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. Grace says:

    I find it’s important to get the ratios right. I remember making my own concoctions when I first bought my Vitamix, throwing in WAY too many carrots one time… that was not good. This smoothie was MUCH better; the carrots did not overshadow the other flavours. I freeze carrot tops to add small amounts to any smoothie for more nutritional greens.

  2. Titilola Palmer says:

    This was good. It was the first time I have ever put carrots in my smoothie. I used raw carrots but sliced them up thin. Next time I will try roasting them or steaming ahead of time. Still good with raw carrots but I’m interested to see how it if the flavor changes of roasted or steamed carrots are used. This turned out to be a very liquidity smoothie but I still enjoyed it

  3. Raychel says:

    While blending this one I kept thinking, “Wow, I wonder if this is like baby food?” (because of the color, I think). I’ve not eaten baby food, so, I’m not sure. It’s not one of my favorites from the challenge, but admittedly, I forgot to steam the carrots beforehand. I blended them with the spinach to try to help with consistency, but it was still a little gritty (I used baby carrots bc it’s what I had). I added a little coconut milk for some more liquid because my pineapple and strawberries were both frozen and it was a little thick.
    Update: it got better as I drank it, but still not in my top 5 for the challenge.

  4. Judith Walter says:

    Liked this smoothie, one of my favorites. I couldn’t really taste the carrots. I may start adding them to more smoothies

  5. Beatrix says:

    Very fresh and hydrating

  6. Sabrina Schroeder says:

    I really like the flavor of this recipe. My Vitamix threw chunks of carrot and spinach into the top of the blender, I would recommend scraping out the lid and sides then remixing a little so as to not loose all these good bits.

  7. Lynne Miles says:

    I thought the carrot would be too fibrous, but it worked well. Another smoothie enjoyed.

  8. Angie Reyes says:

    Loved this smoothie. I forget to add carrots to my smoothies. I’ll remember now! So good!

  9. Stephanie H says:

    The carrot taste was very faint. This would be even better if I added more carrots. I also had to add about a quarter cup more of coconut water because it was to thick to blend. Overall a good smoothie.

  10. Susan Smith says:

    Carrot? I didn’t taste carrots! This one might be my new favorite.

  11. Venetria Patton says:

    I mixed this up a bit by swapping kale for spinach,
    using pineapple flavored unsweetened coconut water, adding flax seed, and an inch of ginger root. It was pretty good. I liked the ginger and flax seed, but tend to prefer spinach over kale. I also used cooked carrots.

  12. Melanie says:

    I usually juice my carrots and not in my smoothies. I enjoyed it.

  13. Kim Thompson says:

    Day 8 of the Green Smoothie Challenge – Today’s smoothie was the Carrot Smoothie with spinach, coconut water, carrots, strawberries and pineapple. I had forgotten to get more spinach when I went to the store the last time, but I did have a little spinach left and used that in my smoothie along with some of the leafy part of the bok choy I had bought. Not sure if it was the bok choy, carrots or something else, but my smoothie seemed to have a bit of spice to it – which I kind of liked.

  14. Deborah says:

    No. Perhaps I didn’t blend.it long enough. I could still feel the carrots. The texture was not at all pleasing.

  15. Sarah Jasinski says:

    I added Flax Seed to this smoothie as my something wild! It was good but not my favorite.

  16. Dora Suarez says:

    Yummy, I was very surprised by the carrots. Would try this again.

  17. Ajcdav says:

    The color was not appealing, but pleasantly surprised by the taste. Nice and fruity. For me it was too much liquid so I would cut it back next time.

  18. Vashti Phillips says:

    This is a nice smoothie. I used half cup of coconut water and half cup water.

  19. Erin says:

    I love adding carrots to smoothies; they provide a sweetness and flavor that is so good! This was definitely a winner

  20. Claudia says:

    Very filling. Would add carrot to other recipes

  21. Lauren Hensley says:

    I liked this one! First time putting carrots in a smoothie and I’ll for sure try it again.

  22. Courtney says:

    I was nervous about this one, but pineapple saved the day, as usual! I could taste a bit of carrot, but it really just gave the smoothie a feeling of freshness.

  23. Susan says:

    Substituted orange for pineapple. The combination goes well together. A keeper.

  24. Kathleen says:

    Love this one! One of the best so far. Less sweet than some. Which I prefer.

  25. Mindy says:

    Not a keeper for me… I’d rather eat the raw carrots on the side. Or maybe I just need to add more fruit.

  26. Loren says:

    Enjoyed this one and you don’t even taste the carrot. Added turmeric ginger smoothie cubes, pumpkin and hemp seeds.

  27. Danna says:

    A pleasant surprise!

  28. Jess Spitsbergen says:

    This was delicious!

  29. Kathi says:

    It was OK.

  30. Kimberly Wade says:

    I was apprehensive about this one, because i haven’t like the carrot smoothies i’ve made in the past. Steaming the carrot ahead of time really made a difference. I didn’t notice it this smoothie. The predominate flavors were of strawberry and pineapple.

