Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Carrots bring natural sweetness to a smoothie, plus plenty of nutritional goodness.  This carrot smoothie recipe mixes carrots with oranges to create a gorgeous colored concoction – plus it’s a great way to start your day.

Carrot Smoothie Recipe

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Carrots are a root veggie – along with beetroot, parnips and artichoke. This veggie family are a good source of fiber and micronutrients, including beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium – which can help preserve bone calcium.

Citrus fruit, like oranges, are nutrition all-rounders – they’re rich in minerals, vitamin C and B, plus they’re a good source of folate and potassium, which can help preserve bone calcium.

They also have a number of phytochemicals and the soluble type of fiber, which can help to lower cholesterol.

Citrus fruits as a group are big stars in the fruit world. A whole lot of goodness in a sweet little glass.

What you need:

  • 2 oranges peeled
  • 2 carrots – chopped (grated if your blender isn’t very powerful)
  • 2 cups of water – coconut or plain filtered
  • Two handfuls of ice

Serves two

Make this smoothie:

  1. The water goes into the blender first, followed by the oranges, the carrot and then the ice.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds to a minute – depending on the power of your blender – until smooth. Start at a slow speed, to get things moving, before switching to full speed. If you have preset smoothie cycle on your blender you can use that.
  3. Pour and enjoy.
  4. Be happy and feel great.

As always you can experiment – add a banana or ½ cup of fresh chopped pineapple, some fresh ginger or perhaps some chia or flax seeds.

Tips:

When picking carrots go for firm ones. In the case of oranges you should choose firm heavy glossy and bright looking fruit – with no bruising.

Check out our guide for all the best tips on how to make the perfect smoothie.

Carrot Smoothie Recipe
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 oranges - peeled
  • 2 carrots – chopped (grated if your blender isn’t very powerful)
  • 2 cups of water – coconut or plain filtered
  • Two handfuls of ice
Instructions
  1. The water goes into the blender first, followed by the oranges, the carrot and then the ice.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds to a minute – depending on the power of your blender – until smooth. Start at a slow speed, to get things moving, before switching to full speed. If you have preset smoothie cycle on your blender you can use that.
  3. Pour and enjoy. Be happy and feel great.
  4. As always you can experiment – add a banana or ½ cup of fresh chopped pineapple, some fresh ginger or perhaps some chia or flax seeds.

 

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