When I lived in Halifax, I used to frequent a little juice bar called Pete’s. The odd time I was able to convince myself to spend $6 on a small smoothie, I would always get the same peach smoothie over and over again. However, there was one day I decided to give another one a chance. It was one that always stood out to me because of the unusual, yet simple ingredient combination.
The Carrot Banana Smoothie contained just three ingredients; carrot juice, banana and yogurt. It was certainly money well spent. The next day I bought a bag of carrots, got out my juicer and made my own version of it. For a while, it became a regular addition to my smoothie rotation. After travelling and moving around so much, I had forgotten about it until just recently when I purchased a juicer again.
The addition of frozen banana gives the drink a creamy consistency and makes it cooler without having to add any ice. You can use store bought carrot juice for this recipe if you don’t have a juicer to make your own. Juicing your own carrots is less expensive and fresher tasting, but store bought is just as delicious and convenient. You can also play around with the yogurt if you wish. Vanilla yogurt would be a nice substitute, or frozen yogurt.
- 1 cup Carrot Juice ( Juice your own or use store bought)
- 1 ½ frozen Bananas
- ⅓ cup Plain Yogurt (use non dairy if vegan)
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- *You can substitute vanilla yogurt and omit the vanilla extract