I have gotten very attached to my Blendtec blender. It may not get quite as much use as when I first unpacked it, but that is more due to making 3 plus servings per use use as opposed to making only one.
I have found lots of berry and nut butter smoothies ... see any single google search for "smoothie." I wanted something different, something with the color orange rather than purple (or brown).
I have two bundles of organic carrots slowly wasting away in the fridge, and began a search with them in mind. Enter http://www.yummly.com/recipe/5-A-Day-Smoothie-Recipezaar, a simple recipe that required very little tweaking.
With Yummly's help, I have certainly gotten my carotenoids on today!
"The Color Orange" Smoothie
3 small sweet potatoes peeled, quartered, and cooked on high in 1 inch water for 8 minutes in microwave (approximately 225 grams)
1 frozen banana
1 peeled and de-seeded orange
2 fresh carrots sliced in 2 inch sections
1.5 scoops protein powder
1.5 tsp cinnamon powder
1.5 cups water
Dump all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
This is 3 servings of 189 calories each.
The omnivore did mention that my hands seemed yellow the other day ... besides the fact that my skin is fairly yellow, I wonder if I can blame my new orange obsession???