By Chris De La Rosa
I thought I’d share a recipe, taken from my website, Caribbean Pot’s, recent “Week of Smoothies” that’s not only very simple to make, but it mimics a popular drink, we enjoy in the Caribbean, Carrot Punch.
Combined with orange juice and diced apples, this smoothie is packed with health benefits, is great for your weight loss diet, and is very refreshing.
While smoothies are not something we traditionally make in the Caribbean (as I’ve mentioned before), you’ll find that it’s becoming very popular, in the past few years. And while in the Caribbean, we normally reach for tropical fruits, apples are widely available – to be honest I’ve had better apples in the Caribbean (imported) than in Canada.
1 large Apple (your favourite type)
1 large carrot
1 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Core and dice the apple, then put everything into your blender. I usually grate the carrot, so it’s easier work for my blender – even though this beast of a blender I have, is VERY powerful.
Then it’s just a matter of hitting the ‘smoothie’ settings (if your blender has that option) or blend till smooth. You can also add ice or more liquid, if you want. I usually use chilled fruits/juice so I don’t need to add any ice, but it’s totally up to you. Enjoy!
This recipe is courtesy of Gourmand Award-winning cookbook author and founder of CaribbeanPot.com, Chris De La Rosa. With over 450 printable recipes, with step by step cooking instructions and demo videos, PLUS over 1 million social/fan connections, globally, every month, CaribbeanPot.com is the world’s #1 resource for Caribbean Culinary Culture. Connect with Chis on Instagram: www.instagram.com/caribbeanpot/.