Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

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Bananas, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, lemon, carrot juice, and coconut milk for making a refreshing vegan smoothie

Hey, friends! How’s your summer going so far?

Made any rad travel plans?
Crashed a wedding?
Danced into the wee hours of the morning?
If no, why not?
If yes, go you.

My summer has been pretty grand.

So far we’ve gone to wine country, made frequent trips to the farmers market, finished up the content portion of our print cookbook (due out late 2015!), and have just generally been trying to relax. There’s something beautiful about warm afternoons spent on patios, sipping wine, and just taking it easy.

Let’s do more of that. Take it easy, shall we? Yes, we shall.

Fresh carrot juice made in a blender

One of the things I love most about summer mornings is a good, heart pounding workout followed by a seriously nutrient-packed smoothie. Yum.

I’ve been reaching for green things lately, but was in the mood for a switch-up. This recipe did just the trick.

Guess what?

7 ingredients
Super hydrating
Refreshing
Vitamin- + Nutrient-packed
Bright orange
Gorgeous
Zingy
Naturally Sweet
AMAZING

Try this smoothie, OK?
Glass of our refreshing and delicious vegan Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

If you’re into slightly sweet-tart smoothies with a kick from ginger, this is the one for you!

Also, does it get more hippie than making your own carrot juice? I think not! Make your mom proud and do it yourself. If the color and flavor notes of this smoothie aren’t enough, here’s a quick rundown of the health benefits:

Ginger // stomach soother, immune booster, infection fighter, anti-inflammatory badass (source)

Banana // Digestion aid, potassium-packed, lowers blood pressure, healthy carbs, tastes like candy (source)

Pineapple // Vitamin C-packed, anti-inflammatory, digestion aid, antioxidant-packed, energy boosting, nature’s candy (source)

Turmeric // Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, battles cystic fibrosis, free radical-fighting, lowers cholesterol (source)

Lemon // Vitamin C-packed, antioxidant-rich, natural antibiotic, skin brightener, tastes like summer (source 1 + 2)

Carrot // Antioxidant- and Vitamin A-rich, beta carotene-packed, vision booster, free radical fighter (source)

If you give this recipe a try, let us know by leaving a comment, rating it, and tagging a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram – we’d love to see what you come up with. Bottoms up!

Glass of our immune-boosting vegan Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

A 7-ingredient smoothie with carrot juice, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, and banana! An anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting smoothie that's perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Gold spoon leaning against a glass of our Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie recipe
4.95 from 80 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 (smoothies)
Course Beverage, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? Best when fresh

Ingredients

CARROT JUICE

  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water

SMOOTHIE

  • 1 large ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced and frozen // more for a sweeter smoothie)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger (peeled // 1 small knob yields ~1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (or sub cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (1/2 small lemon yields ~1 Tbsp or 15 ml)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  • Make carrot juice by adding carrots and filtered water to a high speed blender and blending on high until completely pureed and smooth. Add more water if it has trouble blending / scrape down sides as needed.
  • Drape a large, thin dish towel over a mixing bowl and pour over the juice. Then lift up on the corners of the towel and begin twisting and squeezing the juice out until all of the liquid is extracted. Set aside pulp for smoothies, or baked goods (such as carrot muffins).
  • Transfer carrot juice to a mason jar - will keep for several days, though best when fresh.
  • To the blender add smoothie ingredients and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Add more carrot juice or almond milk if it has trouble blending. Scrape down sides as needed.
  • Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more banana or pineapple for sweetness, lemon for acidity, ginger for bite, and turmeric for warmth.
  • Divide between two glasses (as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and serve. Best when fresh.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 2 smoothies using 1/2 cup carrot juice (leftovers reserved for future smoothies).

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothies Calories: 144 Carbohydrates: 32 g Protein: 2.4 g Fat: 2.3 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 112 mg Fiber: 5 g Sugar: 17.5 g

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  1. Amanda says

    This is a great alternative to my usual berry smoothie! I didn’t have pineapple but it still tastes yummy! I didn’t strain the carrots I just added more water to make it thinner!

  2. Ashlee says

    No carrots? Sub orange juice. The Recipe still came out amazing (the turmeric and ginger gives it the real pop). I will try this again next time and purchase pure carrot juice.

  3. Stacy says

    I turned this beautiful orange drink into a smoothie bowl simply by reducing the nutmilk and using whole carrots and frozen fruit. I topped it with sliced strawberries, flaked coconut, and sliced banana. I love the ginger in it – soooooo good! It was an amazing breakfast! Thank you. :)

  4. Amy says

    I’ve been trying immune-boosting recipes since I work in health care. I love this smoothie!! I substituted bottled carrot juice and I used cinnamon instead of turmeric and let me tell you—I will drink this often!

