Strawberry Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Carrot Smoothie

PUBLISHED: 1.8.2021

Carrots are an underrated smoothie ingredient. They are a nutrient dense veggie, with the sweetness we love in a good smoothie recipe.

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This carrot smoothie recipe is surprisingly delicious with a variety of fruits AND veggies. I’ll show you exactly what ingredient to use if you’re looking to take your health to the next level. Grab your blender and let’s go!

Health benefits of a carrot smoothie

This carrot smoothie recipe shines most in its vitamin C and fiber content. Fiber is an underrated part of a healthy diet, so I love when one of my smoothie recipes contains a solid amount of dietary fiber. The other big star in this carrot smoothie is vitamin C. One serving gives you over 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. So not only will this smoothie satisfy your taste buds, it will also boost your immune system naturally!

Ingredients in a carrot smoothie

Raw vs cooked carrots

Someone asked me whether raw or cooked carrots were more beneficial in this carrot smoothie. I laughed, thinking it was a joke… and then I actually researched it. The answer may surprise you!

According to the National Library of Medicine, cooked, pureed carrots actually released more beta-carotene than raw carrots did. So if you’d rather cook your carrots before blending, then go for it! Either way, carrots are a great, sweet veggie to add to all kinds of smoothies.

To peel or not to peel carrots

As with many fruits + veggies, the peel (or outside wrinkly part) of a carrot actually contains some of its nutrients. So I recommend leaving that carrot whole before blending. This way you can benefit from as much of that carrot as possible. If your carrots came with their leafy green tops, then you can even toss those in.

Pineapple sweetens this smoothie in a blender

Carrot smoothie ingredient swaps

If you’d told me when I started drinking smoothies that I’d be adding veggies like kale or spinach into my smoothies, I’d have told you you were crazy! Yet the more I drink smoothies with leafy greens, the more my body starts to crave other veggies and so I got creative with my blends.

Swap spinach with another leafy green. Carrot tops are perfectly edible, and would make a great swap in this smoothie!

Swap coconut water with regular water, or a brewed herbal tea.

Switch out those strawberries with another berry (raspberries would be my first choice!).

Mango is a great swap for the pineapple. While some of these swaps will lower the amount of vitamin C in this smoothie, a vitamin C smoothie cube can also be added.

fresh strawberries for carrot smoothie

Boosting your smoothie with plant protein

While this carrot smoothie recipe has 4.1 grams of protein, you can boost it to 14.1 grams of protein and make it a complete meal! Protein Smoothie Boost is a 100% plant based protein powder that has 3 simple, organic ingredients: organic hemp protein, organic chia seeds, and organic flax seeds. These 3 superfoods are ground into a fine powder, and together provide healthy fats, essential amino acids, and the cleanest protein you’ll find on the market.

Plant based recipes with carrots

Here are some other ways to use up that bag of carrots in your fridge. Maybe these’ll inspire you to include a spot for carrots in your next garden!

Have you ever made a smoothie with carrots? Don’t forget to leave a comment + rating to let me know what you think of this smoothie!

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Strawberry Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Carrot Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 6
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks, breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Smoothie

Description

I know…a carrot smoothie recipe?! First time I was like, ummm…no thanks. Yet this one is so delicious with a sweet unique undertone that you’ll begin to crave.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup pineapple

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut water together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
  • Can chop and steam carrots to make them easier to blend, or leave them raw.

Keywords: carrot smoothie, green smoothie

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  1. Holly says:

    First time using carrot and cocnut water. Was just not sweet. However I didn’t have pineapple do that may be why. I threw in a frozen half banana and it was drinkable. I think im not a fan of coconut water. I usually do coconut or almond milks.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Good instinct to add the banana! Coconut water does have a diff taste to it and the pineapple will def add that sweetness and tropical flavor. Hope you can give it another try with pineapple and let us know what you think! 🙂

  2. Caroline Hileman says:

    really like the carrots in this. I used regular water instead of coconut water

  3. Cynthia says:

    Carrot is not my favorite ingredient in a smoothie, but I’m always willing to try it out.

  4. Alannah says:

    This one is more savory in my opinion. I love carrots and usually find them to be sweet, but in this smoothie I could taste the earthiness in them more because of the strawberries pineapple. Maybe roasting the carrots would make them a little sweeter tasting in this smoothie..?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey Alannah, so glad you gave this one a blend! Roasting the carrots would bring out the sweeter flavor – great idea! You could also add a touch of maple syrup to up the sweetness and counteract any earthiness if desired.

  5. Dory says:

    This was my least favourite of them so far. I think perhaps because all I tasted was the celery chunks that I added in an attempt to be “wild”. Might have to give this another try and make it the way the recipe says (no celery).

  6. Amy B says:

    Sweet!-no need to steam carrots if you have a vitamix

  7. Colleen says:

    I was worried about the carrot, but it didn’t bother me! This smoothie isn’t as flavorful to me as some others, but I still enjoy it. It’s also a great way to use leftover carrots!

  8. Ren says:

    This one is really good!

  9. Anne says:

    Loved having the carrot in this one! Another favorite I will make again. Added a little lime juice, hemp hearts and chia seeds.

  10. Melanie says:

    I forgot to rate it

  11. Akasha Villalobos says:

    One of my favorite smoothies of the challenge. I really dig the combination of carrot and coconut water flavor. Winner! But I am finding that pineapple makes my throat itch so I may be ditching that fruit in the future.

  12. Aurilia Hill says:

    Prior to the green smoothie challenge I have never put coconut water in a smoothie as I do not like the taste on its own. I love it in this smoothie.

  13. Suzie says:

    The carrot added a bit of a different element to the smoothie. It was thicker than my smoothies had been previously. The flavors were good – would definitely roast the carrot next to add a bit of sweetness naturally to the drink.

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