Morning Sunshine Smoothie


I tend to get so hung up on making green smoothies that I often forget to explore other options. I especially never think to blend carrots in my Vitamix. But today was a new day!

Over the weekend, we tasted a drink at the Vitamix demo stand in Costco, and Zander liked it so much that he wound up drinking 4 samples. It reminded me of an Orange Julius, from back in the day when I drank those.

We had a surplus of oranges in our fridge this morning, and while I was juicing most of them, I decided to set aside a few to make this yummy drink.

It is so delicious, refreshing, and energizing–and it couldn’t be simpler to make! Here’s the recipe:

*makes 2 large servings

3 juicy oranges (peeled)
3 medium-sized carrots (chopped into sixths)
1 large frozen banana
1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender until cold and frothy, then pour yourself a glass of liquid sunshine and enjoy!


About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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One Response to Morning Sunshine Smoothie

  1. Mike & Gloria McCoy says:

    I bet this hits the spot!

    Sent from Mike & Gloria’s iPad.

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