This delicious smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. The natural sweetness of the orange and carrots are balanced by a trio of complementary spices, while a spoonful of homemade coconut whipped cream serves as the perfect finishing touch. Tip: For best results, use coconut milk that does not contain guar gum to make the whipped cream.
Prep time: 10 minutes / Serves: 2
Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ t. coconut 1-2 T. maple syrup (optional) 1 t. orange zest (optional)
1 c. coconut milk, unsweetened
1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen 2 large stalks celery, roughly chopped 1 large orange, peeled 4 large carrots, roughly chopped ¾ t. cinnamon ¾ t. ground allspice ½ t. ground nutmeg 4-6 ice cubes Optional Garnish Ground cinnamon Finely chopped walnuts
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1. To make the whipped cream, combine heavy whipping cream, coconut, maple syrup and orange zest, if desired, to mixing bowl and beat (with beaters that have been frozen) until light and airy. Cover and place bowl in refrigerator until ready to use.
2. To make the smoothie, add the coconut milk and frozen banana to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, around 30 seconds.
3. Add celery, orange, carrots, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until completely combined and creamy, approximately 1-2 minutes.
4. Pour into glasses and top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or finely chopped walnuts, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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