Spicy-Sweet Carrot Smoothie

August 1, 2017

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

Serves: 2


  • 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
In This Recipe


  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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