A more mellow, comforting autumnal drink. I’ve now tried it now with a pumpkin, but also with an acorn-shaped squash that ressembles a pumpkin in color, and with a flat pumpkin called “sweet” by the farmers. All turn out deliciously. I was going to work on my pumpkin pie recipe this morning, but this little pumpkin somehow ended up going through my juicer, and I’m glad it did. Without the almonds it is smoother, more elemental. With the almonds it is rounder, warmer.
Submitted by zhanna8 on October 18, 2007 - 11:37pm
makes 2 cups
It is such an endeavor to unraveled pomegranate, but once you set yourself up – it becomes meditating event, uncovering intricacy and sophistication of the Nature. Needless to say pomegranate has a reputation of one of the super anti-oxidant and benefits in building red blood cells.
Tropical because of the fruit. Suburban Summer, because the blended greens give the refreshing smell of freshly cut grass in the summer in the ‘burbs. (I don’t ever get that aroma in the city!)
I have been experimenting with green smoothies, and trying to move past just using spinach. At Trader Joe’s I found in a bag, already washed and cut, ready to use “Southern Greens” that includes collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, and spinach. I also got a variety of organic frozen fruit… makes smoothies quick and easy!!
A very warming jumpstart-type drink, this is my raw-foodist’s answer to all those coffee-shops’ super-spiced autumnal coffee concotions, the kind I used to imbibe while studying for my fall midterms in New England… But it’s also a more healthful (to me in any case) alternative to super-fatty cacao drinks based on coconut or nut/seed milks, which sit in my belly making me feel heavy while my mind gets all cacao-buzzed. In this drink the stimulant is still there, but it’s supported by real cellular nutrition thanks to the carrot juice.
Use in moderation! Cacao is addictive!
The cranberries seem to lighten up the flavor, but aren’t necessary—it’s all about the carrots and spices and cacao.
The coconut oil is for sweetness and smoothness but also to aid in the absorption of the carrots’ Vitamin A, which is fat-soluble.