This lip-smacking juice blend takes a little more planning than some of the other drinks. Carrots,steamed and cooled before blending or left over from another meal, give this drink a delightfully smooth texture. The basil might seem out of place but don’t skip it. The Herby, anise flavor balances the sweetness of the apple, apple juice, and carrots.
15 minutes PROCESSING:1 minute YIELD:2 to 3 servings
- ½ cup (120 ml) water
- ½ cup (120 ml) unsweetened apple juice
- 4 medium carrots (½ pound / 227 g), peeled, cut into pieces, steamed until tender, and cooled
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 small apple, halved and seeded
- ½ cup (120 ml) ice cubes
Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for1 minute, or until the desired consistency is reached, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Amount per 1 cup (240 ml) serving: calories 80, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 55mg, total carbohydrate 20g,dietary fiber 4g, sugars 13g, protein 1g