Smoothies are a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients. Not only are they easy and quick to throw together but they can also be used as a substitute for practically any meal. It all depends on the ingredients, which makes them one of the most versatile options out there!
Consuming enough vegetables in one’s diet isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if there aren’t many vegetables that appeal to you. While it may be tempting to stick to one serving of your favorite vegetable a day, you are doing your body and health a disservice by not supplying it with the vitamins and minerals that are found so abundantly in other vegetables.
This hidden veggie smoothie contains carrots, cucumber and celery – but you won’t be able to tell one bit! Masked by creamy avocado and spiced up with both ginger and turmeric, this smoothie also doubles as an anti-inflammatory drink that helps to combat various symptoms as well as fight off serious inflammation-related diseases.
Hidden Veggie Smoothie
- 1 carrot, shredded
- ½ avocado
- small slice fresh ginger
- ¼ cucumber, chopped small
- 1 stalk celery, chopped small
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 cup almond milk
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
Avocado provides the creamy base (as well as healthy fats) in this smoothie, however a banana can be used instead for extra sweetness. Bump up the protein content and overall calories in this smoothie by adding unflavored protein powder or plain Greek yogurt.