An Incredibly Moreish Carrot, Apple and Ginger Smoothie

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A wonderful Summer smoothie that's perfect for breakfast with a vibrant orange colour.  The organic carrot and apple provide sweetness and the pea protein is filling - so you shouldn't need to go snacking before lunchtime with this tasty brekkie inside of you.

A great place to start if you're new to smoothies - and sure to become a Summer favourite.


Benefits

Carrots are a powerful source of beta-carotene. Your body converts this to Vitamin A and this can help give you beautiful, glowing skin. The alkaline nature of carrots also helps purify the blood. 

Apples are high in antioxidants and flavinoids. Apples are high in Vitamin C which can help the body fight off infections and boost the immune system. Because they are rich in fibre, apples can also aid the digestion by releasing gastric juices that support the efficient absorbtion of nutrients.

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that can aid digestion. It can also help menstrual cramps, nausea, arthritis and muscle soreness.

Pea protein can aid weight loss. It can reduce the level of ghrelin your stomach - the hormone your stomach releases to tell your brain its time to eat.

If you're new to smoothies this is a great one to start with.

Ingredients

  • 1 large organic carrot, chopped
  • 1 organic red apple, chopped (I used Gala)
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon good quality honey
  • 1 scoop pea protein

Directions

Add all the ingredients to your smoothie-maker. Blend until smooth.

Enjoy!