Carrot Spice Smoothie

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This delicious smoothie is great for breakfast or dessert!  This recipe serves one, but can easily be multiplied to feed your family.

3/4 cup carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup milk
2 dates
1 T. almond butter or pecan butter*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/16 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp vanilla

The day before you make this smoothie, you need to do two things:
#1 Steam the carrots until tender and then refrigerate
#2 Freeze 1/2 cup of the milk in an ice cube tray (leave the other 1/2 cup milk in the frig)

To make the smoothie:
Place all the ingredients in a blender (including the frozen milk cubes) and blend.  Taste and see if it's sweet enough for you.  You can add maple syrup or stevia and blend again if you want it sweeter.  Top with whipped cream, extra cinnamon, or chopped nuts.

Serves: 1

*If you aren't familiar with almond or pecan butter I highly recommend you google how to make it.  It is SO GOOD.  Or you can just omit the pecan or almond butter.  Do not sub peanut butter.