Carrot Ginger Orange Smoothie ~ Improv Challenge

by FoodBabbles on February 16, 2012

This month I have something new for you! Yes, I have involved myself with yet another food project. I just found out about Improv Challenge through the blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Each month we’ll be given two ingredients to do with what we please and then we post the recipe we came up with. Fun, right? I thought so. So I immediately put my name on the list and dove right in.

This month our ingredients were carrots and ginger. These two ingredients automatically go together. I’ve seen a ton of soups, muffins, and of course, there’s always good ol’ fashion carrot cake. Yum! But I decided to go a different direction. It is still close enough to the beginning of this fine new year to think that many of you may still be staying true to a healthy new year’s resolution. So I thought I would help you along your way down the path of wellness.

Today I have for you a cool, refreshing smoothing. It comes together in just a few minutes and it’s the perfect way to start your day or give you a little “pick me up” when you hit that wall in the afternoon. I combined carrot juice, orange juice, peaches and fresh minced ginger to make a healthy and delicious drink that’s sure to have you feeling good about what you’re putting in your body.

Enjoy!

~K



 

 

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Carrot Ginger Orange Smoothie

1 cup carrot juice

1 cup orange juice

2 cups frozen peach slices

1 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger root

– Blend everything together in a blender and pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

– Enjoy!

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Just A Smidgen February 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

What a great smoothie recipe! The ginger must give it just the perfect little zip:)

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

It really does!! This smoothie was delish and so refreshing.

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Kristen February 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

So glad you joined us. Those smoothies look wonderful. I love it when people think outside the box in this challenge. There are some really fun entries.

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Thanks for having me, Kristen! I’m so glad to have found your blog and to be a part of Improv Challenge. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s creations too!

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Lisa~~ February 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Your smoothie sounds refreshing and delicious, nice take on the challenge ingredients.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge entry: Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Thanks Lisa! I can’t wait to go check out your recipe too.

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Paige February 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This looks so yummy! We love smoothies in our house. I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Thanks so much Paige! Gotta love smoothies 🙂

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kita February 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I have been trying my hand at smoothies lately and these are flavors I hadn’t even contemplated yet! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I’m so glad you like the flavor combination. Hope you like it!

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Thanks Chinmayie! I’m really excited to be involved with Improv Challenge and I can’t wait to see what ingredients they throw at us each month.

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Mimi February 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

It sounds delicious and what a great way to get your daily dose of beta carotene.
Mimi

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Thanks Mimi! Yes, indeed a great way to drink up lots of nutrients

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Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen February 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

This is like a healthy Orand Julius! Thanks for sharing! Come check out my Carrot Cake Ice Cream!

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FoodBabbles February 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I never thought of that!! You’re absolutely right! Love it 🙂 And I loooove the sound of carrot cake ice cream!! Headed over right now. Yum!

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ping February 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

This is great! Another super idea! I love smoothies and this is a perfect pick-me-up. Think I’m gonna make this in a while … 😀

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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl February 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

These look amazing; I’m always looking for fun and healthy recipes! Found you through the challenge!

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FoodBabbles February 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Thanks Ashley! Glad you found me too 🙂 Welcome!

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Chaya February 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Welcome to Improv. It is lots of fun. A smoothie is a great idea for these ingredients. I wish, I had seen this before dinner. Sigh.

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FoodBabbles February 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thanks Chaya! So glad I found Improv and loving everyone’s recipes.

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Anna February 17, 2012 at 12:16 am

What a great idea for a smoothie! I am in!

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FoodBabbles February 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Anna!

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Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) February 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

WOW – is that gorgeous – would never think of combining those as a drink but now I totally want to make this (plus your photos are stunning.) I think you just convinced me to sign up for another food challenge too 🙂

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking.com February 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Wow, I love the fresh flavors you used in this smoothie Kate! It looks so wholesome and flavorful. Thanks for sharing! Great blog you have here – I’m glad to have found you!

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FoodBabbles February 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Thanks Georgia! I’m so glad you found me too 🙂 Welcome!!

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Teri @ The Freshman Cook February 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Great idea~looks yummy!

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FoodBabbles February 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thanks Teri!

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Kiri W. February 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I never considered a smoothie with these ingredients – what a lovely recipe! 🙂 Love all the different takes in the challenge!

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FoodBabbles February 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Thanks Kiri! And yes, everyone was so creative with all their recipes and ideas. Love it!

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mjskit February 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I want this for breakfast in the morning! Love the addition of the peaches with the carrot and ginger!

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FoodBabbles February 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Thanks so much! It all tasted so fresh and delicious.

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Maureen February 18, 2012 at 6:49 am

I’ve just started having smoothies (I’m a late bloomer) and I love them. I can’t wait to gry this one. I love carrot and ginger juice so this is the next big step. 🙂

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FoodBabbles February 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Great! I hope you like it 🙂 Smoothies are just so refreshing. Gotta love ’em!

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