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
- 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
- Add all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth