Ginger-Carrot with Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Ginger-Carrot SmoothieGinger and pineapple blend together for a spicy and warming smoothie recipe for a chilly winter day.

Carrots are famously rich in beta carotene, which the body processes into vitamin A. Carrots also pack a well-rounded nutritional punch with good amounts of vitamins C, B3, B6, E and K as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, molybdenum and potassium. They are also a great source of dietary fiber.

Ginger-Carrot with Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 2 medium carrots or 1 cup grated/shredded
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/2 to 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated (to taste)
  • 4 to 6 ounces almond milk

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

As with most smoothie recipes, you can easily make this a green smoothie by adding fresh baby spinach, romaine lettuce or your choice of dark leafy green. The pineapple and ginger should do a good job at masking bitter greens such as kale.

Nutrition Information

(NOTE: Nutritional information is going to vary based on the type of almond milk you use, which is not included in the information below.)

Calories: 234
Fat: 0g
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 59g
Calcium: 5% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 1.1 RDA
Vitamin A: 618% RDA
Vitamin C: 106% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, copper, manganese and potassium. Adding greens to this recipe will boost levels of calcium, iron, magnesium and beta-carotene, vitamins C and K.

Serving Size: One.

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