This vibrant carrot apple smoothie is packed with fibre and antioxidants – the perfect pick-me-up for your immune system. It’s also a great way to get your veggies in!
How to Make a Carrot Apple Smoothie
Step 1: Gather ingredients
The ingredients to this smoothie are fairly simple and all super healthy!
The bulk of the smoothie is made up of equal parts carrots and apples.
Carrots are naturally slightly sweet, but I like to also pick sweet apple varieties to bring up the sweetness of the smoothie even more. Apple varieties like Pink Lady or Fuji are very sweet.
Then you will want some citrus.
You’ll want orange, again for the sweetness and complementary citrus flavour.
And you’ll want lemon. I find the zesty lemon juice really ties in the carrot and apple flavours nicely and makes the whole smoothie taste less vegetable-y.
And then there is the ginger which adds a nice freshness and spice to the smoothie and pairs wonderfully with the other flavours. And it’s sooo good for you!
Step 2: Blend!
Carrot Apple Smoothie Benefits
This smoothie offers so many health benefits!
The carrots are full of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A for your eyes, calcium for your bones, as well as fibre for your gut!
Carrots contains special compounds you may have heard of, called carotenoids. Carotenoids are what give carrots their bright orange colour. They play a role as antioxidants in the body and can be beneficial in decreasing risk of disease, such as eye disease and some cancers!
The apples are another great source of fibre and vitamins, and offer a natural sweetness so you don’t have to add any sugar to this smoothie.
I like to keep the peel on the apples as this is where the bulk of the nutrients are stored – just be sure to blend it well to avoid any grains of peel left behind!
The ginger is a classic medicinal root with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is known to help fight infections and relieve cold symptoms, as well as aid in digestion.
Like the apple peel, I also like to keep the ginger skin on for maximum nutritional value as this is where most of the nutrients are concentrated.
And the orange and lemon are packed with vitamins such as vitamin C which plays many important roles in the immune system.
Altogether, your immune system will love this smoothie!
Give this carrot apple smoothie recipe a try and be sure to leave me a comment down below!
Carrot Apple Smoothie
This vibrant carrot apple smoothie is packed with fibre and antioxidants - the perfect pick-me-up for your immune system. It's also a great way to get your veggies in!
- 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 medium carrot)
- 1 apple, core removed
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1/2 inch knob of ginger, or to taste
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until thoroughly smooth and not gritty (about 60 seconds).
- Serve and enjoy!
- If you don't have a strong blender, make sure you peel and chop/grate the carrots, apples, and ginger before blending.
- You can leave the ginger skin and the carrot skin on if you'd like, just be sure to wash them well before using.