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Strawberry-Carrot Smoothies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

5 servings

My children resist veggies, but they love this carrot smoothie. It packs in lots of good-for-you fruits and veggies—but to my kids, it's just a super delicious breakfast. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Strawberry-Carrot Smoothies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth.

Strawberry-Carrot Smoothie Tips

Can you taste carrots in smoothies?

You can taste the carrots, but they're high in natural sugars and make a delightful complement to other sweet ingredients, like strawberries. Still hungry? Here's how to glaze carrots in a sweet side dish for dinner.

Can you blend raw carrots?

While this recipe uses carrot juice to simplify the process, you can blend raw carrots for smoothies or juice. Make it easier for your blender by slicing your carrots before blending. (Just make sure to protect your fingers if you're slicing with a mandoline).

Do you peel carrots for smoothies?

It's up to you! As long as your carrots are washed, you can peel or not peel according to your preference (and how much time you have on your hands). Try out some of our favorite kitchen gadgets—peeler included.

Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 141 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

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