Made with 100% carrot juice, oat milk, fresh ginger, banana, pineapple, and mango, this 5-minute Tropical Carrot Smoothie Recipe is a delicious treat the whole family will love! Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
Easy Carrot Smoothie
Carrots aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when making a smoothie. They’re really hard, for starters. I mean, not all of us have blenders powerful enough to pulverize this solid root vegetable. As a result, they’re usually skipped over for more blendable veggies like spinach or cooked beets and saved for roasting and dipping into hummus.
Fortunately, I have solutions. Because carrots really deserve a spot in smoothies– especially when they’re combined with tropical fruits like mango and pineapple.
Anyway, my 6-year-old could not get enough of this orange-colored smoothie! Proof that my child does like some of the things I make for him.
- Carrot Juice – Not all carrot juice is created equally. In fact, most carrot juice available is probably a carrot juice “blend” of some sort to sweeten it up a bit. You could use this, of course, but to get the full nutritional benefits of carrot juice, you’ll want to use carrot juice that is 100% carrot juice listed as the ingredient.
- Oat Milk – I added oat milk (personal preference), but feel free to use what works best for you and your family. Prefer not to use any milk at all? Substitute with more carrot juice or use pineapple juice instead.
- Bananas – If you have frozen bananas, use them. Frozen bananas make smoothies extra cold and creamy.
- Frozen mango and pineapple – Frozen fruit is an absolute must. It’s like adding sweet, delicious-flavored ice cubes which helps keep your smoothie ice-cold.
- Fresh ginger – Ginger is believed to soothe upset tummies, fight infections, and boost immunity (source). I just think it tastes good.
For the full list and amounts of ingredients, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
How to Make this Carrot Smoothie
Add the liquids (carrot juice and milk) followed by solid and frozen ingredients (frozen fruit and ice) to the bowl of a large, high-speed blender. Process until the frozen fruit and the ginger is fully blended. Divide among glasses and serve immediately.
Can You Use Fresh Carrots in Smoothies?
Yes. If you can’t find 100% carrot juice, it’s super easy to simply toss a carrot or two into your smoothie! Simply wash, and roughly chop, before transferring to the bowl of your blender. The only thing you’ll need is a high-speed blender (my Vitamix tears through carrots no prob).
If you’re concerned that your blender won’t be able to fully process your carrots, simply shred your carrots first. Easy, right?
And the bonus of adding whole carrots? All that healthy fiber plus the yummy juice.
Have you tried making this Carrot Smoothie Recipe?
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Tropical Carrot Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup fresh carrot juice
- 1 cup oat milk - (or milk of choice)
- 1 large banana - (or 2 small)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup ice
- ½ tablespoon fresh ginger - (1 small knob of fresh ginger peeled)
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a large blender, starting with the liquids (carrot juice and milk) and ending with the frozen ingredients (frozen fruit and ice).
- Process until frozen mango and pineapple are fully blended and the ginger is completely processed.
- Best served immediately.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)