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Strawberry Carrot Smoothie


Blending up veggies is a great way to add more plant-based goodness. This Carrot Smoothie provides one full serving of veggies.

If you’d told me when I started drinking green smoothies that I would be adding other veggies beside kale or spinach into my smoothies, I’d have told you you were crazy! But the more you drink green smoothies, the more your body starts to crave veggies and you get creative with your blends.

I like to eat my veggies too, but I like adding extra to my smoothies for added nutrition and fiber.

Carrots are a good place to start if you’re looking to add other veggies into your smoothies. This Strawberry Carrot Smoothie includes vitamin C-rich pineapple that pair well with the earthy carrot. If you’re looking to boost your Vitamin C, check out our DIY Smoothie Cubes.

Carrot Smoothie in a mason jar with eco-friendly straw

What Are The Health Benefits of Carrots?

You were probably told as a child, as I was, that eating carrots would help your eyesight, particularly night vision or being able to see in dim light. And it’s true! Though now we look at screens so much that advice is changing. 😉

Carrots contain beta carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, which helps eyesight, but also helps maintain healthy bones, teeth, soft tissues and mucus membranes, and skin. Vitamin A aids collagen production which can help repair damaged skin.

Warning: It turns out that eating too many carrots may have an unwanted side effect. Too much beta carotene in your diet can make your skin take on an orange hue… or even a sorta tan.

Is It Healthier To Eat Raw or Cooked Carrots?

It’s important to have a diet rich in raw and cooked vegetables. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily.

Cooking makes food easier to eat because the cell walls become softer and less rigid making it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients. Cooked carrots also have more beta carotene than raw. Some of the vitamin C in carrots is lost during cooking, but it’s easily remedied by consuming plenty of foods that contain vitamin C.

What kind to use in a carrot smoothie?

Raw carrots are great for snacking. I prefer raw carrots in my smoothies mainly because I have a high powered blender and it retains the most nutrients. Need a blender recommendation? Be sure to check out our Blender Guide for everything you need to decide which blender is best for you.

But as far as nutrition goes, as long as you’re eating veggies, it doesn’t matter if they are raw or cooked. They’re good for you either way!

I’d love to know if you’ve ever blended with carrots. Let me know in the comments!

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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…carrot smoothie?! 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. Sandra S

    January 10th, 2020 at 12:21 am

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

  2. Roxanne Villaluz

    January 10th, 2020 at 10:28 am

    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!

  3. Julie

    January 10th, 2020 at 10:59 am

    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.

  4. Hilde

    January 10th, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Yum!

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

  5. Justina

    January 10th, 2020 at 4:06 pm

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

  6. Sheila

    January 10th, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    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!

  7. Tracy Lee

    January 10th, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    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.

  8. Windy

    January 10th, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    No grapes but loved it!

  9. Fiona Gough

    January 10th, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Not my favourite.

  10. Gillian

    January 11th, 2020 at 9:25 am

    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!

  11. Melissa Chiappone

    January 11th, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    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.

  12. Cynthia

    January 11th, 2020 at 1:35 pm

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

  13. Yolanda

    January 11th, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Pretty good! I haven’t used carrots before.

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