This Carrot Berry Banana Smoothie is filling, takes 2 minutes to make and gives you a boost of protein, fiber and a serving of vegetables!
Today, the temperature was about 85 degrees, a beautiful summer day. Troy had just gotten back from a run and needed something to eat. I had been eating heavier over the weekend and wanted something healthy. Hence the carrot berry banana smoothie was born.
I had tried carrots in a smoothie once before but the carrot didn't get chopped up quite enough. This time, I was determined to be able to hide the carrot in the smoothie. In fact, Troy doesn't like raw carrots so I knew it you could taste it at all, he would taste it. Well, Troy ended up loving the smoothie and when I told him there was carrot in it, he said that he couldn't even tell. That's a win for sure!
Carrot Berry Banana Smoothie
2 large carrots, chopped into small coins
1 cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
1 large very ripe banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 scoop Purely Inspired vanilla protein
Handful of ice
1. Blend together carrots and soy milk until very smooth.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
If you're scared of veggies in a smoothie, don't be! They are delicious. My favorites are kale, spinach and carrots.
100% plant based protein nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. It is dairy, gluten and soy free. One serving has 16 grams protein and 7 grams of fiber. It contains a concentrated greens blend with broccoli and spinach. It is a blend of proteins including pea protein, brown rice protein and alfalfa juice protein concentrate.
Disclosure: This recipe was developed in partnership with Purely Inspired. All opinions and recipe are my own.