Get Your…Vitamin A: Maya’s Morning Smoothie

Get Your…Vitamin A: Maya’s Morning Smoothie

Every week Kathy Magilton, the funny and wonderful writer of our What’s So Great About column, sends me into a twirl. Each Monday, like clockwork, we get her column, read it and panic. Shit. Why aren’t we eating more Chia? Damn. I forgot about mint or dandelion greens. I love the reporting in her columns since they put a spotlight on some not-so-obvious nutritional powerhouses. However, Ceri and I would be lying if we said they didn’t make us race to the random post-it note in our purses to add the topic to our floating grocery list. After all, most of them are easy to incorporate into your family’s diet.

There are also the items that I don’t forget about. Foods like kale, broccoli, sweet potato, garlic, leeks and tomatoes. I try to eat a few of them each day. Carrots are also big antioxidant that we see a lot of in our house. However, a carrot stick with some dip is definitely starting to bore me and the rest of my family as well. Yet you can’t beat the super dose of vitamin A–with four beta carotenes–the veggie offers. So when our photographer Maya Visnyei told us about this smoothie, featuring carrot juice, she threw together one morning, I couldn’t resist trying it.

Carrot juice?! Why hadn’t I thought of that sooner? So we whizzed this up in our blender and fell in love. I can always count on Maya. Not only is the woman a genius behind the camera, but she’s no slouch in the kitchen either. If I could only get her to make dinner tonight for me–That would be genius too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Maya Visnyei

 

Maya’s Morning Smoothie

1 cup carrot juice
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 banana, peeled

Method

Place all your ingredients in the blender and give it a good whiz until the orange bits are quite tiny. Serve immediately.

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4 Comments

  1. Ineta
    January 20, 09:35 Reply

    I’ve just made t. I steamed carrots since they’re better absorbed then and I dashed a bit of cream for the same reason. It was yummy yummy..:)

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