The carrot is a root vegetable and is a member of the parsley family. Carrots are commonly found to be orange in color, but can also be seen in red, purple, yellow, and white varieties as well. Carrots typically have a sweet flavor and crisp texture. They can range in size from two inches all the way to three feet in length. Carrots are one of the most popular root vegetables eaten in the U.S. today, while China remains the top producer in the world.
Blending a root vegetable is one of those things that some people gag at the thought of, but you can end up with some really interesting flavors. Plus, it's one of those rare vegetables with a nice amount of natural sugar in it.
Blending them is pretty straight forward, you just have to blend them really well or else the texture may be a bit off.
They're not for every one, but try one of our recipes below before you dismiss carrots in your smoothies.