This gorgeous and healthy carrot banana smoothie is loaded with fresh carrots, banana, lemon, mango, and pineapple. It's as beautiful as it is delicious! This smoothie is also easy to customize. Add dried coconut, vegan protein powder, yogurt, or nuts to make it more filling, or keep it on the lighter side with just carrots and fruit.Makes 2 servings.
3mediumcarrots, peeled and sliced into thick coins (small pieces blend more easily)
1smalllemon, juicedor use lime for even more tropical flavor.
2tablespoonscoconut flour or flakes, optional
¾teaspoonground cinnamon, optionalinclude the spices for carrot cake vibes.
½teaspoonground ginger, optional
1 to 2servingsvanilla plant-based protein powder, optional
coconut flakes and/or flour
Combine smoothie ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. *See Notes for tips on using a regular blender.
Pour into serving glasses and sprinkle with coconut and walnuts, if desired.
If you don't have a high speed blender:Grate the carrots instead of slicing them. Combine only the milk and shredded carrot in the blender first, and blend until smooth. If the texture still isn't as smooth as you would like, pour it through a piece of cheesecloth or a strainer to remove the pulp (catching the carrot liquid in a bowl). Then return the liquid to the blender, and add the remaining smoothie ingredients. Blend until smooth.StorageThis smoothie is best consumed after blending, but it can also be refrigerated for later in the day, if needed. Store in an airtight jar until ready to consume.