Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
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If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy way to start your day, look no further than this easy strawberry carrot smoothie recipe.
It’s made with simple, unprocessed ingredients and is gluten free, dairy free, and low in fat and calories. Plus, it’s a great way to get some extra fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Why We Love This Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
This smoothie is a great way to get some extra fruits and vegetables into your day. Strawberries are a good source of vitamins C as well as fiber. Carrots are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber.
And bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamins C and B6, and fiber.
Plus, this smoothie is low fat and calories, making it a great choice if you’re watching your weight. And it’s sweetened with honey and grapefruit juice, so there’s no need to add any extra sugar.
Ingredients in Our Carrot Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
Strawberries are great sources of vitamin C and fiber. They’re also low in calories, making them a great choice if you’re watching your weight. They add a natural sweetness to the smoothie and really add depth of flavor.
I like to use fresh strawberries but frozen strawberries will also work in this recipe.
Bananas are rich in potassium, B vitamins, and fiber. They’re also a good source of carbohydrates, which can give you lasting energy throughout the day.
I like to use a frozen banana because not only does it add sweetness, it also gives a wonderful creamy texture to the smoothie.
Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. They’re also low in calories and have a natural sweetness that pairs well with the strawberries.
I like to use raw carrots in this recipe because they add a slight crunch to the smoothie, but you could also use frozen carrots if you prefer. Our grocery store carries cut carrots in the freezer section, and they would work fine.
Almond milk is a great choice for this recipe because it’s low in calories, fat, and sugar. It’s also dairy free and a good source of calcium and vitamin E.
If you don’t have almond milk, you could use another type of non-dairy milk such as soy milk, cashew milk, oat milk or coconut milk. You can also use water, coconut water, carrot juice or orange juice in place of the milk.
Honey is a natural sweetener that’s great for this recipe because it’s low in calories and add a touch of sweetness without being overpowering.
If you don’t have honey, you could use another type of natural sweetener such as agave nectar or maple syrup. You could also use a sugar substitute such as stevie or monk fruit. Or leave it out if you prefer.
Vanilla extract adds a nice flavor to the smoothie and pairs well with the other ingredients.
If you don’t have vanilla extract, you could use another type of flavoring such as almond extract or orange extract. Or you could leave it out if you prefer.
If I’m making this a breakfast smoothie I will often use vanilla protein powder instead of the vanilla extract. Another option is to use vanilla milk and skip the extract.
We are using just a tiny bit of grapefruit juice to balance out the other flavors in this smoothie. If you don’t have grapefruit juice, you could use another type of citrus juice such as orange juice, lime juice or lemon juice. You can even use carrot juice.
How to Make a Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
Now that we’ve gone over the ingredients, let’s talk about how to make this smoothie. It’s really easy!
Start by adding the strawberries, banana, and carrots to a blender. Add the almond milk, honey, vanilla, and grapefruit juice.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
If you don’t have a high powered blender, you may want to chop the vegetables into smaller pieces before adding them to the blender. This will help them blend more easily.
If you find that the smoothie is too thick, you can add more almond milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
If you find that the smoothie is too sweet, you can add a little bit of lemon juice to balance out the sweetness.
This recipe makes two small servings or one large serving.
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How to Customize This Healthy Smoothie Recipe
Make it green: Add a handful of leafy greens like spinach or kale to the blender for an extra nutrient boost.
Add more fruit: If you want a sweeter smoothie, add more fruit such as berries, frozen mango, or pineapple.
Make it chocolate: Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder (or cacao powder) for a chocolate strawberry carrot smoothie, or a scoop of chocolate protein powder.
Add protein: For a heartier smoothie, add a scoop of protein powder, chia seeds, peanut butter or Greek yogurt. This will also make it more filling.
Add healthy fats: For a creamier smoothie, add a tablespoon of nut butter or avocado. This will also make it more filling.
Make it colder: Add some ice cubes to the blender for a cold, refreshing smoothie.
Make it a smoothie bowl: Don’t add as much liquid to the blender so that it’s thicker. Pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings such as granola, fruits, or nuts. Frozen fruit really helps to thicken a smoothie bowl, so try using as much frozen fruit as possible.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can customize this recipe to make it your own. Feel free to experiment and find what you like!
Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
- Measuring Equipment
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1/2 cup carrots (peeled if desired or use baby carrot)1
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp grapefruit juice (or lemon or lime juice)
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth.
Final Thoughts on Our Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
This strawberry carrot smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start your day or have a quick snack. Made with simple, unprocessed ingredients, it’s low in calories and fat, and is gluten free, dairy free with no added sugar. It’s also a great way to get your fruits and vegetables in!
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