Carrot Leek Smoothie

Carrot Leek Smoothie Recipe
Carrot Leek Smoothie Recipe
photo by PerfectSmoothie

Tune up your cardiovascular system while drinking a delicious smoothie. Carrots and leeks both contain compounds that improve cardiovascular health. Although scientists have not been able to pinpoint exactly what it is about these vegetables that protects the cardiovascular system, studies have shown that people who eat more carrots have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. It is thought that the benefits come from the unique combination of antioxidants present in the orange color pigment. Leeks are in the same family as garlic, which is known to improve blood flow by actually lowering cholesterol. This smoothie is a spicy treat for a healthy heart!

Ingredients: 
2 carrots
1/4 leek
1/2 cup parsley
1 cup carrot juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Instructions: 
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Tips: 
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Rating: 

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 3 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 5 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 1 serving, equal to 1 pint (12 ounces).
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 120
Protein: 3.4 grams
Fat: 0.9 grams
Carbs: 27.3 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (402.8 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.9g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
185mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
27.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
7.9g
32%
Sugars
12.1g
Protein
3.4g
Vitamin A 833% • Vitamin C 94%
Calcium 13% • Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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