The Very Orange Smoothie

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I wanted a smoothie for lunch today and found that we had a whole lot of orange food in the fridge. Some steamed pumpkin left over from a recipe last night, the remainder of a cantaloupe from breakfast this morning, a couple of oranges left over from a fruit basket we received for Teachers’ Day last week, and a carrot that had been hanging out in the veggie drawer for who knows how long! I decided that if all of these foods could agree in color, why not try combining the flavors, too? And thus, “The Very Orange Smoothie” was born. The taste was a great balance of fruits and veggies, and the oranges and ginger added a little sour and spice. We made sure we got some other colors of veggies for dinner!Ingredients

1/2 cup steamed pumpkin/ pumpkin puree

3 cups chopped cantaloupe

1 carrot, chopped

2-3 oranges

1″ ginger root

1/2 cup water

7 large ice cubes

Directions and Notes

Combine all ingredients except for ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice cubes and pulse until they’re blended up.

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