Meredith Baird is here to talk about cold weather and cappuccinos! Not any cappuccino though, this time it's a carrot cappuccino! No coffee. Totally RAW VEGAN high vibe food. Caffeine Free, spicy, warming, smooth and creamy. Take it away Meredith...
This Monday morning I woke up to a mix of rain, snow, and freezing cold- The car was snowed in so I wasn't able to go to my normal workout, and needless to say, I did not want to go to the grocery store. Surprisingly, I was kind of happy! An excuse to get some work done by the fire and just stay tucked in. Rather lovely.
There was the Oh! Crap! Do we have anything I mean ANYTHING for breakfast?
I looked in the refrigerator and found 3 massive carrots and that was basically it- carrots are not my #1 breakfast food. Fortunately- the problem was solved because I had some frozen bananas in the freezer. Carrot + Banana = Perfect!
We make a delicious version of a Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie in our program at Matthew Kenney Culinary- so I decided to whip up a slightly tweaked version of my own. I was too lazy to make nut milk etc. so I just made an 'in the blender' pecan milk. Mine was a little less heavy on the banana which made the texture light and fluffy with a little froth on top, so I decided to call it a Cappuccino - but, it is really just a smoothie.
This was really so delicious and satisfying! The lighter texture was really nice for a cold day because it wasn't as heavy on the frozen stuff. Ginger, cinnamon, cayenne- and all the warming spices were perfect.
I'll probably end up making this again tomorrow!
Enjoy! XO Meredith
RAW VEGAN CARROT "CAPPUCCINO"
- 3 Large carrots (approx 1.5 cups juice) juiced
- ½ cup Filtered water
- ¼ cup Pecans soaked if you have time
- 1 ½ each Frozen bananas
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 2 inch Chunk of ginger root
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract or bean
- 1 pinch Cayenne
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy! You can blend for at least a minute if you would like it to be slightly warm. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you have it on hand.