You can get a dose of veggies, fruit, and energizing fats all at once in this simple fruit and vegetable smoothie! Personally, I love this carrot orange smoothie because it tastes just like an indulgent creamsicle, in sippable form.
It feels like I’m enjoying a sweet treat, but I’m filling my body with the nutritious fuel that it needs. And, you only need FOUR basic ingredients and a blender to make it. Healthy doesn’t have to be complicated!
Oranges are one of the sweetest and juiciest of all citrus fruits. And, by squeezing your juice from a fresh orange, you can amp up the natural sweetness in this carrot orange smoothie. No need for added sugars or sweeteners!
Yes, it does still add to the overall sugar content. But, those natural sugars affect our bodies differently than added sugars.
Freshly squeezed orange juice also offers some dietary fiber, essential vitamins, and even a bit of protein! These nutrients are useable FUEL for our bodies, helping to slow our digestion and prevent dramatic blood sugar spikes.
Are Carrots Really Good for your Eyesight?
On top of that sweet orange juice, this vegetable smoothie recipe features one of the sweetest veggies you can find: carrots. Yep, believe it or not, just one medium adult carrot contains almost 3 grams of natural sugars, along with almost 2 grams of fiber!
You can taste that sweetness eating carrots in their raw form, and the flavor pairs perfectly in a simple smoothie like this one. Really, this carrot orange smoothie is so deliciously sweet, you’d never guess you’re sipping on veggies!
Plus, all of the hype about carrots improving our eyesight has some truth! Their bright orange color 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 ONE adult carrot contains over TWICE our daily recommended amount of Vitamin A! Which means you get a hefty vision boost from a serving of this carrot orange smoothie!
Carrot Orange Smoothie…Or Veggie Milkshake?!
All nutritious-ness aside, I gotta say: this vegetable smoothie just tastes plain GOOD. The combination of a frozen banana and some coconut cream transform what could be a boring carrot orange smoothie into a heavenly creamsicle treat!
It has a thick and indulgent texture, almost like a vegetable MILKSHAKE! 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!