Creamsicle Carrot Orange Smoothie
This carrot orange smoothie tastes like an indulgent orange creamsicle in sippable form! A sweet-and-creamy base of banana and coconut cream, blended into an energizing breakfast smoothie with carrots and orange juice. Offering a dose of veggies, fruit, and energizing fats all-in-one! Scrumptiously simple, with only 4 ingredients and no added sugars.
I love this orange and carrot smoothie recipe because it feels like I’m enjoying a sweet treat while I’m sipping up a serving of veggies. And, it’s hard to beat how easy it is to make a 4-ingredient smoothie. Just toss everything into the blender and blend—you don’t even need to cook the carrots first! A fun and flavorful vegetable smoothie, with plenty of room for you to customize.
For another unique veggie smoothie idea, try my low-carb Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie!
Carrot Smoothie Benefits
This veggie smoothie recipe features one of the sweetest vegetables you can find: carrots. Just 1 medium adult carrot contains almost 3g of natural sugars, along with almost 2g of fiber. You can taste that subtle sweetness when you’re eating a raw carrot, and the flavor pairs perfectly in this creamy orange banana smoothie. It’s honestly such a sweet and tasty treat, you’d never guess you’re sipping on veggies! And, adding carrots in a smoothie is extra-easy since you can just blend them in raw.
Plus, all of the hype about carrots improving eyesight has some truth to it. The bright orange color in foods like carrots and sweet potato comes from beta carotene: an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is crucial to maintaining our eye health, as well as protecting our eyes as we age. Luckily, just 1 adult carrot contains over half of our daily recommended amount of vitamin A. And in this raw carrot smoothie, you’ll sip up 3 whole carrots! (For another sippable source of beta carotene, try my vegan sweet potato smoothie!)
Sweet & Nutritious Oranges
This carrot breakfast smoothie also features one of the sweetest & juiciest of all citrus fruits: oranges. By squeezing your juice from a fresh orange, you can amp up the natural sweetness—no need for added sugars or sweeteners. Freshly squeezed orange juice also offers some dietary fiber, essential vitamins, and even a bit of protein. Combined with the healthy fats in coconut cream, this orange carrot shake is a nutritious and energizing morning beverage!
Carrot Orange Smoothie…Or Veggie Milkshake?!
All health benefits aside, I gotta say: this veggie smoothie just tastes plain good. Sometimes, I don’t want a healthy smoothie that tastes like vegetables—I want a healthy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie, or an orange creamsicle! The combination of a frozen banana and coconut cream transforms this simple carrot and orange smoothie into a sweet, heavenly creamsicle treat. With its thick and indulgent texture, it’s more like a vegetable milkshake! Personally, I Don’t believe me? I don’t CARROT all. (Heh heh.) Try it for yourself, and you’ll be in love after just one sip.
Creamsicle Carrot Orange Smoothie
Carrot Orange Smoothie
- 3 carrots
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 orange, zest & juice
- coconut flakes
- chopped carrots
- orange wedges
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!
- Yields 2 servings carrot orange smoothie.