By now you know that we love making “skinny” recipes, and especially sharing those that also help the body in its’ natural detoxification processes. After all, looking good on the outside only gets you so far if you’re not healthy on the inside! So while on the outside this smoothie helps to keep you looking lean, on the inside it helps to keep you satisfied with its’ protein and fiber. This low calorie bev is packed with beta-carotene to give your skin a beautiful hue on the outside, while protecting it from the damage of the sun at a less surface level. Additionally, on the inside, beta-carotene is a cell protector, playing are role in boosting your immune system, good eye health and vision as well as healthy skin and mucus membranes. So grab a glass and join us for a sip! 😉
In addition to starting our day by drinking a large glass of water, on days when we want an extra lift, we also have one of our refreshers like our Kale Recharge Smoothie, Sparkling Cucumber and Refresh Detoxer, or we go for one of our smoothies that use the Easiest Way To Get our Greens — or when we feel like we want a fresh start after eating foods that we don’t typically eat, we go for two servings of this, which gives us a nice, refreshing, light and protein filled breakfast!
Ginger and Carrot Slim-Down Smoothie
So here you have it–150 Calories of refreshing protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory goodness! 🙂
Enjoy it for a snack to keep you feeling satisfied and preventing you from feeling raavenous and overeating at your next meal–or have it for a light breakfast!
1 medium Gala Apple (cored and cut roughly into 1/-2 inch chunks. Don’t worry about cutting precisely, the pieces will be blended anyways! )
½ cup Carrot Juice (we used Bolthouse Farms)
½ cup Cantaloupe, cubes
1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain, non-fat
1 tsp ginger, fresh
Using a blender, mix the carrot juice, cantaloupe, and yogurt. Add in and thoroughly mix the apple slices and ginger. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Nutritional information, per 1 serving
150 calories, 0.3g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 303mg potassium, 24g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 13g protein
201% Vitamin A!
35% Vitamin C!
- 1 medium Gala Apple (cored and cut roughly into 1/-2 inch chunks. Don’t worry about cutting precisely, the pieces will be blended anyways! ☺ )
- ½ cup Carrot Juice (we used Bolthouse Farms - http://www.bolthouse.com/product/100carrot)
- ½ cup Cantaloupe, cubes
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain, non-fat
- 1 tsp ginger, fresh
- Using a blender, mix the carrot juice, cantaloupe, and yogurt. Add in and thoroughly mix the apple slices and ginger. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!