If you are looking for a slightly spicy and delicious smoothie with powerful health benefits, try this carrot-ginger smoothie with greens and sweetened with apple! This immune-boosting green smoothie will help warm you up on a chilly autumn night!
Apples are full of fiber and will help you feel fuller longer! This smoothie contains 30% of your daily recommended value or fiber with only 157 calories.
Nutrients in carrots have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and may help regulate blood sugar levels. Carrots are famous for protecting vision, especially night vision.
Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie Recipe
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 medium apple, cored
- 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
- 8 ounces of filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Fat: 0.6 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 36 grams
Fiber: 30% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Calcium: 13% RDA
Vitamin A: 427% RDA
Vitamin C: 65% RDA
Serving Size: One.
Boost the vitamin C content of this smoothie by adding an orange. You’ll dramatically increase your vitamin C and add extra calcium while only adding an additional 62 calories with a medium-sized fruit.
Alternate Version With Papaya
If you like ginger, then you’ll love this smoothie. It has a dominant ginger flavor with a hint of apple and papaya.
Ginger has a variety of health benefits and has been used medicinally for centuries. Ginger is widely known for its immune-boosting and stomach-settling abilities (ie: drinking ginger ale to settle your stomach). It has been shown to be effective in treating nausea from motion sickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy.
Apples help promote weight loss. They are loaded with fiber to help keep you feeling fuller longer. You can also sub pear for the apple if you like that flavor better.
I didn’t add any greens to the smoothie in the photo. Mixing orange and green can sometimes make an unappetizing color. While it is still tasty and just as healthy, I wanted a nice orange color for the photo. Go ahead and add two cups of your favorite leafy green to this smoothie.
- 1 to 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
- 2 small apples, cored
- 1 large carrot, peeled
- 1 cup papaya, peeled
- 1 scoop protein powder (I use NutriBiotic vegan rice protein)
- 8 ounces almond milk
Nutrition Information: Calories: 344 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 16g | Carbohydrates: 65g | Calcium: 8% RDA | Iron: 3.2% RDA | Vitamin A: 638% RDA | Vitamin C: 252% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1-B6, vitamin E and K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)