Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

This Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie in the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors to start your day right.

Green smoothies are all the rage in my kitchen. I know a lot of people worry, “Will I taste the spinach?” The answer? Nope! At least not with the proper ingredients and flavors. The key to any green smoothie is a balance of sweet and tangy flavors, and that’s exactly what you’ll achieve with my Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • Banana: Naturally sweet and creamy, if you use a frozen banana you’ll need less ice.
  • Apple: To help balance out some of the tartness, I like to use a sweeter apple like a Fuji or gala, but you can use a green apple as well.
  • Carrot: A little more on the sweet side when it comes to veggies, carrots are full of nutrients like potassium and vitamin C. Use baby carrots, or cut up some medium carrots.
  • Protein powder: Packing in the protein will help to keep you feeling full until lunch. Use a plant based protein powder to keep this smoothie vegan and vegetarian.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract adds just a bit of sweetness and flavor enhancer.
  • Lemon juice: The bright, acidic flavor helps to balance out the smoothie.
  • Spinach: While raw spinach can be slightly bitter, the greens are full of iron and other nutrients, and the taste gets overpowered by the other ingredients.
  • Flax seed meal: Mostly flavorless, but adds lots of nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
  • Ginger: Raw, fresh ginger is pungent, a bit spicy, and adds a real zing to the smoothie, while also being great for digestive health.

How to Make a Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

Liz cutting an apple

Start your smoothie by cutting and preparing all of the produce. Core and chop your apples, peel and cut the carrots, peel the banana, and slice your ginger.

Smoothie ingredients pre blended

Then put all of the fruit and vegetables in your blender.

Adding flax seed meal to blender 1

Then add the final touches. Add flax seed meal to the top.

Adding lemon juice to blender

Along with the fresh ginger root and fresh lemon juice. For a bit more of a zing and immunity boost, add some fresh turmeric, too!

Adding protein powder to blender

Finish with the protein powder, then add some water and ice cubes.

Blending carrot apple ginger green smoothie

Blend away until smooth! Add more water if too thick, or add ice if too thin.

Holding carrot apple ginger green smoothie

Pour evenly into glasses, sip, and enjoy this delicious and nutritious Apple Carrot Ginger Green Smoothie.

Easy Substitutions

  • Swap the greens: Instead of spinach, use kale, celery, or whatever you have in your fridge!
  • Make it creamier: Add plain Greek yogurt to amp up the protein and creaminess, or use coconut milk to keep it dairy free.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is ginger good for you?

Ginger is loaded with antioxidants, aids in digestion, and can strengthen the immune system. It also adds delicious flavor to smoothies and drinks!

Will starting my day with a smoothie help me lose weight?

Protein packed smoothies, that are low in calories but keep you full until lunch, definitely help you lose weight in a healthy way.

How do I store leftover smoothies?

Keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours, or freeze for up to a month.

Carrot apple ginger green smoothie.

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Liz drinking carrot apple ginger green smoothie

As long as the smoothie has a good balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors, the greens simply blend in without anyone noticing, as is the case with my Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie.

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Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

This Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie in the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors to start your morning.

PREP: 5 minutes

TOTAL: 5 minutes

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Servings2

  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple (cored and cut large chunks)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and cut in chunks)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 inch raw ginger
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • water (to blend)
  • ice (to taste)

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Excellent source of Vitamins A and C, good source iron and calcium


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 42.2gProtein: 23.4gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgFiber: 9.1g




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