Carrot Spinach Smoothie (Nutrient-Dense)

This carrot spinach smoothie is creamy, and nutrient-dense, and it’s an ideal way to sneak more veggies into your diet or your kids’ diet.

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Carrot Spinach Smoothie

Carrot Spinach Smoothie (Nutrient-Dense)

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Nourish your body with a carrot-spinach smoothie! Blend carrots, spinach, apple, lemon, and coconut water for a refreshing, nutrient-dense drink that’s both delicious and healthy.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium-sized carrot (peeled, and finely diced or shredded)
  • 1/2 large apple (cored and diced)
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4 avocado (pitted and skin removed)
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

  1. Soak the chia seeds in the coconut water first for 5 minutes.
  2. Using a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the avocado and spinach first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe variations, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.2g
  • Fiber: 15.3g
  • Protein: 5g

Spinach And Carrot Smoothie Benefits

Carrot Spinach Smoothie served in a round glass cup

Since I have been raving about how awesome this smoothie is, what are the carrot and spinach smoothie benefits, really?

Well, I don’t think you would be surprised but the benefits of this smoothie are quite a lot.

Let’s take a look at them:

  • Nutrient-dense: This recipe is a fantastic source of essential nutrients such as – vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and fiber, which contribute positively to your overall health.
  • Boosts immune system: The delicious combo of spinach, carrot, and apple in this smoothie recipe, provides a range of antioxidants and vitamins that can strengthen the immune system. The smoothie contains 3.5 out of your 5 a day!
  • Promotes healthy digestion: The fiber content in the spinach, carrots, and apples used in the recipe helps support a healthy digestive system, aiding in proper digestion and preventing constipation.
  • Supports eye health: We were always told as kids, to eat carrots to have better eyesight. Turns out, there is truth in that! Spinach and carrots are rich in nutrients like vitamin A and lutein, which are known to support healthy vision and may reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases. (Source)

If you enjoy this smoothie, I am pretty sure you will also love my creamy banana and spinach smoothie, as well as my peanut butter spinach smoothie recipe.

Optional Ingredient Substitutions & Recipe Notes:

Carrot Spinach Smoothie being poured into a round glass cup

I have some optional substitutions for you, that work really well with this smoothie, and allow you to experiment and try different things:

  • Instead of coconut water, use regular water, or dairy-free milk.
  • Feel free to use lime juice instead of lemon juice.
  • We used a raw carrot in our smoothie, but you can use cooked carrot and even frozen carrot chunks instead.
  • If you are not a fan of avocados, you can use banana, mango, or pineapple.
  • Kale or other leafy greens would work great in this smoothie instead of spinach.

Carrot Spinach Smoothie

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Since the recipe calls for raw crunchy carrots, you will need a high-speed blender.

Although a Nutribullet 600 does the job, and it’s only about 60 bucks.

Recipe FAQs:

Can I Use Cooked Carrots Instead Of Raw Carrots?

Yes, using cooked soft carrots can be used instead of raw carrots. If you use cooked carrots, you will require a less powerful blender too. I suggest that you use boiled or steamed carrots, avoid using flavored cooked carrots, as they will impact the taste.

Do I Peel The Carrots For This Smoothie?

I recommend that you leave the carrot unpeeled if you use organic carrots and they are well washed. Otherwise I suggest that you peel them.

Can I Use Carrot Juice Instead Of Fresh Raw Carrots?

You can use carrot juice yes, but you will need to replace the current base (coconut water) for carrots juice. I do recommend using the whole vegetable, because it contains many more nutrients than the juice.

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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