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Strawberry Carrot Smoothie

12.17.2018

Jump to Recipe Plant-Based Recipes • Smoothies • 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 […]

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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. susan says:

    not as tasty as some of the others, but drank it all up anyway! Nutrients galore!

  2. Robin J says:

    Too much carrot.

  3. Anna says:

    Tastes great despite the colour! Also added lemon to this one. Never thought to add carrot to my smoothies!

  4. Susan Garcia says:

    This is my favorite! Nice balance- not too sweet.

  5. DorisJean says:

    Very good. I added unsweetened protein powder for a boost in protein and made it a meal replacement.

  6. Robert Bowen says:

    I thought this one would be more fruity, but tasted a little bland to me. I added a half a banana which gave it enough sweetness to make it ok. Also not a very pretty green color, but luckily tasted good in the end.

  7. Marie Davino says:

    I have to admit I was not looking forward to the carrots, but it still tasted pretty good. Just takes some getting used to but my taste buds are complying 🙂 Day 8!

  8. Dora Suarez says:

    Wow, I’m surprised. I wasn’t sure how I was going to react to the addition of carrots. I was scared it was going to be lumpy but it wasn’t. I love this flavor profile. I’m giving this 4stars instead of 5 because my smoothie was to thick, 1/2c of liquid didn’t suffice, I had to modify so it was 1c of liquid. That said, I froze my carrots with the fruit as part of my smoothie prep, so not sure if left unfrozen if that would have accounted for the other 1/2c of liquid, I’m guessing so. Now I want to know what other flavor profiles/fruit combos carrots can go with.

  9. EricaRuth says:

    Sooo good! Not too sweet but sweet enough to be yummy! My favorite of 10 day challenge…

  10. Laura says:

    I found it really tasty, although I’m pretty sure I added way more carrot than needed, so that was the main flavor.

  11. Josie Martiniello says:

    I had a difficult time blending this one…the final result was soo thick for my liking. Maybe I need to make some adjustments.

  12. Linda says:

    This was good to know about raw vs cooked. I’ve done a raw diet and my body liked it at the time, but it wasn’t sustainable for my lifestyle.

  13. Christine says:

    Not too sure about today’s smoothie. I think it’s because my blender didn’t blend the carrot that well and everything was a bit chunky.

  14. Melinda N says:

    Used baby carrots and I subbed kale since I ran out of spinach. Very good, not overly sweet.

  15. Leah says:

    I like it with turmeric boost cubes

  16. Judy says:

    I followed this recipe as close as I could with the fruit and veggies but only using 3/4 cup of coconut water and 1/4 cup of water today. I liked the carrot taste, but it still was a little too sweet for me. I added some unflavored protein to give it more nutrition and lime to tamper the sweetness but still had some oatmeal for breakfast.

  17. Maxine Thomas Thomas says:

    Day 8, Carrot Cooler
    Added Tumeric Smoothie Cubes
    Substituted baby kale and celery leaves for spinich

  18. Jennifer A says:

    I made this one with baby kale, but would prefer spinach. After tasting, I boosted with coconut smoothie cubes to help lessen the kale flavor. I like the addition of carrots. It must have been good because it didn’t last long!

  19. Jamie says:

    Not my favorite but it wasn’t awful. I added hemp seeds for some protein.

  20. Kimberly Watt says:

    Loved this smoothie… a little sweeter! I add my Lean Protein Powder and Chia Seeds too!

  21. Sue says:

    I used raw sliced carrots & was surprised that it blended as well as it did.
    Tasted fine, especially like the sweetness the pineapple added.

  22. Kimberly Watt says:

    Loved this smoothie… a little sweet! I add my Lean Protein Powder and Chia Seeds too!

  23. Heather Cuddeback says:

    I like adding the carrot to the smoothies.

  24. Lori says:

    I have always loved carrots, in a smoothie or otherwise.

  25. Tammy J Verhulst says:

    I added a little extra pineapple, then some protein powder for a great breakfast.

  26. Teresa S says:

    Still going strong…. already have Vitamix blender⭐️

  27. Sheri says:

    Yum, yum and yum.

  28. Marcie says:

    This one was really good. I have never added carrots to my smoothies before, but after tasting it, will definitely have to add them in from time to time! It made me feel healthier with every sip (especially since I also added in kale because I ran out of spinach) 😉

  29. AnnMarie says:

    I actually loved this one! I air roasted some organic baby carrots until just soft to the touch.
    Loved the caramel flavor it brought.

  30. Julie says:

    Had day 7 smoothie, too be honest not my favorite. I think I might have needed at add some protein powder as I like a little thicker. It was sweet with the grapes and would be refreshing in the summer.

  31. Shawn says:

    This wasn’t too bad but it definitely wasn’t my favorite. I would repeat it again and drink when it’s frosty cold.

  32. Heather says:

    Didn’t care for this one, neither the taste or the texture, but I did drink it.

  33. Mary says:

    I did not have high hope for this one, but it was delicious! Coconut water and I’m sold from now on!

  34. Nichole says:

    This one I would like to try again but with less frozen ingredients. I had to keep adding water to get it to blend which watered down the flavor. But it still tastes pretty good.

