Making Smoothies with Carrots

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.


Smoothie Recipes with Carrots

Discovering Earth

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Carrot Cake

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Carrot Flavor Pairings

Apple, Avocado (commercial), Grapes, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Papaya, Pomegranate, Beet Root, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage (red), Allspice (ground), Almonds, Apricot, Jerusalem-artichoke, Artichoke, Asparagus, Basil (fresh), Beans (snap), Bell Pepper (red), Broccoli Raab, Broccoli, Burdock Root, Cabbage, Celery, Chives, Cilantro, Cinnamon (Ground), Cloves (ground), Coconut Meat, Coconut Milk (raw), Cucumber, Date (medjool), Dill weed, Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Ginger Root, Collard Greens, Honey, Leek, Maple Syrup, Peppermint, Spearmint, Mushroom (enoki), Nutmeg (ground), Macadamia Nuts, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Parsnip, Peas, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Pineapple, Potato, Rosemary, Sesame Seeds, Shallots, Snap peas, Spinach, Brown Sugar, Turnip, Vanilla Extract, Balsamic Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Walnuts, Watercress, Zucchini Squash, Cauliflower, Chard (swiss), Kale, Lettuce (romaine), Onion (spring/scallion), Jalapeno, Bell Pepper (green), Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Salt,
Carrot Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 41.0
Calories from Fat 2.16
Total Fat 0.24g
Saturated Fat 0.037g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.117g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 69.0mg
Potassium 320.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.58g
Dietary Fiber 2.8g
Sugars 4.74g
Protein 0.93g
Vitamin A 835.0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg
Calcium 33.0mg
Iron 0.3mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 8.8mg
Folate 19.0µg
Niacin 0.983mg
Riboflavin 0.058mg
Thiamin 0.066mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.138mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.66mg
Vitamin K 13.2µg
Minerals
Copper 0.045mg
Magnesium 12.0mg
Phosphorus 35.0mg
Selenium 0.1µg
Zinc 0.24mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 88.29g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameDaucus carota
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor2.78
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.84