Carrot-Pineapple Smoothie

The combination of beta-carotene packed carrots and vitamin-rich pineapple is a delicious and healthy one in this refreshing smoothie. Freezing carrot juice cuts out adding regular ice cubes, and we love using dried dates as a natural sweetener.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

1 cup carrot juice

1/2 cup packed fresh chopped pineapple (about 4 ounces)

1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk

2 Medjool dates, halved and pitted

Pinch ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Pour the carrot juice into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours.
  2. Put the pineapple, buttermilk, dates, carrot juice ice cubes and cinnamon into a blender. Blend on high until smooth, turning off the blender and pushing down on the ingredients with a spatula or wooden spoon as needed to help the blending process. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cold water if needed to adjust consistency.

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