The deep orange/gold color of this smoothie says it all! Its a great source of Vitamin A and a great way to get some carrots! Our Power Gold Smoothie Recipe gets a gold medal for a breakfast smoothie because it will provide your kids not only with Vitamin A, but lots of antioxidant power with Vitamin C, B6, Magnesium, and fiber!
The key to making this smoothie delicious is to first softened the carrots just a bit. Steam them just until soft – this helps make them really smooth. You can add them raw if you have a high powered blender and really puree them good. You will want to really puree the carrots for until they are very smooth. Use some of the pineapple juice to make it smooth. Then finish with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve it up with a fun straw and your kids will be off to a great start for the day! We love smoothies for breakfast because sometimes it is hard for my kids to eat very much in the morning before they go to school. They will always sip on a smoothie though and I love how much nutrition you can pack in to one small glass.
This smoothie is kind of our version of an orange julius, but much healthier! It is super sweet because pineapple and carrots have a natural sweetness. The orange makes it really fresh and definitely a smoothie your entire family with love!
Power Gold Smoothie
- Steam carrots if not using a high powered blender.
- Blend carrots with pineapple juice until smooth.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to your blender and blend until frothy and smooth.
- Serve cold.
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