- 1 cup carrots - chopped
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 oz kumquat - unpeeled
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
The carrots, ginger, and kumquat complement each other perfectly, all while creating a smoothie rich in essential vitamins and minerals. The kumquat, however, with its exciting, tangy taste, is the ingredient that truly punches it up. Kumquats taste like a cross between an orange and a lemon, so a little bit goes a long way. They do not need to be peeled as their skin is sweet and delicate while its juice is tart. They are an excellent source of fiber and are rich in vitamin C, B vitamins and essential antioxidants. With its zesty zing, this smoothie is exactly what you need as you gear up during this busy time of year!
Carrots are a get source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A during digestion. Try these carrot smoothies also loaded with vitamin A: Carrot Coconut Lime, Maple Ginger Glazed Carrots or Candied Carrot Tops.
Nutrition Facts: 162 calories, 5g fat, 13g sugar, 4g protein, 6g fiber, 30g carbs per 12-ounce serving. Yields 2 servings.
Smoothie Categories: Anti-Inflammatory, Immune Boosting, Glow