  35. Mary Anderson says:

    Great combination of flavors. I use frozen strawberries.

  36. Beverly Doucette says:

    It was my first time using raw carrots in a smoothie! Who knew they’d be great? Another delicious smoothie.

  37. Grace says:

    Tastes better than it looks! Much less sweet than I thought it would be, but I may have used less fruit than was called for since I doubled the recipe for two people. Hubby still says it tasted earthy which must be the spinach and I added kale today. In mine I also added chia seeds and pea protein powder. I froze the fruit and spinach which made the smoothies nice and cool.

  38. FNU says:

    I loved this one but not my best, sparingly sweet and refreshing
    I enjoyed it though

  39. Not too crazy about this one. I’d rather eat my carrots – I like the crunch – than drink them!

  40. Karen says:

    Really liked this one. I love carrots in my smoothies.

  41. Karen R says:

    Day 8
    Yummy, yummy, yummy smoothie!

  42. Marguerite C says:

    This is one of my favs! I substituted cabbage for the spinach and mango for the strawberries. Also added 1 or 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

  43. Angie M says:

    Day 8, Carrot Cooler
    I loved this smoothie, I think mostly because it has another veggie in it, I’d like to see less fruit and more veggies.
    Fruit is easy to eat for me, but I struggle getting in my veggies!
    Well done!

  44. Dianna Ebright says:

    Today I made smoothie #8 Carrot Cooler using my Nutribullet blender. It did a pretty good job with the raw carrot, I shredded the carrot on my box grater. I made it with half spinach and half kale, I also added two of the turmeric boost cubes, really like them. Smoothie was very tasty although using the curly kale instead of the flat leaf kale, I could really detect the kale flavor, will most likely cut back on the kale a bit.

  45. Helen Thadathil says:

    Good one, Not a carrot lover, but smoothies keep me goin. I have almost achieved my first goal of this decade to do the 10day challenge and excercise 5 days a week. Thanks to @simplegreensmoothies Rawstars. !!!Kale Yeah!!! 2 more days to go!

  46. Melanie skinner says:

    Enjoyed this one very much.

  47. Hilgay C Beckles says:

    This smoothie has one of the lowest calorie count so I would think for losing weight it’s an excellent choice, However, in terms of titillating my taste buds, this was pretty blah 🙁 . I don’t like the taste that coconut water brings to this smoothie, next time if I use the recipe, I would use unsweetened coconut milk and and 1/2 banana

  48. Jessica Colley says:

    I liked this one! Wasn’t my absolute favorite but I liked the flavor!

  49. Annette Vos says:

    Good smoothie. More earthy taste with carrot. Wasn’t my favorite.

  50. Heather Smith says:

    I did not care much for this smoothie. Wasn’t horrible but it’s not on my list to make again.

  51. Camille Benedict says:

    It so great to see the breakdown of all the ingredients! These smoothies are so delicious! Have you ever added a fresh pear or spaghetti squash?

  52. Laura Allison says:

    Love getting extra veggies in there.

  53. Amber says:

    So I added 1/2 cup of apple instead of the carrot and it tasted so yummy. This smoothie will be one I make again.

  54. Donna says:

    Loving this 10-day smoothie challenge! Had to make a couple of substitutes given some fruits & veggies not in season (in January), but the are awesome and I feel great! Excellent way to start a new clean diet regimen! We prepped everything for each 5 & froze ahead & my husband & I have been having one for breakfast each day with a piece of dry high-fiber wheat toast. Easy for my long haul commute breakfast!

  55. Joanna Keczkowska says:

    Very yummy!

  56. Yolanda Moneyhun says:

    I can’t remember if I’ve blended with carrots or not. This one is ok. Not a favorite but ok.

  57. Ann says:

    Thesis is good!

  58. M.I. Kenison says:

    Oh my…this smoothie is smooth and sweet. I had to force myself to slow down and enjoy it. Incredible recipe.

  59. Jeanette says:

    This Carrot smoothie is a keeper. The taste is unbelievable. I added my coconut cubes to it too and flax seeds.

  60. Sue says:

    I didn’t think I would like a smoothie with carrots but I was very surprised by it. I loved this smoothie. I’d say it’s my third favorite out of the 8. It could actually tie for second.

  61. Melissa says:

    This is a great refreshing smoothie with more veggies than some of the others. Not too sweet.

  62. Kristin says:

    Really enjoyed this one. It was my first time using carrots in a SGS. I liked it and will be adding it to my rotation. My only o the comment is that I should have blended it longer.

  63. Deborah Gilbert says:

    Well it is not the prettiest smoothie.

    I miss the smoothness of the first few days of smoothies. But it is still good. The carrot is not super overpowering.

  64. Andrea says:

    I LOVE this smoothie! Wasn’t sure how I would feel about the carrots but it is a great combo. My husband is a big fan too as he loves carrot juice. Delicious! Will make again for sure.

