Here the spicy zing of ginger pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the carrots—proof that what’s good for us also tastes great, as ginger is anti-inflammatory and soothes digestion. Try adding other fresh herbs and spices, such as mint or parsley, to your smoothies to increase their flavour and their nutritional value.
½ cup (120 mL) water
¼ cup (60 mL) Skinny B cereal
1 medium banana, frozen
1 cup (250 mL) fresh carrot juice
1 cup (250 mL) plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 in (2.5 cm) peeled fresh ginger root, chopped
½ cup (120 mL) ice cubes
Wedges of blood orange, for garnish
Pour the water into a bowl, stir in the Skinny B cereal and let sit for 5 minutes.
Place all the ingredients, except the blood orange, in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish with a wedge of blood orange and serve.
By Corin Mullins and Claudia Howard
“Both ginger and carrots are powerful immune system boosters and are a wonderful addition to a healthy diet,” -Erika Weissenborn B.Sc. FNH, CHN