Mango Carrot Smoothie

This vibrant orange Mango Carrot Smoothie has a healthy glow and you can too! It only takes 4 ingredients and a few minutes and it’s packed with nutrition!

Shortly after I got my Blendtec blender, I was paging through the accompanying cookbook and saw a recipe for carrot juice.

Of course I am aware that many people juice carrots, but making carrot juice in a blender? How bad could it be, right? It’s just carrots and water.

Two stemless wine glasses filled with delicious mango carrot smoothie, garnished with a sprig of dark green mint. There is mint next to the wine glasses, and they are atop a gray wood counter top.

 

Guess what it tasted like? Carrots and water. Yeah. Shocking, I know. But not nearly as tasty as I thought it would be.

So it got me thinking, was there a way to drink carrot juice that wasn’t quite so, well, that?

And then I was also thinking about how sometimes unripened mangos taste like carrots. And so maybe they belong together.

And wouldn’t a bright orange smoothie be so pretty? Because all my other smoothies are pink and green, or pink and green. I needed something orange in the mix.

An overhead photo of mango carrot smoothie garnished with a sprig of mint. There are three sprigs of min in the background, and it is atop a gray wood background.

And so basically that’s it. It took a bit of trial and error, but that’s my story of how this Mango Carrot Smoothie came to be. I make it all the time now and the orange juice and banana add a lovely sweetness.

My one cautionary tale is this: The carrots do not always blend perfectly. Not even in a Blendtec. I even tried thawing them and even then, I may find myself slurping up a small piece of carrot.

It’s not nearly as awful as my carrot juice of course, and I don’t really mind. But, I’m just warning you. It could happen.

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Two stemless wine glasses filled with delicious mango carrot smoothie, garnished with a sprig of dark green mint. There is mint next to the wine glasses, and they are atop a gray wood counter top.
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Mango Carrot Smoothie

This vibrant orange Mango Carrot Smoothie has a healthy glow and you can too! It only takes 4 ingredients and a few minutes and it's packed with nutrition!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 208 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup mango chunks (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen carrots

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.

 

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This vibrant orange Mango Carrot Smoothie has a healthy glow and you can too! It only takes 4 ingredients and a few minutes and it’s packed with nutrition!

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16 comments

  1. I still haven’t bought a Blendtec yet. I think I must be waiting for my Breville to burn up, which is any day now. Why do I never think of adding veggie to my smoothies? Carrots are going in the next one, this sounds delish.

    • If the Breville happens to fall out of an 8th-story window, I promise not to say anything. ;) But seriously can you see how obsessed I am with my Blendtec? Yep. I am always stuffing veggies in there as a means of coercing Calvin (or Jim) into vegetable-eating. Sneaky. Can’t be trusted. :)

  2. Mango is one of my favorite fruits! When it’s in season, I can’t get enough! This smoothie sounds perfect for the morning!

    • Thank you, Kathleen! I love mangos too, so does my toddler! We eat them all the time, smoothies or otherwise. :)

  3. Another wonderful spring drink you got here Meggan. I love mango so much and I will definitely try this smoothie. :)

  4. This sounds much better than just carrots and water. I’ve seen that juice recipe in the blender book and am glad didn’t try it! This smoothie is on my list now :) Will make it in the afternoon :)

  5. Would it be easier to just shred your carrots and then freeze then? It seems it would blend easier? I am very new to all the smoothies blending, so i really don’t know. I have been trying out all of your smoothies though, and i’m anxious to try this one! I’ll let you know how it goes for me. Lol Thank you for posting all these fabulous and delicious smoothie recipes! =)  I am on a roll to getting fit and being healthy! 

    P.S. I use my coffee bean grinder for my flax seeds. ;) Works like a charm! 

    • Hi Kandie, I’m so happy to hear you are trying some of my smoothies! That’s so lovely to hear. Back to the carrots, I do wonder if shredding them would work better. Thing is, though, personally I would probably never spend the time to shred carrots. I might buy shredded carrots though! Ha ha! And thanks for the tip on the coffee grinder. I have one of those too but normally just use it for spices. Great idea!

  6. Looks delicious!  In fact, all of your smoothies have me wanting a tall glass!  I will probably add some dairy free protein powder to hold me over until dinner!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Do you buy frozen cooked or raw carrots for this mango carrot smoothie? Please clarify. Also, just wondering if the carrots should be put in first and pureed a bit before adding the other ingredients. Maybe less likely to have pieces of carrot? I will try it.

    • Hi Melissa, I used frozen carrots, the idea being convenience. You could try blending them up first, that might help. I was thinking it might help to thaw them, like the mango, but if I did that then we’d have to add ice. It’s worth playing around with. If you try it, I hope you love it! Thanks for your comment.

  8. Have you tried steaming the carrots first? I used to make my baby food by steaming and sticking in ice cubes. Either that or maybe just juicing and making ice cubes as well? I’m going to try. But then again I actually enjoy carrot juice so I might not have the right results, lol. 

    • Hey Melissa! I haven’t tried steaming the carrots. Or making carrot juice. I was going for something quick and easy… LOL! Sounds like a great idea though! And kudos to you for making baby food. I tried that for about… one day. :) Thank you!

  9. This is delicious!  I partially thawed the mango but it was still frozen enough to act like ice.  I used a fresh, raw carrot and had no problems with it blending.  Also added a little yogurt for protein.  I gave some to my three-year-old too…he’s not a fan of carrots but he’ll definitely drink them!  Thanks!

    • These are great tips! Especially adding the yogurt, that makes it a lot more filling. Great idea. I love how you can trick kids into drinking veggies! ;) Thank you!

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