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Orange Carrot Smoothie

    This bright and citrusy smoothie is made with orange, carrot, and ginger. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, this orange smoothie is perfect for battling cold and flu season!

    orange carrot smoothie

    Cold and flu season hit our family hard this year and for the first time in my adult life, I had literally no appetite. One of the few foods I craved was this nutrient-rich orange carrot smoothie.

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    Slicing Ginger and Carrots
    Peeling Orange

    Made with fresh ginger, carrot, banana, and orange, it was the perfect balance of sweet and tart that my body was craving for energy and nutrients.

    Nutrients in oranges and carrots:

    Whole oranges are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants. In fact, I recommend using a whole orange so that you get all of the nutrients (as opposed to orange juice only.)

    Carrots are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially biotin, potassium, and vitamins A (from beta carotene), K1 (phylloquinone), and B6. Vitamin A: Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A.

    Turmeric in Smoothie

    For even more antioxidant power, I add in ground turmeric.

    Tumeric is good for you:

    Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.

    Liz Making Smoothie

    Blend everything up with ice and you end up with a bright and fragrant citrus smoothie that is exactly what the doctor ordered – whether you’re sick or trying to prevent getting sick!

    Orange Carrot Smoothie Recipe

    How much ice should be added? This is up to you! I love my smoothies thick and cold so I add a couple of handfuls but you can leave the ice out to keep the smoothie on the room temperature side.

    Orange Ginger Smoothie

    If you want to save time, add everything but the banana and ice to the blender the night prior and store in the refrigerator overnight. Then, in the morning, add in the banana and ice then puree until smooth.

    How big the serving size will depend upon how much ice you add. To keep the nutrition facts accurate, simply divide the blender by four glasses.

    Liz Pouring Smoothie

    Your straw is waiting.

    Orange Ginger Carrot Smoothie Recipe

    Orange Carrot Smoothie

    4.70 stars average
    This bright and citrusy smoothie is made with orange, carrot, and ginger. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, this orange smoothie is perfect for battling cold and flu season!
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 large seedless orange (peeled)
    • 1 large carrot (peeled and roughly chopped)
    • 1 medium banana
    • ½ cup water
    • 2 inch-piece fresh ginger (thinly sliced)
    • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
    • ice to taste

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Add enough ice to reach the desired consistency.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 12ouncesCalories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 275mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3129IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    4 Comments

    1. This is the best orange-carrot smoothie, I’ve ever had!
      Turmeric and ginger kicks in so naturally and tasty!
      Thanks for such a delicious recipe:)

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