Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Ooh La La

I'm back with another smoothie recipe. We're still eating (and drinking) the rainbow for better health and enhanced beauty. Next up is Ooh La La (alliteration with the letter O was not nearly as easy as it was with the letter R for our Ravishingly Radiant red smoothie. I did the best I could.) This smoothie is orange in color, but surprise, surprise there's not a single orange in it.

So if our orange smoothie doesn't have an orange in it, what is giving it that outstanding color? Mango, carrot, and turmeric. These 3 beauties lend more than just color; they also provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

It also includes ginger, banana, and cauliflower. Not sure about adding cauliflower to your smoothie? Trust me. I often advise my veggie-phobic patients who are looking for a way to add vegetables to their diet to try adding vegetables to fruit based smoothies. The inevitable question they all ask is, "Won't I taste it? Which ones won't taste so bad?" I always suggest cauliflower because its flavor is relatively mellow. I have yet to hear a complaint.

Ooh La La (don't you love saying that?) is packing a whopping 12.5 g of fiber; that's half of the daily recommended amount. It's also an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as folate, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Looking for a good source of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, and phosphorus? You need look no further. Bottoms up!

Ooh La La Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup of cubed frozen or fresh mango
  • 1 cup of chopped cauliflower
  • 1 banana
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1 cup of water

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!