Class is in session, folks, and today’s agenda covers the ABCs. We are, of course, referring to the ABCs of great-tasting fruits and vegetables: apples, bananas, and carrots, the holy trinity of this smoothie recipe. Something magical happens when you blend the three of those ingredients together! We also have the addition of desiccated coconut and homemade almond milk, making this a smoothie rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. In fact, it is a great smoothie to enjoy before or after a workout.
This combination of apples, bananas, and carrots is far from a new fruit and vegetable combo. All of these ingredients actually provide sweet flavor profiles, but you can increase the level of tartness by selecting certain apple varieties. Because fall is apple season, you can choose from many difference apples. We like Honeycrisp or Gala apples because you get the best of both sweet and slightly tang worlds. Plus, those apples are very juicy and complement the bananas and carrots quite nicely.
Should you want to make this more of a post-workout smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of Dherbs Vegan Protein Powder mix, but that is not required at all. All of the flavor will come from the apple, bananas, and carrots, but you get a subtle nuttiness from the desiccated coconut. Lastly, the homemade almond milk ties everything together once blended. It truly makes for a creamy smoothie, which is exactly the texture you want!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 apple, cored and cubed
- 2 bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen overnight
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 c desiccated coconut
- 2 c homemade almond milk
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into two large cups and enjoy immediately.