  31. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Yum….. an interesting smoothie. As always I made it a meal replacement smoothie and I added something wild too: a piece of fresh ginger!!!

  32. Amy Wheeler says:

    I can’t even taste the carrot. For me that’s great! Lol! This one is nice and tangy, not overly sweet, and refreshing start to my morning.

  33. Susan says:

    I’m on the fence with this smoothie. Not sure if it’s the carrots in a smoothie. While I like carrots not sure I like it in my smoothie, I do like trying new things. I’ll keep an open mind to trying it again n maybe adding some other fruits❤️

  34. Laura says:

    This one was just alright; I used purple carrot so maybe it gave too strong of a carrot flavor? I did taste the hint of sweetness, so it was interesting getting the earthiness and sweetness.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi Laura – Great feedback! Purple carrots actually have one of the most sweet flavors of all the carrots. However, they also can have a peppery taste along with it, which might account for the earthiness. If you’d like the nutritional benefit of carrot, yet a milder flavor, you could try a yellow carrot next time. They are said to be the most mild and have hardly any earthy flavor. Let us know what you think if you do!

  35. Sloane Grey says:

    Yummy and refreshing!!

  36. Tara Pittman says:

    I love adding carrots to my smoothies but not with spinach. That was too many veggies for me

  37. Catherine lennon says:

    Day 8 of my 10 challenge – this one has me nervous first one adding vegetables but YUM YUM YUM , these challenges are really inspiring, have me trying smoothies for the first time and consuming more fruit and vegetables than I have ever had in my life !!!
    I share in all my smoothie groups and NutriBullet recipe pages I can not recommend these recipes another !!!

  38. Yolanda says:

    Pretty good! I haven’t used carrots before.

  39. Cynthia says:

    Was surprised at the flavor, will definitely try this one again.

  40. Melissa Chiappone says:

    I do not particularly like carrots, especially in my smoothies. It just isn’t as smooth and I guess I have sensory issues. lol.
    The taste was not so bad, just didn’t like the texture. I made a 2nd and left out the carrot, but added some kale and i liked it better.

  41. Gillian says:

    This one was less sweet than most, partly due to frozen strawberries & pineapple, rather than ultra-sweet fresh fruit. I enjoyed it, but not over keen on the coconut. Really benefiting from this challenge and actually beginning to get the smoothie habit! Thanks Jen!

  42. Fiona Gough says:

    Not my favourite.

  43. Windy says:

    No grapes but loved it!

  44. Tracy Lee says:

    This one improved after the sip, given time for the flavors to warm in my mouth a bit. The texture is different, more like an applesauce due to the carrots. Not bad for a change of pace.

  45. Sheila says:

    This one was not my favorite, but. I drank it all because of all the goodness inside! I have been fighting off something and I think this one really boosted my immunity! I will make it again!

  46. Justina says:

    I found it to think and hard to drink. I added more water and it was fine.

  47. Hilde says:

    Yum!

    Switched strawberry for a mix of berries (strawberry, cherries and raspberry) and the spinach for a mix of kale and lettuce =)

  48. Julie says:

    I love that this is healthy and raw, but it wasn’t a favorite. I think next time I will add less carrots and maybe add some ginger.

  49. Roxanne Villaluz says:

    I had no idea what to expect with this smoothie! It ended up being super refreshing & I sliced my raw carrots thinly & my vitamix had no problem 🙂

    YUM!

  50. Sandra S says:

    I’m still like um, no thanks. Not crazy about the flavor.

  51. Louise says:

    Ordered my Vitamix! Another great smoothie!

  52. Cj says:

    Not a big fan of this one. The carrots threw me off. I couldn’t get them to blend well. Definitely missing the banana

  53. Tiffany says:

    Really good! especially when using sweet winter carrots. I love carrots though.

  54. Tammy says:

    This one was ok. Wouldn’t be a regular at this point because of the carrots. Next time may steam carrots first.

  55. Laura White says:

    Didn’t have carrots so added half a sweet potato. Not a pretty color but surprisingly good.

  56. Nicole says:

    Here for Rawkstar Bingo to rate Day 8 smoothie on the blog! 5/5! The amount of carrots definitely impacts whether this smoothie is more sweet or savory.

  57. Jen C. says:

    Tastes good.

  58. Tammy Avery Gibson says:

    With spinach and carrots the recipe was a little too savory. I think I will reduce the carrot mix.

    I did just order the Vitamix special sale (using ninja with the single serving cup to increase the smoothness of the blend). Very excited about the new blender.

  59. Leesa says:

    Surprisingly good! Although I added a bit too much carrot, it was lovely!

  60. Audrey says:

    This was surprisingly good. I love fresh carrot juice, but was not sure how it would taste with the fruit. It was delicious.

  61. Diana says:

    Definitely looked this one. I did modify it and made it a meal replacement.

  62. Margaret Eacker says:

    My FAVORITE so far. I will definitely be making this one again.

