Green Carrot Smoothie – As Green as Can Be

Carrots are one of those veggies that are available throughout the year which means you can enjoy this green carrot smoothie anytime you want. And I mean “green” in the nutritional sense, not the color of the carrots!

All that said, it is true that “going green for locally grown carrots which are in season during the summer and early fall are most often more flavorful so plan your green carrot smoothies accordingly!

Nutritionally, carrots are a powerhouse of vitamin A, a cup provides over 400% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). Carrots also offer vitamins K, C, B6, B3, B2, and E. Other healthy stuff includes potassium, manganese, and phosphorus. And, of course, we shouldn’t forget the antioxidant nutrient that took its name from the vegetable: beta-carotene.

I hope I don’t get too deep into the weeds here but newer nutritional studies that concentrated on nutritional elements other than the carotenoids called polyacetylenes. At least one major study carried out over a 10 year span identified these substances as phytonutrients which can help to inhibit that growth of cancer cells in the colon. In other words, carrots have even more health benefits than we had already known.

This green carrot smoothie uses a bunch of other ingredients to yield a really interesting and healthy snack or meal replacement.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 good sized carrot
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup berries (fresh or frozen, your choice)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
  • 1/2 tsp. stevia or other sweetener
  • 1 Tbsp. protein powder (optional)

Here is a tip for a thicker smoothie: Soak the Chia seeds in water for about 10-15 minutes before mixing. Chia is hydrophilic which means it absorbs more than its own weight in water.

Carrot Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie – Tasty!

Can you imagine a carrot cake smoothie? Of course carrots are a part of thousands of recipes but are usually used to enhance a recipe rather than be the focal point. In carrot smoothies, carrots are almost always the focus and this one really does taste just like carrot cake. It takes a bit of effort to put together and there are a bunch of ingredients but, really, the results are well worth the effort.

Its also easy to turn carrot smoothies like this one into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2/3 cup refrigerated canned, drained, sliced carrots
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 cup low fat of fat free milk
  • 2 tsp. crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground allspice (1/8 tsp.)
  • pinch fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Add everything except the nutmeg in the blender and blend on the highest setting for 33-45 seconds. Serve with a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg. Makes two 4 ounce servings

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrott Smoothie

Carrott Smoothie

On slow days I like to browse around the internet and see what different kinds of smoothies are out there and I am seldom disappointed. This carrot juice smoothie recipe is a great example because it pairs carrots with limes yet comes off really well. I found this recipe at Carrot Juice.com. If you are curious, there is a lot more about carrots on their site.

To make your own carrott smoothie, n your favorite blender mix:

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  • 12 ounces of fresh carrot juice
  • 2 cups of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 of a peeled lime
  • 3 baby carrots
  • Ice to taste

If you are a carrot lover below are other smoothie recipes using your favorite veggie:

Pomegranate Apple Smoothie

In this different recipe, pomegranates are paired with Apples in a Pomegranate Apple Smoothie recipe that has a lot of taste and even more nutrition.

Fruit facts: The pomegranate is native to Southwest Asia and particularly to the northern reaches of Pakistan and India. It has been under cultivation for thousands of years and is mentioned in both the Book of Exodus and the Homeric Hymns of Greece, all of which makes it one of the older cultivated crops.

Add yet more valuable nutrition by including a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. You can order Chia directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe.

In your favorite blender mix:


– 1 cup pomegranate juice
– 1  apple, cored
– 1/2 carrot, sliced
– 2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
– 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
– Add ice to chill if desired

Blend on high until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Pomegranate Apple Smoothie

Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes – Carrots with Oranges

Low calorie smoothie recipes are a lot more fun than most “diet” food. With an almost endless different combinations of fruits and vegetables to try, there is always something different on the menu. Today it is a carrot smoothie with oranges!

ts also easy to turn this Carrot smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your blender combine:

– 1 cup  of carrots, well scrubbed and sliced (raw or cooked-see below)
– 1 cup cold  orange juice
– 1 1/2 cups of ice
– 1 tbsp. Chia seed
Blend until smooth and enjoy for lunch, as an afternoon snack.

Note: You can either blend raw carrots or if you prefer you can gently steam the carrots by placing them in a small pot with approx ¼-1/2 cups of water and cook for about 15 minutes until tender.  If you cook the carrots first, drain and put in the refrigerator to cool before you prepare your smoothie.


Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes