Spicy-Sweet Carrot Smoothie

August  1, 2017
5 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Not quite carrot cake, not quite tropical, and a very good way to get a vegetable down at the top of the day.

This smoothie is lightly sweet on its own, but if you do like things on the sweeter side, add a tablespoon or so of honey or agave syrup or a pitted date soaked in hot water to soften when you blend. —Caroline Lange

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 nub ginger about the size of your thumb's top knuckle, peeled
  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Grind of black pepper
  1. Pile all of the ingredients into a blender (in this order!) and blitz until thoroughly blended and creamy. Divide between two glasses and drink up.

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7 Reviews

Nicole January 4, 2022
I always have these ingredients on hand, so this might become my go-to smoothie from now on. Next time I might add a date or two to make it a tad sweeter.
Adam December 29, 2018
I add ice since I rarely have frozen banana, and I use oat milk, which picks up on the oat taste. Really delicious!
mckenzie September 25, 2018
This was tasty! A tiny bit grainy, I guess from the oats, but surprisingly filling and so perfect for a fall morning. Yum!
LittleMissMuffin March 1, 2018
Great recipe. I have modified it a bit to my taste but the original is good too. I now use spinach and cooked beets instead of the carrot, fresh turmeric instead of ground, unsweetened almond milk, and no cinnamon. I do use the date and also add protein powder, matcha and maca too. Best breakfast! Note: frozen peaches and apples can work if you are out of pineapple but pineapple is best.
Caroline L. March 1, 2018
So glad you tried it and made it your own! Thanks for sharing.
valmmh November 2, 2020
You didn't modify-you changed the whole recipe!
LittleMissMuffin November 3, 2020
I made the original too, as I noted in my comment. Was just offering some other possible substitutions.