I am so excited to share this recipe with you today – for two reasons! One, I will be in NYC later this month and I just can not wait to visit one of the Organic Avenue locations while we are there. Two, after reading an article recently about the chemicals in Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, I am in search of a treat that includes the flavors of fall but is not laden with junk.
Summer may be over, but our friends at Organic Avenue are getting ready for fall by diving into all of the seasonal flavors we’ve missed. They shared their Fall into Fall Smoothie recipe with me and I couldn’t wait to try it out today.
This is the perfect recipe for overripe bananas!!
This smoothie blends Autumnal fruits, vegetables, and spices that will warm you up without weighing you down. Kids will love its sweet flavor and parents will love how easy it is to throw together and sneak some vegetables into their children’s diets. This recipe make approximately two servings (I poured one tall glass for me then poured the remaining into two freezer safe cups so I can have a quick treat on the go later this week).
- 1 cup of carrots roughly chopped*
- 2 cups of organic apple juice
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- a pinch of pumpkin pie spice
*option pre-roast your carrots in coconut oil for a nutty taste
For a more adult (or adventurous kid) version of this smoothie, toss in a knob of ginger or a pinch of cayenne pepper to add a medicinal spicy kick! I also added a handful of raw almonds to my smoothie. Next time I think I will use two frozen bananas to make it a little thicker.
Carrots are high in antioxidants that help protect your cells from cancer-causing free radical damage while anti-bacterial cinnamon can cure a case of the sniffles.
When possible, always choose organic produce, especially apples since they are a member of the “Dirty Dozen” aka the top pesticide laden foods in their conventional forms. At Organic Avenue, we use only organic produce ensuring a healthier and tastier result.
If you are not in NYC, you can still order Organic Avenue’s amazing cold-pressed juices. I started with the customizable Mix and Match Package as a way for our family to try out some of their flavors and the Organic Avenue Cookbook to get inspiration for more healthy meals this fall.