Pineapple Carrot Smoothie

This very orange smoothie is so delicious and nutritious!  You can use a banana or pineapple cut into chunks and frozen instead of ice which makes it a little thicker and creamier. You can freeze carrot juice in an ice cube tray to use in place of ice cubes.

The ingredients of this drink are full of health benefits.

Banana help as a digestion aid, potassium-packed, lowers blood pressure, healthy carbs, heart health and weight loss. Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients.

Pineapple is high in  Vitamin C and manganese. Pineapple is anti-inflammatory, aid indigestion, antioxidant-packed, energy boosting. It also is an excellent source of copper and a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, folate and pantothenic acid.

Orange juice is Vitamin C-packed, antioxidant-rich, boost immune system function being a natural antibiotic, skin brightener,  reducing signs of aging, protect against cancer, stimulating cellular repair and metabolism, detoxify the body, improve circulation, improves blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and lowers cholesterol levels.

Carrots are an antioxidant- and Vitamin A-rich, beta carotene-packed, vision booster, free radical fighter, fiber, vitamin K, potassium vitamins A and D.

Turmeric is rhizomatous in the ginger family. For your health, it is an anti-inflammatory (promotes healthy joints), antioxidant-rich, free radical-fighting, lowers cholesterol, aids in digestion, aids in hearts health, aids maintain our cognitive functioning, and aids to keep our immune system strong

Ginger is an easy way to flavor foods and drinks plus it helps aid in digestion and eases an upset stomach, and nausea,  appetite loss, motion sickness, immune booster, infection fighter, anti-inflammatory,  exercise-induced muscle pain.

 

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Pineapple Carrot Smoothie

Delicious! Healthy! Easy to make! Great drink any time of the day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 242 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pineapple *optional frozen chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice *optional
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice from 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup carrot about 1-2 carrots
  • 1 banana *optional frozen chunks
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric *optional
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (1 small knob, peeled) *optional
  • 1 cup yogurt *optional

Instructions

  1. Place the pineapple, ice, orange juice, carrot, and banana in a blender. If you use frozen fruit you can skip the ice. The yogurt makes it more like a milkshake. The addition of turmeric and ginger adds to the flavor and vitamin and health value.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve and enjoy!
  3. This smoothie is excellent when you pour some over your bowl of granola or cereal.

Recipe Notes

These are two of the best blenders for making the Pineapple Carrot Smoothie, in my experience. Ninja Professional Blender (BL610)     Magic Bullet Blender, Small, Silver, 11 Piece Set

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Carrot Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.