Carrots are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They can help keep your eyes healthy, and improve your immune system. Most people consume added carrots in the form of carrot juice.
And although Carrot juice is sweet, when juiced, it can taste rather earthy. Not sure that’s the first experience you want to give your taste buds in the morning. Instead adding carrots to a smoothie is a genius way of tricking yourself into consuming more carrots.
Carrot Lemonade Smoothie Recipe
- 4 carrots (peeled and cut)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 lemon (juiced)
- ¼ bunch parsley
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- ½ inch knob of ginger
- 1 cup water
- stevia (optional to taste)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender
- Reserve a small amount of the hemp seeds to top the smoothie
Notes: If you want to use fresh carrot juice, make the following changes: replace 1/2 cup of water and the 4 carrots with 1 cup of carrot juice and add 1/2 additional banana to help keep the smoothie smooth.
As for the stevia level, blend the smoothie first, taste it, and then add some liquid stevia as needed to make your desired sweetness level.
Are Carrot Smoothies Healthy?
Carrots are a great source of nutrients and vitamins, and when juiced, they make a delicious and sweet drink. Carrot smoothies are very low in calories and fat, making it a great choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight.
How long is a smoothie with carrots good for?
A carrot smoothie can last in the fridge for up to 48 hours but is best enjoyed fresh.
Can you freeze a carrot smoothie?
Yes, you can freeze carrot smoothies. This way they can last up to a month in the freezer. However, if you are freezing carrots – this is also possible for a carrot-based smoothie. Just make sure to use carrots that are peeled and chopped before freezing them. This way, they will be easy to blend once thawed.
Final thoughts on this Carrot Lemonade Smoothie
This recipe makes a delicious and refreshing drink that is perfect for summer. The carrot and lemon juices are perfectly balanced, and the lemon juice gives it a little zing. If you like, you can add a sweetener to taste. I like to add a few ice cubes to mine, as it makes it extra cool and refreshing.