by Nov 6th, 2010 // Breakfast
Imagine my surprise when my kid came bounding into my bedroom at 6:30am begging to make a smoothie for breakfast. It wasn’t so much the hour that was surprising (unfortunately) and it wasn’t so much the smoothie request that was surprising it was one the ingredients he requested that blew me away.
He asked to make a smoothie using whole carrots. He wanted to start off the day quick like a rabbit. I was a little skeptical thinking he wouldn’t like it, but I obliged.
He eagerly filled the bender and watched intently as the carrot chunks swirled around turning to pulp. Even as he took his first sip I wasn’t sure that the cooking experiment would be a success, but it turns out he knew what he wanted. He sucked the entire cup down and asked for seconds. Now for the recipe…
Rabbit Smoothie Recipe
Prep Time: 5 mins
2 carrots (washed + cut into inch long pieces)
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 to 1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup ice cubes
Blend fruit, carrots and orange juice together until smooth. (Start with 1 cup of juice but add more if the blender gets stuck.) Add 1/2 the ice and blend until smooth and then add the other 1/2 and blend again until smooth. Makes 2 large smoothies.
Note: If you don’t have an industrial type blender, I recommend dicing the carrot before blending.