Got some spare carrots and looking to put them to good use this month?
If you’ve stored your carrots well from harvesting earlier and are now wondering what to do with them then we’ve got two simple and healthy recipes for you to sink your teeth into. Full of flavour and a vital source of both fibre and vitamin C, carrots are easily grown in the kitchen garden. A wonderful vegetable that can be used to sweeten and enhance a number of yummy meals and snacks. So, if you’ve got some spare carrots lying around then let’s find out how to make the most of them this spring season with two quick and healthy carrot-infused recipes.
The Orange Energiser Smoothie
Filled with vitamins and high in nutritional value, the orange energiser smoothie is a scrumptious drink that ensures to give you a healthy kick of energy. Containing a combination of tasty fruits and vegetables, this smoothie will give you a wonderfully natural boost of energy.
Ingredients (for two servings):
130g chopped carrots
130g chopped apple
2 tbsp honey
Once all of your ingredients have been prepared and chopped, you can then place the carrots, kale, apple, ice, ginger, honey and water all into a blender. If you wish to thicken your smoothie then make sure to add a touch more ice. Or if you prefer your smoothie to have a more fluid consistency then be sure to add in a few more drops of water.
Carrot Boost Bites
Quick, easy and with no oven needed, these carrot boost bites are a great source of both energy and nutrients. Sweet and incredibly moreish, these small treats are vegan friendly and are the perfect ‘on the go’ snack.
Ingredients (makes up to 30 carrot bites):
226g flakes of coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp honey
1. Firstly you want to use a grater to reduce your carrots.
2. Add the almonds and dates into a blender and blend until the mixture becomes viscous.
3. Then pour this mixture into a bowl with the carrots, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla and honey, and give it a good stir until all the ingredients are mixed together.
4. Finally, use your hands to shape the carrot bites in to small energy balls.
5. Take a bite, relax and enjoy!