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Carrot - Banana Smoothie with Indian Gooseberry

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

You can make the smoothie in the end number of ways. Keeping immunity in mind, you can use ingredients that are rich in immunity-boosting vitamins and minerals. I am adding a superfood in the ingredient list that is Indian gooseberry (amla). This little tart berry is one of the richest vitamin C sources, Vitamin E, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Ayurveda scriptures advice to have Indian gooseberry every day to enjoy optimum immune health. It is advisable to consume it raw as cooking can drastically reduce its nutrients. I enjoy eating it raw with a dash of rock salt. Adding raw gooseberry in smoothies makes it easier to consume and reap the benefits. It’s rare to find fresh gooseberry in the US. I use either frozen ones or dried gooseberry powder (amla powder)instead. Adding nuts and seeds like walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds enhance its nutrient density. This smoothie is customizable. You can add or omit ingredients according to availability. I add dates to balance the tart taste of gooseberry.

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cook time: 0 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Serves - 1

Ingredients:

Banana- 1 ripe

Carrot – 1

Walnuts – 1 tbsp.

Cashew - 3-4

Flaxseed powder – 1 Tbsp.

Chia seeds – ½ Tbsp.

Indian gooseberry- 1 seeded(if using fresh or frozen) or ½ tbsp. ( if using powdered)

Pumpkin seeds (Pepitas) – ½ tbsp.

Dates – 3-4 deseeded

Water – 1 cup

Directions:

1. Gather all the ingredients.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Serve immediately.

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