The calendar may say it’s Spring, but Mother Nature clearly didn’t get the memo. Instead of temperatures in the 50’s or 60’s, we are experiencing temperatures in the 30’s with the chance of flurries in New Jersey! For those of us still pulling out the winter coats, gloves, hats, and scarves, let’s turn up the thermostat, pretend it’s a balmy 75 degrees, and celebrate Spring’s arrival with a smoothie. For the rest of you lucky enough to have abandoned the heat in your homes, be sure to enjoy your smoothie outside in the sun and know that we are very envious.
Smoothies are a great way to pack in the vitamins and are a surefire hit with the little ones. Bonus? You’re not even hiding the fruits and veggies from them! I found this recipe for a carrot-pineapple smoothie and thought it would be the perfect simple Spring snack or addition to Easter breakfast. Not only does it look festive and include the Easter Bunny’s favorite root vegetable, but it also contains plenty of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6 and fiber. Hopefully your little bunnies will enjoy this smoothie as much as the Easter Bunny himself would.
So sit back, think warm thoughts, and enjoy. Just try not to get a brain freeze.
Carrot-Pineapple Smoothie (recipe from Real Simple)
- 1/4 cup carrot
- 3/4 cup pineapple
- 1/2 banana
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (I used orange-mango juice)
- 1/2 cup ice
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and frothy.