Monday, March 2, 2009


This smoothie is great if you are going for your "oranges" instead of your "greens."  It's nice to have a change sometimes, and if we are already having a lot of greens for dinner then the kids like a different kind of smoothie.

1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. rice milk
1/2 to 1 sweet potato, peeled*
2 to 3 large carrots, peeled
2 frozen bananas
2 c. other fruit (strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe)
1 orange, peeled (optional)
1/3 c. orange juice concentrate
3 T. flaxseed  (optional)

  • Blend together until smooth
*I've always used my leftover cooked sweet potatoes but my friend Toni gave me the idea to use raw, and of course that's much better and easier (I guess unless you have some in the fridge you need to use...).  I've put greens in this too and it tastes just as good, but it's not as pretty to look at and the kids don't view it as icecream anymore (like they do with the just orange one). Mess around with the amounts until you find something you like- none of mine have ever tasted just the same, but they've all tasted good!

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