Orange Carrot Smoothie

Orange Carrot Smoothie

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About the benefits of the ingredients

Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Furthermore, carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. Bananas are further a good source of manganese, dietary fiber, biotin, and copper.  Copper is an interesting mineral and we want to include this time some additional information about copper, because normally you don't hear much about its health benefits. Copper is a key mineral in many different body systems. It is central to building strong tissue, maintaining blood volume, and producing energy in your cells. According to www.whfoods.com; "for all its critical importance, you don't have much copper in your body—barely more than the amount found in a single penny. And those pennies in your pocket are only 2.5% copper by weight."

Cantaloupe scores "very good" for potassium, and "good" for a host of B vitamins (B1, B3, B6, and folate) as well as vitamin K, magnesium, and fiber. When the edible seeds of the cantaloupe are eaten, this melon also provides a measurable about of omega-3 fat in the form of alpha-linolenic acid.

Flaxseed has omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.

Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked with several health benefits. Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein. That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flax seeds, which provide about 16–18%.

 

 

 

 

What do you need?
Instructions
  1. Boil the carrots until they are tender and soft, if you don't have a high speed blender. If you have an high speed blender don't bother. Just throw them in the blender and let it do its thing.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a blender. 
  3. Blend all the ingredients together, until you reach a smoothie consistency.
  4. Pour the smoothie in your favorite glass.

 

Orange Carrot Smoothie

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