The harvest moon is shining, trick o’ treaters imaginations are wilding, and black cats are rejoicing — can you guess what absolutely perfect time of year it is again?
October is here and our hearts are glowing along with the fall colours — so why not our protein smoothies too?
To get into the spirit of the season, we’d like to persuade you to put aside those fresh summer greens and beachy berries aside for a hot minute, as we attempt to convince you that it's time for all things ORANGE!
The thing I love most about this perfectly-orange protein smoothie recipe are the ingredients that give it its natural hue — especially local fresh carrots.
If you have a home juicer handy, you really have to go on the hunt for these from your Farmer’s Market, because they’re so sweet and juicy this time of year after soaking up all the summer sunshine — you’d swear they’re actually a fruit not a vegetable!
This smoothie recipe delights your tastebuds with a deliciously sweet carrot juice snap that pairs well with crisp fall air (can you tell we love October?).
Add a nice kick of ginger to this mix to warm you up, a touch of turmeric for a bit of exotic zest, and this autumn smoothie beats pumpkin spice latte in a juice bar battle any day (sorry, pumpkin spice, we still love you).
The really awesome thing about this tall drink of orange though, is all the health goodness...
Juice up this smoothie recipe on the regular, and you’ll get all these amazing benefits for your bod:
Carrot — you know they’re good for your eyes, did you know they were high in antioxidants, beta carotene and Vitamin A too?
Banana is what really makes this recipe a smoothie and not just a juice — bananas are also potassium-packed and great for your gut!
Besides delivering a spicy punch, ginger helps you fight off colds, flus and other infections, it also soothes your stomach and is a known anti inflammatory.
This recipe gets Vitamin C and its sweetness from a boost of pineapple - the energy lifter and digestion helper (and also nature’s candy).
Lemon isn’t just high in Vitamin C, it’s also antioxidant rich, is a natural antibiotic and can even make your skin a little brighter — aaaaand we still have to have a bit of summer in this recipe (it’s a well known fact that lemons taste almost exactly like summer feels).
Earthproof Cricket Protein Powder in Vanilla Bean completes this smoothie, gives you your daily hit of a complete, sustainable, bioavailable protein, iron and B12 — with a warm hint of vanilla!
Try this one out and let us know what you think!
- 1 banana
- 1 cup unsweetened vegetable milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 small peeled knob ginger
- 1/2 cup carrot juice
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup earthproof vanilla bean cricket protein powder