Sunday, September 19, 2010

Carrot cube craze!!!

Just in case you're wondering, the frozen carrot juice is GREAT! We've been adding the cubes to smoothies (froze it in ice cube trays), and between the carrot cubes and fresh spinach, our smoothies' veggie quotient is increasing by leaps and bounds! As a side note, Sara (one of my dearest and oldest friends), mentioned that carrots are one of the few veggies that nutritionally provide more when eaten cooked; most fruits/veggies are best for you raw. Carrots are a fibrous vegetable, which in their raw form, are harder for your body to extract the nutrients from than when those fibers are cooked/softened. After some research (thanks for the prompt, Sara), I discovered that carrot juice is the exception to this rule. Carrots are best for you either boiled/steamed or juiced! Yahoo! 
This morning, it wasn't really a smoothie, since we were mostly out of frozen fruit. It was just more of a blended juice. Into the blender Elise helped add:
  • 1 banana
  • 6 carrot juice cubes
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 big spoonfuls of plain yogurt
  • orange juice
  • blueberry juice
Color wasn't so great, but taste was all that mattered on this one!

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