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Healthy Snacks: Vegan Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie

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Healthy Snacks: Vegan Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie

Cool down with this vegan Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie.

This smoothie is a variation on an old favorite, my Happy Vegan Banana Almond Milkshake—one of the very first recipes I did for Peaceful Dumpling.

In case you haven’t heard, July marks PD’s one year anniversary! In lieu of a birthday cake, I’m celebrating an amazing year with this twist on a classic.  (I hope it’s okay that I’m calling my own smoothie a “classic!”) I joined PD in mid-August last year, and thanks to the inspiration of my fellow writer-foodies, I’ve become more daring and experimental in the kitchen, trying new flavor combinations—and sometimes just new flavors!

Almond and peppermint are two of my favorite ingredients–why hadn’t I put them together before?

The Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie is sweet without added sugar and provides a healthy source of plant protein and omega 3 fatty acids (thank you, almond butter). The peppermint extract helps cool and revive your summer-weather-wearied body while antioxidant-rich carrot and ripe banana fuel your yummy plant-powered glow.

Vegan Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients:

(Serves 1 – makes about 12 oz.)

1 cup almond milk or coconut milk

1 ripe banana (the more spots on the peel, more antioxidants in the banana!). For a more milkshake-y consistency, use a frozen banana—you won’t regret it!

2 small carrots, washed, peeled, and roughly chopped

1-2 drops peppermint extract

1-2 drops vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond butter, preferably raw and sugar-free

small scoop of protein powder (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a glass and find some peace in the heat.

Healthy Snacks: Vegan Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie

Happy Birthday, Peaceful Dumpling!

 Also see: 4 Sultry Summer Smoothies

Beet Carrot Ginger Protein Smoothie

Magical “Sunday” Vegan Sundae Smoothie

Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie

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Photos: Mary Hood

 

Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Juhea Kim

    hehe it’s totally okay you’re calling your own smoothie a classic–I remember that one well!! this one also looks like a keeper–yay 1 year!

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