Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

I was on a mission today to use my leftover carrots, so I made this carrot and banana smoothie for weight loss!

Sneaking vegetables in my smoothies is my new favourite way to eat more veggies.

Eating more vegetables and fruit doesn’t just contribute to overall health, but it can also help us lose weight! 

Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

What Are The Benefits Of Carrot Banana Smoothie?

What I love about this carrot and banana smoothie is the amount of benefits it offers.

It is also very delicious, which is a bonus!

Here are the benefits of drinking this nutrient-dense carrot smoothie:

  • Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Carrots are high in vitamin A, bananas offer potassium, and the other ingredients used in the smoothie offer many other vitamins and minerals too!
  • High in Fiber: The ingredients used in the smoothie contribute to high amount of dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and satiety.
  • Protein Boost: The use of Greek yogurt provides a dose of protein which is essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Healthy Fats: The carrot banana shake contains chia seeds, which offer omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for brain health and reducing inflammation.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Ingredients like turmeric and carrots in the smoothie are rich in antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress.
  • Anti-inflammatory: The use of turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Low in Sugar: This smoothie uses natural sugars from fruits and vegetables, making it a healthier option for those watching sugar intake.

Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

Are Bananas And Carrots a Good Combination?

Carrots and bananas together may not be a popular combination, but it’s a combination that works!

Bananas and carrots are very nutritious. Carrots have a slight sweetness to them, which make them great for adding to smoothies.

As for bananas, we all know they work perfectly in smoothies.

Both of these ingredients though are quite thickening, which means you will need to add more liquid base to smoothies in order to achieve the desired consistency.

Nevertheless, using carrots and bananas together in a smoothie is a great way to add more veggies and nutrition to your smoothies!

How To Make Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

There are a few ways you can make this carrot smoothie.

You can either use cooked carrots or raw carrots. I used cooked carrots because they are easier to blend.

Once you have made the decision on which type of carrot to use, you will need to gather the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup/75g frozen banana chunks
  • 1/2 cup/75g raw or steamed carrots
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/4 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 200 ml unsweetened oat milk

Once the ingredients are gathered and measure, add them to a high-speed blender, starting with the carrots and bananas.

Blend until smooth. Serve this banana smoothie for weight loss and enjoy!

Recipe Variations And Substitutions

You may not have the exact ingredients I used to make this carrot smoothie for fat loss, this is why I am leaving some other options below.

These are optional swaps by the way!

  • For a vegan version of this recipe, use vegan-friendly yogurt instead of dairy Greek yogurt.
  • You can use other dried fruit of choice, doesn’t have to be dates. Figs or raisins will work fine.
  • Instead of chia seeds, flaxseeds or oats will work just fine too.
  • If you struggle to digest oats, substitute the oat milk for almond milk or coconut milk.
  • For more nutrition, you can add 1/2 cup of berries if you want.
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Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

Carrot And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

Jumpstart weight loss with this carrot and banana smoothie! Rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidants, it keeps you full and supports healthy digestion.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1/2 cup raw or steamed carrots
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup oat milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients carefully. If you want to use cooked carrots, make sure you leave enough time to cook them and cool them.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the frozen banana and carrots. Blitz until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you and drink it on the go!

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 307
  • Sugar: 30
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 55
  • Fiber: 12.3
  • Protein: 10

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Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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