A smoothie we have been loving in our house lately. Purple carrots add not only an amazing hue to the smoothie but a great “sweetness”. I’m a veggie girl so it is very rare that I will have a smoothie that doesn’t contain some form of vegetable. For me Purple carrot are a favourite right now. I have them most mornings grated on my granola in liue of fruit. It may seem a little random but there are many exotic cuisines that use carrots as the base of desserts, not to mention our western carrot cakes.
This smoothie has the distinct flavour of summer. Of days spent carefree beach side, of heat, and long sunny days. Of coconut and watermelon and lime. Here I use the lime for freshness and to balance the sweetness from the fruit.
These are also great frozen into an ice pop mold. To turn this into a smoothie bowl add a handful of ice and top with your favourite granola, fruits, coconut and seeds. If you need a good granola recipe try this one or this one.
Purple Carrot, Coconut, Strawberry, lime Smoothie
1 large purple carrots
1 chunk watermelon
1 handful desiccated coconut
1/2 cup cashews
juice of 1 lime
3 sprigs of mint
1 cup plant milk (i used rice)
Strawberries, mint, buckwheat groats and coconut flakes to serve
In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Test for flavour and adjust to your liking.
Serve in a cold glass and top with halved strawberries, mint leaves, coconut flakes and buckwheat groats.
Drink and enjoy.