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.
1/2 cup packed fresh chopped pineapple (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
2 Medjool dates, halved and pitted
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pour the carrot juice into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours.
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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