  63. Caroline says:

    I wonder if Bugs Bunny would have like this new way of eating carrots, but I did! 😉

  64. Kimberly says:

    Not too sweet but I love the Pineapple added

  65. Tammy Verhulst says:

    Making sure I rated this recipe. I know I have commented already.

  66. Kelsey says:

    It was okay, would drink again but not my favorite.

  67. Lisa L says:

    I liked this one, too. Honestly, I haven’t had a smoothie during this challenge that I didn’t like!

  68. Mary says:

    Carrots and Strawberries! Who knew they would taste good together. Not a bad smoothie. Also, I’m not a fan of coconut but I have to say, putting it into a smoothie-you can’t even taste it!! #rawkstar

  69. Meagan says:

    I’m only giving this 3 stars because it was edible and it was sweet. Not a favorite! However, I think I don’t like the smoothies with coconut water that aren’t paired with a creamy fruit.

  70. ktibet says:

    i’d drink this again

  71. julie says:

    good

  72. K Bens says:

    This one reminds me of the breakfast smoothies I used to make my son when he was in high school – he was drinking all sorts of veggies but did not realize it…way to go!!!

  73. Mary D says:

    This one looked a little icky and was a bit grainy in texture, but the flavor was yummy!

  74. Leslie says:

    This smoothie tasted great but I also added ginger, protein powder and coconut yogurt and used it as a meal replacement.

  75. Karole T says:

    Drinkable. Had to substitute the carrots for blueberries. Coconut water not really a favorite so will use just plain water next time

  76. Camille says:

    Oooooooh Yeah! The young rawkstar who is on this journey with me loves this one too! Feel like non-stop slurping! We added extra veggies in place of the pineapple.

  77. Mary Middleton says:

    This smoothie tasted great! I had to add more liquid since everything I used was either frozen or carrots. I turned this into a meal replacement smoothie by adding chia seeds & MCT oil. It stays in the rotation!

  78. Efef Salem Wood says:

    I have blended carrots with my smoothies in the past but not often enough. This was a very good combination.

  79. Atlanta says:

    I wasn’t able to add the carrot so I just ate them. Added the usual glow protein powder and chia seeds. I’m a real rawkstar now!

  80. Raquel says:

    It was an ok smoothie. Isn’t high on my faves but was drinkable

  81. Luda says:

    It was pleasantly tasty .

  82. Tammy Verhulst says:

    I love the carrots.

  83. Angeline says:

    Love this! I love that you put veggies in and you really don’t taste it. Great way to get kids to eat their veggie. I just did water not coconut water

  84. Leasa says:

    This one wasn’t my favorite. I think it was the coconut water. I will make it again with a different liquid.

  85. Joan says:

    This was just so-so. Wasn’t sweet enough for me so I had to add a banana. I’ll definitely drink it, just not one of my top pics 🙂

  86. Christine says:

    Very good. I was surprised how good it was, I have never had a carrot in a smoothie before!

  87. Jennifer J says:

    I did not care for the texture of this smoothie. The carrots and coconut water left it watery and not fully incorporated. The flavor was great, but an ingredient is needed to make it more creamier and blended.

  88. Barb Dreger says:

    Kale yeah! Love the recipes with more veggies- this one fits the bill!

  89. Connie says:

    Good, not my favorite.

  90. Steve Dreger says:

    This is good, but I like it with avocado better.

  91. Marie says:

    Not a big fan. It was smooth as I blended the carrots after I did the spinach, then added the strawberries and pineapple. My son thought it tasted ok. I don’t think I will make it again.

  92. Joy Spencer says:

    Not a favourite but we did drink them! If I used my Vitamix I think it would have been smoother!

  93. Stephanie says:

    Not a fan of this one. We drank it but won’t make this one again.

  94. Ann says:

    Good flavor, but my oysterizer blender doesn’t get the carrot smooth. It was the grittest smoothy so far.

  95. Deanna Perlmutter says:

    I liked this drink, but it was a little too many flavors for me & was a little muddy for me.
    Definitely drinkable, but not my favorite.

  96. Jeremy says:

    Carrots hits the mark in this one. The pineapple washes it out, but the carrot balances the sweetness for a nice overall pleasant flavour.

  97. Krista says:

    Surprisingly, I really like this smoothie! Must have something to do with that coconut water again, and sweetness from the carrot. Sold!

  98. Cheryl P. says:

    Really surprised with the taste of carrot… It was pretty good! Really thick so added more liquid. Added some banana for some sweetness.

  99. Deborah Jacobs says:

    I like it, but I really adopted it to my tastes. I added a lot more liquid to this one. Enough so that I had two full glasses. I used a coconut/pineapple infusion which gave it some flavor but the dilution really took away the other flavors. I am sure the carrot is what made it thick. I don’t like carrots to begin with, so this was a hard one for me. I didn’t think it was sweet at all.

  100. Margaret says:

    Day 8 – Carrot Cooler. What a delightful change! I bulked up the carrot, and a few extra strawberries, and it was very tasty!

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