  65. Elizabeth says:

    Now I have ANOTHER new favorite! Hard to pick just one 😉
    This one I “boosted” with Cilantro & the Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Cubes- AMAZING!
    But, I love carrots, so, I may be biased here 😉

  66. Nidia Gago says:

    Love this carrot Smoothie. Very refreshing

  67. Lalannie Knoll says:

    Surprisingly refreshing, Couldn’t taste the carrot – tasted rather tropical.

  68. Jeannette P. says:

    Very good! Sweet and earthy. Carrot compliments the strawberry and pineapple. Very refreshing.

  69. Tanya says:

    Admittedly I hate carrots and put more in this by mistake, but just did not love it. The carrot taste came through too much for me. That said I did force it down and felt better afterwards so I’m hoping I can force myself into liking it

  70. Nelleke Beats says:

    Good smoothie. More pineapple taste than carrot.

  71. Shelley says:

    My favourite smoothie in the 10 challenge. It was delicious and I will make it again for sure. I swapped out the strawberries for raspberries. Mm so yummy. 5 stars for you!!

  72. Lorraine Kgosidintsi says:

    I had never imagined carrots could blend so well. WOW! And taste even good. I loved it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Lorraine,

      Yay for trying new ingredients with your smoothie!

      Happy blending!!

  73. Mireille says:

    Delicious. I love the combo of veggies and fruits in a smoothie, but not a fan of coconut water. Thankfully, it tasted great with filtered water.

  74. tiffany says:

    Much to my surprise the carrots were great in this smoothie, it was quite refreshing!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Tiffany,

      That’s awesome! So happy we were able to surprise you with this recipe 🙂

      Cheers!

  75. Cecily says:

    I love adding carrots into my smoothies and this one was a good one for sure! It’s a keeper in my book!

  76. Sandra S says:

    Not a fan of the Carrot in a smoothie. I love carrot ginger juice. Adding almond milk was the deal breaker for me.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Sandra,

      You could always try it again with a different nut milk and see if that is better for you!

  77. Bonnie says:

    Loved this one!! Super tasty and who knew carrots could go into a smoothie!!

  78. Katie Gehrke says:

    I never would’ve thought of this combo on my own. It was very tasty!!

  79. Julie says:

    Very interesting with carrots.

  80. Rebecca Knievel says:

    Who knew? I’ve juiced carrots but never smoothies them with strawberries and pineapple. I love veggies in my smoothies so will try more carrot and less fruit next time, but very tasty!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Rebecca,

      Glad we got you to try something new!!

      Yay for more veggies in your smoothie 🙂

  81. Tanya says:

    Yumo, love your recipes, so simple and tasty, I am a convert, would love the book!!

  82. Kathryn says:

    This smoothie is so yummy! I love the idea of adding carrots to a smoothie. It came out a bit grainy due to put the carrots into the blender in fairly large pieces, so will have to try grating them next time.

  83. Kelly says:

    Never in my life would I think to put these ingredients together but I am sure glad you did! I love the flavor that the carrot brings to this recipe. My new fave!

  84. Marion says:

    First time for using carrots in a smoothie for breakfast but I didn’t mind a bit. I love carrots and they didn’t make the smoothie taste weird at all (like I thought it would!)

  85. Lolita Wallace says:

    Pretty good! The strawberry and pineapple did a good job of camouflaging the carrot!

  86. Marilyn says:

    This was quite good. There was something about combining carrots and spinach that had me worried but I really enjoyed it. These recipes rawk!

  87. Megan Dear says:

    This one was ok. Not a fan of the carrot taste, even though I like carrots. I’ll try steaming them a little next time.

  88. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Love this smoothie – plan on adding it to my rotation of smoothies I make using Bell Peppers (red, yellow or orange ones) and Celery!

  89. Neal says:

    This was different. I got a strong carrot taste but it was balanced by the strawberries. I didnt really get any pineapple coming thorough but maybe it worked in the background.

  90. Tanya says:

    Perfect timing for this recipe! I was just trying to think of ways to use up the rest of my shredded carrots – I didn’t think about adding them to smoothies, but was pleasantly surprised with their added flavor, thanks!

    • Wendy morris says:

      I loved the consistency of this smoothie..I steam the carrots slightly and then blend with the coconut water which was smooth quickly then add the other ingredients..I took out pineapple and add cherries and I would call this smoothie my favourite one so far..DELICIOUS

  91. Bonnie says:

    This had a strong carrot taste which is ok with me as I like carrots

  92. Shari C says:

    First time using carrots. I grated them and they blended up beautifully. Unique taste.

  93. Anita says:

    Four stars, I was okay with this combination. First time adding carrot to a smoothie.

  94. Michelle says:

    Loved this one! So did my husband.

  95. Cory says:

    Really yummy!! My husband and I have enjoyed every one from day 1 of the challenge!

  96. Valerie W says:

    The kids didn’t like, but my husband and I enjoyed.

  97. Bethany Vines says:

    I really like this one, and using carrots was new to me! I’ve never trusted my blender to handle them, but now I know it can if I steam them first! It has just the right amount of sweetness.

  98. Emily says:

    This wasn’t terrible, but it mostly tasted like carrot to me.

  99. Amber says:

    This smoothie was good.

  100. Pam says:

    Grating carrot was delightful, made a smoother texture for sure. Ok flavour, will try again.

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