Here’s a smoothie that Bugs Bunny would go crazy for. Enjoy it when in need of a quick breakfast or an after-workout recovery treat. Ricotta cheese adds richness and protein, but you can also use plain Greek yoghurt.
2 cups (500 ml) coconut water
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup (125 ml) low-fat ricotta cheese
1 tsp (5 ml) grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) almond butter
1/4 tsp (1 ml) allspice
1 frozen chopped banana
Place all ingredients into blender in order listed. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Divide among serving glasses.
Each serving contains: 1206 kilojoules; 9 g protein; 13 g total fat (3 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 39 g total carbohydrates (23 g sugars, 7 g fibre); 388 mg sodium
source: "Colour Your Plate", alive Australia #18, Summer 2013
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