As much as I love berries in a smoothie, I hardly make the same smoothie twice. I like to change up my smoothies and they vary based on what I have on hand. Fortunately, carrot is a vegetable that I pretty much always have on hand. At times, I may even go through a 4-5lb bag of carrots in two weeks!
So, carrots are a recommended vegetable for my follicular phase and I’ve found a way to sneak them into a smoothie without it tasting like carrot mush. Additionally, I have a huge bag of frozen mango in my freezer that I’ve been stumped on how to use. Surprise, surprise: it pairs perfectly with carrot! You guys can leave me a comment if you’ve got some smoothie recipes to use mango. 🙂 I can’t tolerate too much sugar at once and this smoothie is just the right amount of sweet thanks to Tone it Up Vanilla Protein Powder.
Also, this smoothie is so simple that it doesn’t even require cooking or freezing the carrots beforehand. Though, I bet roasted and frozen carrots would be a delicious substitute. Just stick with classic orange carrots and not the heirloom variety because those aren’t as sweet!
This smoothie is like drinking sunshine! It’s so fresh!
- One super large carrot, peeled and chopped (or sub 2 small-medium sized carrots)
- ⅓ cup frozen mango
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ¾ cup cashew milk or water
- A scoop of vanilla plant-based protein*
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- Optional 1 tbsp flax and 1 teaspoon coconut butter or peanut butter (I added them after photo)**
- In a blender, throw the chopped carrot or carrots and process until finely chopped.
- Next, add the mango, ice cubes, cashew milk, turmeric, and black pepper and blend. You may want to add in an extra ¼ cup of milk or water if you want the smoothie thinner. Though, I found it was drinkable as written.
- Then, enjoy! I don’t know what’s faster: the time it takes to make the smoothie or how fast I drink it up. 😛
**The benefits of turmeric are enhanced when paired with black pepper and a fat. Together, the body can absorb the curcumin much better.