Carrot Banana Smoothie

When I lived in Halifax, I used to frequent a little juice bar called Pete’s. The odd time I was able to convince myself to spend $6 on a small smoothie, I would always get the same peach smoothie over and over again. However, there was one day I decided to give another one a chance. It was one that always stood out to me because of the unusual, yet simple ingredient combination.

The Carrot Banana Smoothie contained just three ingredients; carrot juice, banana and yogurt. It was certainly money well spent. The next day I bought a bag of carrots, got out my juicer and made my own version of it. For a while, it became a regular addition to my smoothie rotation. After travelling and moving around so much, I had forgotten about it until just recently when I purchased a juicer again.

The addition of frozen banana gives the drink a creamy consistency and makes it cooler without having to add any ice. You can use store bought carrot juice for this recipe if you don’t have a juicer to make your own. Juicing your own carrots is less expensive and fresher tasting, but store bought is just as delicious and convenient. You can also play around with the yogurt if you wish. Vanilla yogurt would be a nice substitute, or frozen yogurt.

Carrot Banana Smoothie

Carrot Banana Smoothie
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Carrot Juice ( Juice your own or use store bought)
  2. 1 ½ frozen Bananas
  3. ⅓ cup Plain Yogurt (use non dairy if vegan)
  4. 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
  1. *You can substitute vanilla yogurt and omit the vanilla extract
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11 thoughts on “Carrot Banana Smoothie”

    1. I don’t know if I would have thought of it myself if I hadn’t come across one at that smoothie bar. Such a great combination!

  1. I love carrot juice and this is such a good combo, never tried that before. But I am sure going to try it now as I have some frozen bananas as well as carrots which I can make use of in a healthy way. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

    1. It’s so surprising how good this combination of flavors is. I love it, especially knowing it’s healthy. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. I was not a smoothie person until recently when Loreto started to make it once in a while in addition to our breakfast. I still have to have “my” breakfast, but I am liking it. He always puts plain Greek yogurt in ours because it is always in our fridge (I love it!). Next time it’s smoothie time, I’ll ask him for this one, because I really like the flavors!

  3. I tend to get stuck in a smoothie rut, making the same one every morning. This one inspires me to break out the juicer. It looks so good, and I love carrot juice. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m the same way! I go back and forth between two smoothies until I get bored and need to make something new. Thanks, Colleen!

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