Tropical Carrot Smoothie


This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients… healthy never tasted so good!


Simple ingredients, full of nutrients, deliciously and naturally sweet… this is the perfect smoothie! 

Tropical Carrot Smoothie | This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

Okay you guys, I’m not usually a smoothie fan… which I think stems from my issues with texture.  To me, a smoothie should be, well, smooth.  My old blender was the traditional kind with the little blades at the base of the blender, and it never really got my smoothies very smooth.  There was always little chunks.  Chunks = grosssss!  So about a week ago I hit up my local Target and bought myself a Ninja blender.  OMG, I’m in blender heaven!!  No more chunks, ever!

I can’t believe I resisted getting one of these babies for so long!

Okay, on to the smoothie… so carrots.  Were you surprised to see them in the title?  Well each month the FoodieMamas and I have a theme, and this month the theme is carrots.  I LOVE carrots in this smoothie… as it bumps up the nutrient factor, adds a fun color, and it makes me feel better about drinking a LOT of these… because it has a vegetable in it, it must be totally healthy right? 😉

Tropical Carrot Smoothie | This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

Well that’s my total rationalization anyway 😉

Consider this a base recipe, where you can switch it up to add whichever fruits you like best!

Tropical Carrot Smoothie | This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

Depending on the sweetness of your fruits, you may or may not need any sweeteners… I only needed a pinch of sugar for the perfect fresh, sweet taste.

Tropical Carrot Smoothie | This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

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Tropical Carrot Smoothie

This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cold coconut water - or regular water
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 navel orange - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar - optional

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients to blender and puree until smooth.

Notes

1. Recipe adapted slightly from Hello Glow
2. Add a splash of vodka or coconut rum to make this a fun adult smoothie!
Author The Chunky Chef
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Tropical Carrot Smoothie | This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com
Tropical Carrot Smoothie | This simple to make carrot smoothie is bursting with tropical flavors and is so full of nutrients... healthy never tasted so good! | http://thechunkychef.com

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20 comments on “Tropical Carrot Smoothie”

  1. I wanted to use up some carrot sticks, and this recipe was perfect. I did not add any sweetener, and it was plenty sweet enough. Really pretty too!

  2. This was really good and healthy!!! I made this smoothie for me, my aunt, uncle and 2 year-old cousin. My cousin absolutely loved it! The only changes I made were I left out the coconut water, mango chunks and granulated sugar. There was still a bit of texture from the carrots, but everybody looooved it!

  3. I recommend cooking the carrots for 7 minutes in a lttle bit of water and fat to maximise benefits – let the mix cool down and add to the blender INCLUSIVE of the water as some vitamins will now be in the water – much healthier now and worth spending the extra time as carrots are one of the few veggies which need to be taken with fat so our bodies can absorb all nutrients and cooking makes it easier for our bodies to absorb the goodies

  4. Excellent smoothie!! 

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  6. I’m new to adding smoothies to my daily meal plans and I had carrots I really didn’t want to cook so I found this recipe snd it was very ?. I will keep for the future.

  7. These looks so good! I’m going to try it without the added sugar. I love all that real food sweetness from the delicious fruit you used in it!

  8. I know what you mean about chunky smoothies. I wasn’t a convert until I got a good high speed blender. Carrots have never made it into my smoothies before but they will now-these look absolutely gorgeous!

  9. What a gorgeous smoothie! I love the combination of carrot and pineapple. And it’s vegan to boot. Can’t wait to try it for a healthy breakfast this week!

  10. Carrots in a smoothie is a great idea, carrots have a sweetness to them which totally works for a smoothie and getting in our nutrition is very important! Totally inspiring me to make some smoothies!

  11. I love our Ninja blender! We use it almost every day! I can’t believe that I’ve never thought to toss carrots into my smoothies when I make them!

  12. I love my Ninja too…I am pretty much obsessed with it. We did not have the best of blenders before, so having a Ninja now is like upgrading times 5! Your smoothie looks wonderful…such a great way to start the day!

  13. This is definitely my kind of smoothie!

  14. Never thought of adding carrots to my smoothie. Very clever 🙂

  15. What a delightfully refreshing drink

  16. Why have I never thrown baby carrots into my smoothies?! Genius!

  17. I am with you on the whole texture thing. I actually really prefer my smoothies with no dairy, too. I keep hearing amazing things about these Ninjas! Maybe it is time I breakdown and treat myself 🙂