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Carrot and Apricot Spiced Smoothie Bowl ('The Orange One')

Affectionately known as The Orange One, this has hints of carrot cake about it, with the cinnamon and spices. The apricots lend a slightly more tart flavour making it perfect as a refreshing breakfast wake-up.

Carrot and Apricot Spiced Smoothie Bowl

Cinnamon helps stabilise blood sugar, ginger aids digestion and turmeric provides an anti-inflammatory boost. The protein and good fats from nuts and nut butter make this a satisfying bowl. Add any extra bits as preferred on the top - whatever fruit, nuts, berries, a drizzle of nut butter etc.

It is not excessively sweet which again means it doesn't have a negative insulin effect. For a sweeter palate or to make this more of a dessert option feel free to add honey or maple syrup to taste.

Carrot and Apricot Spiced Smoothie Bowl ('The Orange One')

Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free

Makes 1 enormous bowl or 2 medium size bowls

1 cup (200g) carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (I used 3 small ones)
2 small fresh apricots (mine weighed 90g), washed and pitted
1/3 cup (60g) frozen pineapple chunks
thumbsized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup (approx 25g) walnuts, soaked, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup coconut milk, or almond milk

optional: 1 pitted medjool date or stevia to taste, for those preferring a sweeter flavour

Toppings: (optional) pecans, walnuts, goji berries, unsweetened dessicated coconut, raw cacao nibs, almond butter, tahini, edible flowers, fresh/ frozen fruit

1. Place all ingredients including optional sweetener if using (but not topping ingredients!) into a high speed blender or food processor. I use a Nutribullet.
2. Blend until smooth, adding extra coconut milk if required.
3. Decant into a chilled bowl and top with preferred toppings. Works really well with a good dribble of almond butter or tahini, some sweet gojis, crunchy bitter cacao nibs and pecan nuts.
4. Eat for breakfast, snack or a light meal.


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