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Carrot and Banana Smoothie (Easy & Healthy Recipe)

This delicious carrot banana smoothie blends up fresh carrots, bananas, pineapple, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and spices to give you a great breakfast drink to start your day off on the right foot. 

banana carrot smoothie in a glass with a white napkin behind it.

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Why You’ll Love This Carrot Banana Smoothie Recipe

This delicious smoothie has a creamy texture and will definitely give you carrot cake vibes. But don’t be fooled, this healthy recipe doesn’t have any added sugars so your blood sugar levels will appreciate that. 

With essential nutrients and antioxidants, this banana carrot smoothie recipe provides loads of health benefits too! It’s an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which both play an integral part in maintaining a healthy immune system.  

It’s also a great combination of dietary fiber, protein, and healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied. 

Ingredients You’ll Need 

individual ingredients necessary to make a carrot and banana smoothie.

To make this smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Carrots – carrots are the star of this smoothie. They provide that vibrant orange color and high amounts of beta carotene which gets converted into vitamin A. You can use raw carrots and shred them, or purchase some pre-shredded carrots to save yourself some time. 

Banana – I used a frozen banana because it eliminates the need for ice cubes. Fresh bananas or frozen bananas both would work well here though. Ripe bananas act as a natural sweetener for this smoothie!

Pineapple – Frozen pineapple chunks add a little bit more natural sweetness and fiber into the mix.

Greek yogurt – I used a full-fat plain Greek yogurt, but a vanilla yogurt would also work well. I recommend choosing Greek yogurt for the higher protein content. 

Almond milk – My go-to liquid for smoothies, it provides a refreshing flavor and gives this smoothie a thinner consistency. If you prefer thicker smoothies, I’d recommend using less almond milk. 

Protein powder – I used unflavored collagen peptides because they blend up so easily and don’t alter the taste of the smoothie. 

Nut butter – Almond butter, cashew butter, or even peanut butter are great choices here. These provide healthy fats for blood sugar balance.

Vanilla extract – This adds more flavor dimension into the smoothie. If you use a vanilla yogurt, you can use less vanilla extract or omit it altogether.

Spices – Using warm spices in this smoothie like ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg really elevate the flavor profile to give it a more carrot cake flavor. 

How To Make It

Smoothies are a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into one drink. They usually use simple ingredients you can often keep on hand or in your freezer to easily make a balanced meal in under 5 minutes. 

To make this smoothie, you’re simply going to put all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth. 

Then pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

overhead shot of a carrot and banana smoothie with shredded carrots, walnuts, and cinnamon decorating the top of the smoothie.

Variations and Substitutions

  • No fresh carrots? Use frozen carrots. 
  • No frozen bananas? Use fresh, ripe bananas instead. You may need to use a few ice cubes to get your desired creamy consistency and temperature. 
  • Nut-free? Use any type of seed butter, flax seeds, chia seeds or hemp hearts (hemp seeds) instead of nut butter. And substitute another dairy-free milk instead of almond milk, such as oat milk or soy milk. 
  • Vegan or dairy free? Substitute a dairy-free yogurt for the Greek yogurt.
  • To make a carrot cake smoothie bowl: use 1 cup Greek yogurt in this recipe then pour blenderized contents into a bowl and top with coconut flakes, granola, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon. 
  • Use a plant-based protein powder if vegan or vegetarian.
  • Substitute pumpkin pie spice instead of the warm spices blend.
  • If you prefer a thicker smoothie consistency, use half the amount of almond milk then add more in as needed to achieve your desired consistency.

You’ll Also Love These Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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Peach Pineapple Smoothie

Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie

overhead shot of a banana carrot smoothie in a glass.

Carrot & Banana Smoothie (Easy & Healthy)

This delicious smoothie is a healthy version of a drinkable carrot cake.
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy, on the go, portable, quick
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 428kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 banana frozen
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • cup pineapple frozen
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp nutmeg
  • tsp ginger ground

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Notes

If you use fresh bananas or fresh pineapple, you may need to add some ice cubes to get your preferred consistency and temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 10803IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 588mg | Iron: 1mg

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