble, so adding some oil helps out body to absorb the vitamin. The oil already helps a lot, but also the smaller the pieces of carrots are, the easier it is for our body to resorb the provitamin A. So, a carrot smoothie with a bit of oil is perfect to get the most out of the carrots.
For preparing our energizing carrot smoothie we need to chop all the ingredients and toss them into our blender or smoothie maker. You do not need to peel the ginger, but wash it before use.
Start to blend up the ingredients. If you feel the juice is not enough add some more, until your blender has created a smooth and yet liquid consistency.
Et voilà, it’s as simple as this! If you like you might sweeten the smoothie with some honey, but I like it as it is. The spiciness of the ginger just gives me that energy I like for breakfast.
Do you love self-made smoothies? Hope you like my recipe and I hope to hear some feedback, too! Bon Appétit!
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