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.
The perfect balance of:
Sweet: bananas, protein powder, apples, carrots, and vanilla.
Tangy: lemon juice, spinach, and flax seed meal.
Spicy: fresh ginger root.
How to Make a Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie
Start your smoothie by cutting and preparing all of the produce. Core and chop your apples, peel and cut the carrots, peel the banana, slice your ginger.
Then put all of the fruit and vegetables in your blender.
Then add the final touches. Add flax seed meal to the top.
Along with the freshly sliced ginger, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Finish with the protein powder, then add some water.
Blend away until smooth! Add more water if too thick, add ice if too thin.
Pour evenly into glasses, sip, and enjoy this delicious and nutritious Apple Carrot Ginger Green Smoothie.
Change It Up
- Swap the greens: Instead of spinach, use kale, celery, or whatever you have in your fridge!
- Amp up the protein: Add plain Greek yogurt along with the protein powder for a packed smoothie that’ll keep you full.
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.
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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
- 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)
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.