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Monmouth Co-op: All Hail April Showers!

It's that time of year when plants really begin to grow – the warmth of spring turns our thoughts to what may pop up from those delectable gardens. 


Presenting: Carrot Breakfast Two Ways – Party of One

Brought to you by FaceBook Group 'Organic Fruit and Veggie Co-Op Monmouth County NJ'

Join us!


Prepared the Night Before:


Carrot Cake Overnight Oats - Prep Time- just FIVE MINUTES


Equipment Needed:

·         One Mason Jar 

·         Box cheese grater (use for grating carrots)




·         0.5 cup rolled oats (our co-op has this!)

·         1 teaspoons cinnamon

·         0.5 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

·         0.5 teaspoon nutmeg

·         0.5 cup grated/shredded fresh carrots (our co-op has this, too!)

·         1 tablespoon maple syrup (yep, you guessed it, co -op)

·         1 cup almond milk

·         1 tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries (co-op's got 'em)

·         1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut

·         1 tablespoon crushed walnuts (one more ingredient straight from the co-op)




·         Pour all ingredients into a mason jar. 

·         Seal the lid. Shake. 

·         Place in Fridge overnight.

·         Next morning, can be served hot or cold.


Prepared the Morning of:

Carrot Juice Smoothie

Prep Time: just FIVE MINUTES


Equipment Needed:


·         high powered blender

·         cheese cloth or thin dish towel

·         mixing bowl

·         ice cubes (optional)




·         2 cups fresh carrots. (We prefer the ones from our co-op – check us out!)

·         1.5 cups water – *for a tropical twist you can use half water and half pineapple juice

·         2 large bananas, peeled and frozen

·         1 cup fresh pineapple (Monmouth County Organic Co Op preferred)

·         0.5 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled (yep, co-op has this, too!)

·         0.25 teaspoon ground turmeric (can substitute with cinnamon if needed)

·         1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (we prefer the fresh lemons from our co op)

·         1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk




·         To make the carrot juice. Blend carrots, water, and/or pineapple juice in high powered blender

·         Drape cheese cloth or thin dish towel over a large mixing bowl, pour blended mixture into bowl

·         Discard the pulp (or save for muffins later!)

·         Set aside

·         Blend all other ingredients in blender until smooth. The frozen bananas should give a bit of a slushie consistency

·         Add carrot juice and blend all together 

·         Can add ice if desired.


Enjoy this sunny double dose of Morning Magnificence!


Let us help you enjoy many more healthy delicious mornings. We're always in a sunny mood!

TEXT 732.500.4949 for more foodie fun with foodie friends! Ask us about our organic fruits and veggies, but also our pantry staples. We got you!



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