Beta-Carotene Blast Smoothie

This smoothie is a definite go-to for anyone with a juicer. You can substitute canned carrot juice, but it’s not recommended. Freshly made juice is full of enzymes that are not present in canned drinks. Carrots are also high in vitamin A, which is essential for eye health. It’s true! To extract the most nutrition from carrots, you really need to juice them and drink it fresh. There are many ways to improve eye health, and this Beta-carotene blaster is a perfect smoothie for just that!

AuthorP. Vandermeer
RatingDifficultyBeginner

More than the daily recommendation of vitamin A and loaded with vitamin C! Great for strength building, supporting your immune system, and for eye health. A good source of potassium, carbohydrates, and fiber.

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beta-carotene blaster

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Prepare the following for blending:
 2 medium apricotssliced and pitted
  cup papayafrozen in chunks (approx. 100g)
  cup mangofrozen in chunks (approx. 100g)
 ½ cup carrot juiceabout 2-3 average sized carrots
 1 tbsp natural honey(21g)

1

Prepare the papaya and mango by cutting into medium-sized chunks. Measure and freeze ahead of time.

2

Juice 2-3 carrots until you have 1/2 cup ready to go.

3

Slice and pit 2 medium-sized apricots.

4

Toss all the ingredients into a good blender and blend until smooth and consistent.

5

Pour into two separate glasses and serve right away!

CategoryBeveragesCuisineAmerican

Ingredients

Prepare the following for blending:
 2 medium apricotssliced and pitted
  cup papayafrozen in chunks (approx. 100g)
  cup mangofrozen in chunks (approx. 100g)
 ½ cup carrot juiceabout 2-3 average sized carrots
 1 tbsp natural honey(21g)

Directions

1

Prepare the papaya and mango by cutting into medium-sized chunks. Measure and freeze ahead of time.

2

Juice 2-3 carrots until you have 1/2 cup ready to go.

3

Slice and pit 2 medium-sized apricots.

4

Toss all the ingredients into a good blender and blend until smooth and consistent.

5

Pour into two separate glasses and serve right away!

Beta-Carotene Blaster

Other Healthy Juices to Try

No question that carrot juice is a powerhouse juice to drink. Other healthy types of juices include cranberry juice, apple juice, beet juice, orange juice, and grapefruit juice. Some smoothies are created around specific power foods, like wheat germ, or more commonly, spinach.

Many sources say that the downside to juicing fruits and vegetables is the loss of fiber. It’s true that there’s a lot of fiber in the pulp of fruits and vegetables. But if you’re already getting enough fiber in your diet, then juicing is a great way to reduce the volume of food you are taking in while raising the number of vitamins and minerals you’re getting benefit from.

At least one credible source says that there are anti-oxidants naturally bound to plant fibers that are lost during the juicing process. Other sources say that the loss of those benefits is balanced by the increase in the volume of other nutrients.

It goes without saying that a well-balanced diet is crucial to good health. I’m not a recognized expert, but I have a lot of experience losing weight, and for me, juicing has always been a big part of it.

 

Phil Vandermeer

Philip Vandermeer is a husband, father, retired contractor, and handyman who enjoys playing the guitar and building things with wood. In the past 2 decades, he has flipped more than a half-dozen profitable house rehabs.

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