Crazy for Carrots


Run out of ideas for what else to do with these crunchy orange beauties other than eating them raw and tossing them into salads? We love this underdog veggie for their crunch factor and how they pack a nutritional punch.  Carrots are full of vitamins and minerals which are good for your health and your green smoothies.

We love adding carrots to our green smoothies for the health factor and we also think carrots make our green smoothies taste great. We usually add raw sliced carrots to our blenders but we know that sometimes blenders just can’t take the heat from blending up their fibrous, crunchy goodness.

If you’ve tried adding raw carrots to your hard-working machine and it just can’t get past those chunky little bits, then this one’s for you.


Roasted carrots in green smoothies

The magic in the oven turns hard fibrous carrots into sweet and caramelized goodness. This magic trick might be the thing your lovely blender is asking for.

If you want to find out how to perfectly roast this root vegetable click here

Keep roasted carrots in a sealed container in the refrigerator and you can add a handful of roasted carrots to your smoothies all week long.

Quick Tip** You can also steam chopped carrots for about 5-10 minutes as a quick and easy way to add them to your green smoothies while being kind and gentle to your blender.

5 reasons we are crazy for carrots

1. Kick Cancers A** : The chemical compounds in carrots have shown to decrease the risk of certain cancers and other chronic illnesses.

2. Fountain of Youth: With carrots’ high amounts of antioxidants, they are a great all-nautral anti-aging veggie.

3. Eye Like You: Carrots are high in Vitamin A, which help protect the health of your eyes — helping you see for years to come.

4. All Natural Toothbrush: That’s right. By chomping on these bad boys, they help clean your teeth and gums — no toothpaste required.

5. Easy on the Wallet: Available in most areas all year round, carrots are one of the cheapest veggies you can find in the produce section, which helps you keep more of your hard-earned moolah.



And here’s 3 yummy carrot green smoothie recipes just for you…


We are lovers of all things leafy green— especially spinach. And this extremely creamy green smoothie is no exception.
Serves 2
1 ½ cups spinach, fresh
2 carrots, include leaf tops
2 cups water
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
1 banana

Blend spinach, carrot tops and water first until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.


Carrot cake? Yes, Please! Want a piece of carrot cake but don’t want the guilt factor that goes along with it? Then try this recipe! It’ll knock your socks off and there won’t be an ounce of guilt after you finish the entire glass!

Serves 2
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 ½ cups coconut milk
2 carrots
½ inch piece ginger
2 pears
1 cup pineapple
1 banana

Blend spinach and coconut milk first until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.


Feeling a sniffle or cold coming on? Then reach for this blast of immunity lovin’ in a glass. It tastes amazing and might just help you get past that cold a day or two quicker.
Serves 2
2 cups spinach, fresh
½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup water
1 banana
1/4 cup carrots
2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries

Blend spinach, orange juice and water until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.



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46 Responses to “Crazy for Carrots”

  1. Js 11.4.2015 at 11:13 pm #

    Lo there,
    I’m interested in trying and reaping the benefits of green smoothies.currently i have carrots, asparagus and kale in abundance. However, my problem is that i cannot quite try out kost of your smoothie recipes as i am diabetic and have to watch my fruit intake ( an apple or banana a day is enough for me to go on with, according to my doctor).hence i was hoping that you might perhaps have a smoothie/juice recipe incorporating only veggies, that i could follow?I don’t intend to use these drinks as a meal replacement–i like eating, but this means that i am never full after lunch, and i guess i was hoping that a having a low calorie green smoothie with me will serve spas a good snack to keep me full between meals and yet give me the nutrients i need.

    Hope you can help!

  2. Maria 10.7.2015 at 2:01 pm #

    I have a Vitamix, works perfectly, but I think I read somewhere that carrots have more nutrients when cooked. Is it correct? Love your work. Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.8.2015 at 6:33 am #

      You’re right, Maria! A study at the University of Arkansas back in 2000 found that cooked carrots had higher levels of antioxidants. Raw or cooked, you’ll be reaping major health benefits by blendin’ with carrots!

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