Carrot Banana Smoothie Recipe

Updated on October 22, 2012

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4.8 stars from 6 ratings of Carrot Banana Smoothie

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Then you've got time for this delish raw smoothies recipe.

Prep Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 2 servings

Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups carrots, shredded (4 small carrots)
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup plain vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice, cold

Making a Smoothie in a Blender at Home

Smoothies seem to be all the rage these days. Everyday I see a commercial or billboard that so-and-so fast food joint now has smoothies. My unhealthiest habit is my soda intake, but given the chance, I gladly opt for a smoothie. I love watching my smoothie being made with a big scoop of ice and all fresh ingredients. However, this is not always the case. I've ordered smoothies that were prepared from pre-made sludge in a bag and ice-- hardly healthy. What's in that stuff? Who knows! For this reason, I love to make smoothies at home. I know exactly what I'm putting in and I know I'm going to like the way it tastes. I love carrots and bananas and this smoothie is a hit with my taste buds. While you'll never catch me chugging down carrot juice like Bugs Bunny, the carrots in this smoothie are very pleasing. If you are worried that this smoothie has an overpoweringly strong carrot taste-- it doesn't. The other ingredients do a great job of sweetening this drink up and almost masking the carrots. Smoothies with apple juice and yogurt smoothies taste sweet naturally! If you prefer an even sweeter taste, add another banana or a bit more apple juice. This smoothie is a hit with kids and even my favorite picky eater, my husband.

Recipes for Smoothies with Yogurt
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Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in blender and use "smoothie" or "milkshake" setting until beverage is blended. Serve immediately and enjoy!

How Do You Make a Smoothie?

Use this blender recipe to quickly make yummy smoothies at home. You don't need a fancy or expensive blender. Most blenders today come standard with "smoothie" or "milkshake" settings.

Morning Smoothie Recipes

Morning smoothies for breakfast are an easy way to get a quick serving of fruits and veggies when you're on the go. We live in a busy world and eating healthy isn't always fast or convenient. If you're trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet, this is a great way. Bananas are easy to grab and eat on your way to work but carrots can be a bit trickier if yours require peeling and chopping/slicing. To save time and make this beverage even easier, prepare quite a few carrots at a time and keep in an airtight container in the frig. This will allow you to scoop what you need when you need it and save you time when you're probably in a hurry. I prefer shredding my carrots with my Salad Master machine because they're easier to work with and my blender takes care of them in just seconds.

Smoothie Ideas

How to Make Banana Smoothies with Carrots
How to Make Banana Smoothies with Carrots | Source

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables?

Do you know what your daily fruit and vegetable recommendations are based on your age, sex, and level of daily physical activity? If not, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have a nifty little calculator that will tell you what you should be eating daily and also what technically counts as a serving. This really makes it easy. I'm a 29 year old female and my daily physical activity ranges from 30-60 minutes. This means I need 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of veggies EVERY DAY! This smoothie recipe makes two servings which means one serving has a 1/2 of a banana and 2 carrots. That banana is 1/4 of a cup of my daily fruit recommendation and the two carrots are a whole cup of my veggie recommendation. So if you start the day off right, it's not very difficult to meet your recommendations every day.

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        Melissa Reese Etheridge 

        3 years ago from Tennessee, United States

        Thank you for this great smoothie recipe. The hubs and I are trying to eat healthier, so this will be a great snack/meal for us.

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        Heather Rode 

        4 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

        @brakel2--

        Hi Audrey! My day has definitely been doubly made by you and Paul! Thanks so much for visiting and trying the smoothie. What other yummy ingredients did you add? My Banana and Berry Ensure smoothie is my favorite. Thanks again! :)

        @TheKatsMeow--

        Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I appreciate the share. You'll have to let me know how it went :)

        @Purpose Embraced--

        Thanks for reading and commenting! I'm glad you stopped by :)

        @vespawoolf--

        Thanks! I would love to have a Vitamix! You should see the way I furiously use my inexpensive blender. I love carrots so much and put them in almost anything I can (smoothies, meatloaf, spaghetti)! :)

        @Glimmer Twin Fan--

        Thanks for the visit and the kind words :)

        @Tyler Bracken--

        Thanks for stopping by. You'll have to let me know what you thought when you've tried it :)

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        Audrey Selig 

        4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

        Hi Heather. We made the smoothie but added a few more ingredients. It was so delicious. Paul E was bragging on you on the forum, and that is how I found you. Your recipes look so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Audrey

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        TheKatsMeow 

        5 years ago from Canada

        Ok this recipe has my stomach rumbling! thanks for sharing it, I will be trying it soon, it's perfect for the summer. Shared it with my followers!

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        Yvette Stupart PhD 

        5 years ago from Jamaica

        Your smothie looks really delicious, and the fruits you us make it also nutritious. Thanks for sharing.

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        vespawoolf 

        5 years ago from Peru, South America

        Smoothies are wonderful and this one sounds delicious! We often add carrot juice from our juicer to our smoothies, but I plan to try your method. Since we have a VitaMix blender, I think it will be able to handle the whole carrot without shredding it first. Will definitely give it a try...need those veggies! Thanks so much.

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        Claudia Mitchell 

        5 years ago

        This looks really good. Also love your photos and the layouts. Well done!

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        Tyler Bracken 

        5 years ago from Berlin, Germany

        I will be giving these a try later on! I need to get some bananas first :)

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