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This easy Mango Carrot Smoothie is packed with nutrition and ready to sip in 2 minutes. Round up 4 ingredients, blend, and prepare to enjoy one of my best smoothie recipes.

A mango carrot smoothie.

Shortly after I got my blender, I was paging through the accompanying cookbook and saw a recipe for carrot juice. How bad could it be, right? It’s just carrots and water, whizzed up into a healthy drink.

Guess what it tasted like? Carrots and water. Yeah. Shocking, I know, but it was not nearly as tasty as I thought it would be. This got me thinking, though, “is there a way to drink carrot juice that wasn’t quite so, well, off-putting?”

I let my mind wander while I scouted through my refrigerator and pantry, when it hit me: sometimes unripened mangos taste like carrots to me. I paired those two with bananas for creaminess and orange juice for a sweet-tart mixer and the result is a healthy smoothie recipe my picky eater kids and I can totally agree on.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step by step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Recipe FAQs
  6. Mango Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Recipe ingredients

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Ingredient notes

  • Orange juice: Fresh-squeezed, from concentrate, or from a bottle you buy in the refrigerator case at the supermarket; any of the above does the trick.
  • Mango: To substitute frozen mango, thaw it before adding to the blender. The frozen carrots make the texture thick enough, I think, and thawed or fresh mango results in a creamy consistency. Any variety of mango will do. To test for ripeness, squeeze the mango gently, the National Mango Board suggests. Similar to an avocado or a peach, a ripe mango will give slightly when you squeeze it. It should smell fruity at the stem when ripe, too.
  • Frozen carrots: Buy them already frozen or freeze fresh carrots when they’re in season.

Step by step instructions

  1. In the bottom of a blender, add orange juice, banana, mango, and carrots.
Ingredients for a mango carrot smoothie in a blender pitcher.
  1. Blend until smooth and serve.
A mango carrot smoothie being poured out of a blender into a glass.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: One recipe makes enough for 2 smoothies, possibly more if you’re sharing with kiddos.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Some separation may occur, so shake or stir to combine before enjoying.
A mango carrot smoothie.

Recipe FAQs

My blender always struggles with smoothies. How can I process smoothies easier?

If you don’t have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, your blender may find frozen fruit and ice challenging. Especially if you notice that your blender errs on the weak side, but really a best practice for all smoothie-makers, start by adding the liquid portion of the recipe, then add the frozen fruit and ice on top. Or let the fruit thaw a bit before blending.

What is the key to a thick smoothie texture?

If you enjoy your smoothies on the thicker side, try freezing the banana as well as the carrots. If you prefer a juicer, straw-sippable smoothie, blend in fresh fruit and veggies.

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A mango carrot smoothie.

Mango Carrot Smoothie

This easy Mango Carrot Smoothie is packed with nutrition and ready to sip in 2 minutes. Round up 4 ingredients, blend, and prepare to enjoy one of my best smoothie recipes.
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 2 servings (2 cups each)
Course Drinks, Smoothies
Cuisine American
Calories 212

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup mango chunks (see note 1)
  • 1 cup frozen carrots (see note 2)

Instructions 

  • In the bottom of a blender, add orange juice, banana, mango, and carrots. Blend until smooth.

Notes

  1. Mango: To substitute frozen mango, thaw it before adding to the blender. The frozen carrots make the texture thick enough, I think, and thawed or fresh mango results in a creamy consistency. Any variety of mango will do. To test for ripeness, squeeze the mango gently, the National Mango Board suggests. Similar to an avocado or a peach, a ripe mango will give slightly when you squeeze it. It should smell fruity at the stem when ripe, too.
  2. Frozen carrots: Buy them already frozen or freeze fresh carrots when they’re in season.
  3. Yield: One recipe makes enough for 2 smoothies, possibly more if you’re sharing with kiddos.
  4. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Some separation may occur, so shake or stir to combine before enjoying.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 47mgPotassium: 927mgFiber: 5gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 11994IUVitamin C: 132mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I juiced my carrots šŸ„• first because my blender isn’t that smooth lol. Everything else I did as per the recipe and in my opinion it’s a smoother smoothie especially with a grainy vegetable like carrot.

  2. This was great! It got my toddler to happily ingest a vegetable – yay! Will be making again.5 stars

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