Autumn Detox Smoothie
Bonjour mes amours! I’ve made it safely to Europe and am currently looking out upon this view as I write. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
I know I mentioned before that we were flying to Paris but we only planned to stay there for one night before driving to Switzerland. Brandon had a conference scheduled here and there was NO WAY I was letting him come without me. So here I am, up in the Swiss Alps with the most glorious of views, praying for the Wi-Fi connection to start working so that I can publish this post on time.
We’re in a fairly remote area right now but there are a few vacation days in between the conference and a meeting with his colleagues back in France so we’ll be spending two days on Lake Geneva in the city of Montreux and then we plan to drive to Provence the following week before heading home. I’m so excited to share all of the details with you! In the meantime, I have a few recipes and some fun guest posts planned that I think you’ll enjoy.
So to start things off, let’s talk about this fall inspired detox smoothie.
It’s probably getting to the point where most of you are craving pumpkin spice lattes rather than smoothies, but this is actually more like a thick juice than a smoothie. I’m just too cheap to buy a juicer and too lazy too strain out the pulp so we’re calling it a smoothie. But really there’s no point in going through the extra trouble anyway.
Why we would we want to let all of the healthy fiber and vitamins in the pulp go to waste?
Ironically, I had a juice at a cafe in Paris on Saturday that was really similar to this but it was made with parsnips instead of ginger. I know it sounds a little strange but it was so good and it gave the juice a nice creamy texture.
While this particular drink isn’t creamy, the combination of apples, carrots, ginger, and orange is deliciously bright and refreshing. The ginger provides a little natural detoxification and the high amounts of vitamin A & C will have your skin glowing in no time.
By the way things are looking so far in Switzerland (read: SO MUCH CHEESE) I have a feeling I’ll be craving one of these by the end of the trip. Cheers!
Autumn Detox Smoothie
Yield: 8 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped (approx. 1 cup, I used honeycrisp)
- 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed. Serve cold (with more ice, if desired) and enjoy!