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Carrot Orange Smoothie Packs

Serves 4.

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    Carrot Orange Smoothie Packs

    Gathering up all the necessary blender ingredients when a smoothie craving strikes can eat into any free time you may have. Not so when you cleverly put nearly everything on ice beforehand. This one provides a perfect balance of energizing carbs, satiating protein, and healthy fats.

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    Hidden hacks

    These ready-to-go subzero smoothie packs are your answer to a frosty drink in a matter of moments, be it after a spirited workout or when you’re in need of a quick breakfast to deal with a morning time crunch.

    Tip

    Try this Smoothie Pack kitchen hack with any of your other favourite ingredient combos. Simply bundle up items like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and seeds and put them on ice. Then blend with liquid of choice and last-minute add-ins such as yogurt, protein powder, nut butter, and spices.

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    Carrot Orange Smoothie Packs

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and chopped into 1/2 in (1.25 cm) chunks
    • 1 large orange bell pepper, seeds removed and quartered
    • 2 oranges, peeled and quartered
    • 2 large bananas, peeled and chopped into 1 in (2.5 cm) chunks
    • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
    • 8 Tbsp (120 mL) hemp hearts
    • 4 cups (1 L) milk or unsweetened nondairy milk, divided
    • 2 cups (500 mL) plain Greek-style yogurt, divided

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories395
    • protein27g
    • fat12g
      • saturated fat3g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates49g
      • sugars33g
      • fibre7g
    • sodium136mg

    Directions

    01

    Divide carrots, bell pepper, oranges, bananas, ginger, and hemp hearts among 4 airtight freezer containers; seal shut; and place in freezer to freeze contents.

    02

    To make a smoothie, place 1 cup (250 mL) milk, 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt, and contents of 1 Smoothie Pack and blend until smooth. If needed, add more liquid to help with blending.

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