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THE 3 C'S SMOOTHIE

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This Carrot, Cantaloupe & Cashew smoothie is simple, nutritious and delicious!

Carrots are rich in fibre, minerals, and vitamins including A, C and K, as well as beta-carotene and other disease-fighting phytonutrients. Studies suggest that carrot consumption may improve vision and help to reduce the signs of aging, ward off cancer, stroke and heart disease, and protect the skin from sun damage!

For an extra healthy shake, I added a 4th "C" — chia seeds.  These little superfood powerhouses have a mild nutty taste and are loaded with fibre, minerals, protein, antioxidants, and healthy fats. In fact, a 2 Tbsp serving of chia seeds contains approximately 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, and 12 grams of carbohydrate, of which 11 grams are actually fibre!

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cashew milk (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)

  • 1 cup raw grated carrot

  • 1 cup diced fresh cantaloupe

  • 2 Tbsp Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla or natural protein powder

  • 2 Tbsp cashew butter

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • few ice cubes, adjusted to desired consistency (optional)

  • optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, raw honey (nonvegan), or maple syrup, adjusted to taste

This recipe was first published Sept 13, 2017.