  5. Rachel says

    I really love this smoothie!!! I don’t bother juicing the carrots, I just add 1.5 cups shredded plus 1.5 cups of water and left everything else the same- SO GOOD. Will add even more ginger next time because I love that zing soooooo much.

  6. Zanna says

    I strongly recommend cooking the carrots for 7 minutes in a little bit of water (which you also add to the smoothie as some nutrients leak into the water while cooking) and some fat as your body won’t be able to absorb all nutrients otherwise. The extra cooking and cooling down time is well worth it :-)

  7. Julissa says

    Yummy! I was looking through Pinterest and found this because I was looking to use up my leftover carrots. This is so refreshing & nutritious ..this will definitely be one of my go to recipes!

  8. Elizabeth Askander says

    This was sooo yummy!!! I added fresh tumeric (wear gloves) and added all the carrot juice. It was so delicious and light and refreshing! I used organic banana and pineapple. WILL BE MAKING AGAIN

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Elizabeth. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  9. Chris says

    I am going to try this for my husband’s arthritis…not sure yet which type it is…my question is, how many times a day do you drink it…just once in the morning?

  10. Carla says

    Yummy!!! Good for the liver!!!! Took no time to make and easy enough so I don’t have to go buy a juicer!!! Even my “ginger” picky husband liked it!!! Best served cold!!

    Carla

  11. Ella says

    Great recipe! Creamy and refreshing with a light zing. I didn’t strain the carrot juice, however it was still deliciously smooth. Used cow’s milk as didn’t have any cashew milk, but looking forward to trying it again using a healthier milk alternative! I really like recipes that don’t include too much fruit and have a reasonable portion of veg. Tip for the gals: I also added chia seeds as I personally find they really help with PCOS and cysts!

  12. Brandon says

    Delicious! I made a couple necessary modifications based on what I had onhand (a peeled, frozen lemon half in place of juice; only 5 chunks of packaged, frozen pineapple; whole milk in place of almond milk; I only had about half the amount of ginger called for; and the banana I used was very ripe and frozen). I also opted to make the carrot juice with the proportions recommended but without straining it (more fiber; less prep). Despite these changes, the result is creamy, bright, sweet and has some appealing earthiness from the carrot. I will certainly make it again.

  13. Emily says

    This smoothie is AMAZING! I just got a vitamix for Christmas and this is one of the first things I made. Even made my own almond milk to put in it. Getting ready to make it for the third time. Thanks for the delicious recipe! xoxo

  14. Gina says

    This looks delicious! I have one question. I’m very allergic to banana – is there a substitute you’d recommend that wouldn’t affect the flavor / texture much? Thanks :)

  15. Cindy says

    I made this it is tasty! I did not Strain the carrots, I would probably add ice next time to make it colder, or I froze the other half of pineapple so that will make it colder next time also, used fresh ginger & tumeric, should have grated tumeric because I had chunks of it!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for sharing, Cindy! We are so glad you enjoyed it! If your blender is not high-powered, then yes, grating fresh ginger/turmeric would probably be best! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  16. Sheetal says

    Oh- I forgot to add, also don’t strain the carrots- just throw into my vitamix for blending and it’s perfect! Save the extra carrot juice for a few more glasses before starting a fresh batch :)

  17. Sheetal says

    I love this smoothie!!!!!. Started making them daily about 2 weeks ago for my husband primarily for Anti inflammation needs. I’ve also put mangos when I ran out of pineapple. Not sure if he’s felt any difference just yet ( would love to hear about results people are seeing ), but plan to incorporate this into our diets regularly ! Can you tell me the sugar intake with the existing ingredients ? I saw calories were 144?

    Thanks so much!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks for sharing, Sheetal! Our nutrition information is currently not showing up (site-wide glitch) and we’re working on that! Check back soon for the full nutrient breakdown.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Luka. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  18. Rachel L. says

    Taste great! Im not a big fan of the taste of carrot juice. I halfed the recipe and substituted coconut milk instead of almond. I also added 1 tbsp of chia seeds and a splash of oj. It tastes wonderful, i couldnt taste the carrots at all (yay!)

  19. Laura says

    We loved this smoothie. Due to time constraints we used store-bought carrot juice – we added an extra frozen banana and one clove of frozen garlic. We substituted for milk for the almond milk. Going to try it again tonight with a little more garlic. I can’t believe how healthy it tasted but also delicious .

