Physical workouts come in varying intensities and the food we eat after a workout is equally important as the workout itself. On that note, today’s recipe is one for all aerobic athletes and yoga aficionados. Sometimes the simplest of foods are also the easiest to prepare and also nutritious and today’s recipe for Orange and Carrot Smoothie is one of those! It is a smoothie with one subtle change that you may not find in other recipes.
Following the positive response I got for the Berry Banana Smoothie, I want to share more recipes that I prepare on a regular basis. This Carrot Orange Smoothie is one that I prepare to drink after an hour-long walk or a run. I have also had it after yoga sessions and the experience is always refreshing.
I did a little bit of research into what really complements carrots to make it a post-workout smoothie and made some necessary changes!
About this smoothie
As far as fibers go, carrots offer that in a sizable quantity. What’s missing is some anti-inflammatory properties that help muscles rebuild. So that calls for Ginger and Turmeric! Both of these help in reducing muscle pain and speeding the recovery process after a workout.
Turmeric seems to gather a whole lot of attention for the powerhouse of nutrition it offers. The goodness from turmeric can be a separate chapter in itself and I will let you do your own research on that... 🙂
As far as the taste goes, Carrots can be a little bland sometimes and need a tinge of tartness or sweetness. So, I added orange for every 2 carrots. Apart from that, add a cup of almond milk or raw almonds to bind all of them together for one powerful smoothie!
Start your mornings with an intense or moderate workout followed by this carrot orange smoothie that can fuel you for a good 4 hours.
Spring and Summer are the best seasons for bringing your fitness goals to reality and a low-calorie smoothie such as this Orange and carrot smoothie is one thing that will keep you motivated. For me personally, this smoothie has helped me outlast 60-minute yoga sessions and also stay energetic throughout the day.
How to make it sweeter
A few options if you want to make your smoothie a little sweeter are
- Coconut water
- Ripe banana
- Agave or maple syrup
If you have a power blender like Blendtec, preparing this smoothie should be really simple. In case you do not have a power blender, then you may have to slice or dice the carrots before you put them in the blender.
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Orange And Carrot Smoothie
- Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend into a smooth consistency.
- Wash and the veggies and fruits before using them in the smoothie recipe
- Peel and chop the carrots and peel the oranges.
- Use unsweetened almond milk or any other plant-based milk.
- Instead of agave syrup, you could use pitted 1 -2 dates.
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