This vegan carrot, mango, and ginger smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. It's a great way to add a refreshing boost of nutrition to a busy morning!
I've got a new smoothie recipe to share today! This one is a lighter smoothie that focuses on getting some extra servings of fruit and veggies into the day; it's not necessarily meant to be a full meal replacement smoothie like many of the others I post, but this bright beauty is the perfect wake-me-up smoothie! :)
I consider smoothies to qualify as "meal replacement smoothies" if they contain a good amount of protein to help fuel the body, stabilize blood sugar, and keep you feeling full all morning. I also like them to contain a combination of fruit and veggies (not just fruit). For example, smoothies that contain these foods are make for a more complete recipe that fits the description of meal more than a snack:
- Greek yogurt
- Peanut butter or other nut butters
- Chia, flax, or hemp seeds
- Fruit and Veggies
Because this smoothie consists mainly of fruit and veggies, it's light on calories and protein so I count it more as a side or snack than a full breakfast. To make it a meal, you could add some Greek yogurt or a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
Mango, fresh ginger, coconut water, apple, and a splash of orange juice make this smoothie very bright and refreshing. I happened to have some fresh carrots from my parent's garden on hand when making this recipe, and they're a little sweeter than the carrots you find at the grocery store (I know, #spoiled). ;) So if you find this smoothie isn't quite sweet enough for you, add a teaspoon or two of honey for more sweetness, or agave nectar if you're keeping this recipe vegan. Enjoy!
Carrot-Mango Ginger Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 cup cooked carrots, sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango
- 1/2 cup chopped apple
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/4 cup 100% orange juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1-2 teaspoons agave nectar (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at least one minute or until completely smooth.
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