Carrot ginger smoothie

Easter is celebrated in many ways, but chances are that candy and a big family dinner are involved.  This could mean a lot of empty calories and missing the nutrients we need. A healthy breakfast or snack can keep you from eating too much candy or other tempting indulgences this weekend.

You may have bought carrots for the Easter Bunny, but this year you’ll want to eat some yourself. The vision benefits from eating carrots are widely known. But did you know that they have cardiovascular benefits, too? Carrots have antioxidants that keep arteries from being damaged. Ginger also has a wealth of benefits: it is a strong anti-inflammatory, can settle an upset stomach, boosts immunity and helps prevent cancer.  Here’s our recipe for a delicious antioxidant-rich smoothie:

Carrot ginger smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup carrots, grated
  • 3/4-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated with a microplane
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup ice

Add all the ingredients to a blender. Process until smooth and all ingredients become the same color. Pour in a glass and enjoy. Repeat for more servings or split serving in half to serve with breakfast.

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