Peach & Carrot Smoothie

Peach and carrot may be a combo that leaves you with a few doubts, but one thing you should know about smoothies is you never knock it until you try it!

Why not ? …to be tried…

peach-smoothie

Ingredients:

1½ cup canned peaches, drained (keep the juice)
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 medium sized carrot, diced
1-2 cups peach juice
1 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey

Instructions:

Drain peaches. Reserve 2 cups peach juice.
Adjust amount of peach juice depending your preference for thickness.
Add all ingredients to a blender including 1 cup peach juice.
Serve.

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Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks (or one 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, in juice)
1 medium to large ripe banana
About 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or your favorite milk. Coconut milk is a good choice
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, or to taste
Sweetener, optional and to taste (no-calorie sweetener such as liquid vanilla stevia drops or white stevia powder)
About 1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional and to taste
Splash of rum or Malibu Coconut Rum (optional)

Instructions:

Combine pineapple, banana, milk, coconut extract, and optional sweetener in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Optionally add rum, to taste, and blend.
Optionally garnish and serve immediately.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 to 2 cups frozen spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 medium ripe banana, peeled (previously frozen in chunks is ideal)
1 cup milk (cow’s, almond, soy, coconut, kefir, horchata)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweetener, to taste (sugar, agave, stevia, honey, maple syrup, Medjool dates)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in the canister of a Vita-Mix or blender and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.