This simple, allergy-friendly, plant-based Carrot Orange Smoothie is a delicious and vitamin-packed way to start your day. Or use it to cool off during the summer heat!
Smoothie on the brain.
It’s that time of year when smoothies are about all I want to eat. Well, other than chocolate cake, anyway, but that’s not really here nor there.
Anyway, I’ve been making up so many delicious smoothies lately, that I’m thinking of writing a little ebook devoted to them. Because I love them, and you should too. 😉
Besides my usual Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, and various other fruit smoothies, I’ve been experimenting with carrot juice.
Me + carrot juice ≠ true love.
Now, carrot juice and I don’t have the best relationship. Not that I don’t love carrots. My family could probably live off them. We regularly buy 25 pound bags of organic juicing carrots at our local Publix. Yes, carrots I love – carrot juice, not so much.
You see, I grew up in the house of a crunchy real foodie (yeah, before it was popular), and for my all natural punishment, my dear mother would have us drink freshly pressed carrot juice.
Though I’m sure if you ask her it totally wasn’t a punishment.
Regardless, it set me and carrot juice off to a rather bad start. 😉
So I’ve been on the path to mend our broken relationship, because I know that carrot juice is full of wonderful vitamins and minerals, like vitamins A, C, K, B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Enter this Carrot Orange Smoothie. It helps.
Carrot Orange Smoothie
Now, to make this gem, you can either throw a nice, organic, juicing carrot in the blender (I use my wonderful Blendtec for my homemade juices), along with an orange, puree, and then strain, or you can use some nice pre-made juice, like this one.
Add in a few other wonderful fruits like pineapple and bananas, and you’ve got a delicious drink on your hands! Or in your glass Mason jar, if you’re like me. 😉
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Carrot Orange Smoothie
Free from gluten, grain, dairy, eggs, and sugar.
- 1 cup carrot juice *
- 1/2 cup orange juice *
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 overripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (I like to use my homemade extract)
- 1 1/2 cup ice
Put everything in a blender with the ice on top and puree until smooth!
I use fresh homemade carrot juice in my blender for this recipe (see the ‘Carrot Orange Smoothie’ header above for how-to). If your blender isn’t strong enough to juice carrots, you can either use a juice (like this one), or get yourself a better blender!
This looks so refreshing and perfect for the warm summer days ♥
Thank you, Summer! 🙂
This looks like the perfect refreshing summer treat!
Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂
This looks so delicious!
Thanks, Bethany! 🙂
Boy this sounds so refreshing and healthy. I love the combination of fruits of pineapple, applesauce, bananas and orange juice with the wonderful super carrots. Smoothies are always such an easy quick snack or meal. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!.
I agree, Marla! Smoothies are one of my favorite meals. 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by and pinning and tweeting. 🙂
I will be making this delicious smoothie, just pinned it! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
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I hope you enjoy it, Helen! Thank you for pinning!
Mmmmm, this sounds delightful and so refreshing! I will have to give this a try!
Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Thank you, Jennifer! 🙂
This looks so lovely and creamy, Raia. It would go so well with a small square of dark chocolate on the side. 🙂
Good thinking, Barbara. 😉
This sounds delicious! I made my kids a carrot and berry smoothie the other day and they loved it. I’ll have to try this one too. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase link party.
Oooh! That sounds great, too, Kati! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration. 😉
Ooh, this sounds really refershing – I want it now! #freefrmfridays
Sounds delish and healthy. I love having smoothies for breakfast!
Thanks, Charlene! 🙂 Smoothies are my breakfast go-to.
This sounds wonderful. I haven’t had carrot juice in a really long time and I bet the added orange & pineapple juice makes this a super tasty drink. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.
They are a wonderful addition, Erlene. 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by and pinning!
Oh, great tip! I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to use carrots in my smoothies, and I think I’m going to try to your recommendation to use carrot juice. I have a food processor but it doesn’t puree the carrots quite enough so that I’m stuck with chunks. I bet carrot juice will make all the difference!
It does, Kim! My hubby doesn’t mind the chunks or carrot pulp, but I’m not a fan. 😉 Hope you enjoy your carrot juice smoothies!
With all of my favorite ingredients in one smoothie, who can resist this tasty delight? We’re so glad you shared this healthy and delicious Carrot Orange Smoothie recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!
It is a great way to get all those nutrients into your body! Thanks for stopping by, Deborah!
This sounds so fresh and delicious! I love the idea of orange, pineapple and carrot together. I look forward to trying it!
I hope you enjoy it, Jennifer!
A perfectly delicious and veggie packed smoothie!
Thanks, Rebecca! 🙂
This sounds DELICIOUS. I love everything used in it. Gotta make this before orange prices go up.
Good thinking. 😉 I hope you enjoy it!
I also added a bit of turmeric, but you can bearly sense it s there so you can definitely serve this Orange Carrot Persimmon Smoothie to your kids.
Beautiful, delicious and so refreshing!
Thank you! 🙂
Oh YES! Creamy and dreamy and fresh!
Mmm this sounds and looks SO delish!!!
LOVE the colour too.
Thanks for the usual “inspiration”!
Haha! You’re so welcome. 😉