Strawberry Carrot Smoothie

We love adding veggies to our smoothies. If youre ready to blend up something delicious, try this strawberry carrot smoothie recipe and reap the nutritional benefits.

I started blending up smoothies for this very reasonI wanted to add more nutrients into my day, but as a busy mom it was a little tricky. Enter smoothies! If youre looking for a yummy green smoothie made with carrots, check out this one.

Strawberry Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Can you blend raw carrots?

Yes! You can totally blend raw carrots. However, unless youve got a high speed blender, please chop the carrots first or your blender blade may get damaged, or your smoothie may be a little chunky.

I usually buy baby carrots to add to smoothies, but if you have access to a bag of shredded carrots (check the salad section of your grocery store), they blend great.

What fruits go well with carrots?

Carrots go well with a lot of different fruits. Heres a list of fruits I love to pair with carrots in smoothies and other recipes:

Pineapple sweetens this smoothie in a blender

Pineapple sweetens this smoothie in a blender

Mueller Juicer Ultra Power, Easy Clean Extractor Press Centrifugal Juicing Machine, Wide 3" Feed Chute for Whole Fruit Vegetable, Anti-drip, High Quality, Large, Silver
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine, Big Mouth Large 3” Feed Chute for Whole Fruits and Vegetables, Easy to Clean, Centrifugal Extractor, BPA Free, 800W Motor, Black
Omega NC900HDC Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center Creates Fruit Vegetable and Wheatgrass Juice Quiet Motor Slow Masticating Dual-Stage Extraction with Adjustable Settings, 150-Watt, Metallic
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer EVO820GM - Higher Nutrients and Vitamins, BPA-Free Components, Easy to Clean, Ultra Efficient 240W, 50RPMs, Includes Smoothie and Blank Strainer-Gun Metal
Cuisinart CJE-500 Compact Juice Extractor Black, 11.5 x 11.8 x 14.2 Inch

Can you taste carrots in smoothies?

If youre trying to disguise the taste of carrots in your smoothieits a good idea to pair it up with a fruit that has stronger flavor. Carrots can be kind of earthy tasting, and if Im honest, Ive eaten bitter-tasting carrots before. I suggest adding carrots in stages until you find the right amount that works with your tastebuds.

One more thingpeeling carrots first makes a big difference too. I love buying those giant bags of baby carrots and throwing a handful or two into my smoothie. They seem to be on the sweeter side. You can also try using organic vs. conventional.

Do you have to boil carrots before blending?

Ingredients in a carrot smoothie

Ingredients in a carrot smoothie

No, you dont have to boil carrots before blending, but you certainly can. Cooked carrots will blend more easily than raw. Try steaming them to help retain nutrients or use just enough water and save it to use as the smoothie liquid.

Strawberry Carrot Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water – unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 Protein Smoothie Boost – optional
  • 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.


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