Some of my favorite New York fall mornings are spent a short walk from my apartment at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. This weekend everything looked so delightful, so I gathered a beautiful pumpkin, a colorful bunch of flowers, some crispy apples, a few heirloom carrots, several bundles of kale, and a handful of fresh ginger for a smoothie. The earthy carrot and tangy ginger lend an unexpected kick to this smoothie that I’ve been enjoying on its own or paired with a salad.
Fall Farmer’s Market Delight
The addition of fresh ginger to this smoothie adds a delightfully tangy twist. If you are new to fresh ginger I would begin with 1/2″ piece and work your way up.
1 small McIntosh apple, peeled, cored, quartered
1 small carrot, trimmed, quartered
1 curly green kale leaf, stem removed
1/2″ – 1″ piece of fresh ginger, peeled, diced
1 banana, frozen
1 1/4 cup water
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
Kale is a nutritional superstar and full of skin-boosting ingredients like antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K that support a vibrant and youthful glow.
The fresh ginger in this smoothie contributes powerful detoxifying properties.
Place ingredients into a powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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