  20. Michelle says

    Hi Dana – THANK YOU! I was searching for a simple smoothie recipe that would help with my mothers chemo side effect (Nausea) – this is perfect! Not only did it taste good, it was super easy to make (I opted for pre made organic carrot juice) and tossed in an extra 1/2 of a banana (for extra potassium).
    Very, VERY tasty!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Michelle! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Robin, we haven’t tried that, but it might work! Let us know if you give it a try!

    • db says

      Regarding the EO question: I would not recommend consuming essential oils.
      I am aware that many of the pyramid brands suggest consumption, but these are volatile compounds and you must use them with caution. (Even topically, they can be extremely harmful if not used with care).There have not been studies done on the consumption of these products. If they contain heavy metals, plant essences can be very dangerous as the organs have no way of breaking them down (bioaccumulative). That said, if you are extracting your own and are fully aware of the location source and safety, there are certain essential oils that can be beneficial in moderation. I’d personally stick to fresh local ingredients or high quality extracts/ tinctures:)

  21. Amber Conn says

    Just made this (2 bananas instead of 1) and oh my goodness, I found myself trying to get every last drop in my mouth!! It will definitely be made more and shared! Super delicious!! Thank you for your wonderful recipe!

  22. Erin says

    Dana, this is a delicious smoothie. I just made it and I missed the step where you suggest straining the carrot juice. In the smoothie, the pulp gives it a bit more thickness that I like without being chewy. I also added a dash of black pepper to help my body absorb the turmeric. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  23. Yasmine says

    This smoothie was so unique and packed with flavor! I don’t know if I would have made this if I didn’t have fresh turmeric root that I wanted to use, but I’m so glad I did! Will definitely make this again.

  24. Melissa Leigh says

    This was absolutely delicious! It has become my favorite way to incorporate turmeric into my diet. I made the carrot juice first but didn’t bother straining and then just added everything else to the Vitamix. I also added a pinch of black pepper to increase the absorbability of the curcumin in the turmeric. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Melissa! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  25. Bee says

    i love a good smoothie, especially with the warm weather coming up. plus, so healthy and delicious, i need to start drinking more of them!

  26. Danielle says

    This smoothie was so tasty and pleasant to drink for breakfast. I used store bought organic carrot juice instead of making my own, and used strawberries instead of pineapple since I didn’t have any at home! I will definitely be making this again :)

  27. Samalam says

    Dana, this is amazing! I’ve just had this for dessert, having just done a 30-minute Pilates session (that was my first in well over a year due to various injuries and recovering very slowly from major shoulder surgery…), and this sat very well with me indeed. I was first introduced to carrot and turmeric juice when out in the Malaysian jungle 3 years ago, doing a study on endangered spiders, and fell in love, but, even as a smoothie fan, never thought to put these orange wonders into a smoothie. What a wonderful idea! I sadly can’t have citrus or pineapple, but it still tasted wonderful without: I added cinnamon as well as the turmeric. I think that this will become a staple with me. :)

    P.S. Love your sense of humour! “Anti-inflammatory badass” describes this wonder juice exactly!

  28. R M Walters says

    030219 – i made this smoothie, and it was great. i substituted the almond milk with canned (thick and creamy) coconut milk. frozen pineapples took a bit to churn and not too sweet. all and all a good recipe. i substituted the cinnamon w/turmeric water from previously boiled turmeric.

  29. Bee says

    Hello and everyone who’s posting ?. This smoothie looks good I’m gonna try it.. I found out how to make carrot juice. Lol ?. But I’m just really getting into the smoothie game.. I wanted to know do you use protein powders?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Bee! We do use protein powders in certain recipes! You can find our protein powder review here which may be helpful.

  30. Dyan says

    This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I have some fresh turmeric that I will use in place of the powder. This morning I did spinach, avocado, cucumber, fresh ginger, fresh turmeric root, blueberries, almond milk and a blob of Greek yogurt. Yum.

  31. Leianna says

    This smoothie was delicious. Well worth the effort to make my own carrot juice instead of store bought. My son and I have just enjoyed a glass and it was really very Very good. I will definitely be making this smoothie regularly. Thank you

  32. Jan says

    Hi Dana,

    thanks for this interesting recipe. I was looking for something with Turmeric since I have read that it helps with vitiligo. I might give this a shot. Carrot also has positive impact on our skin. Back in the day my friend was experimenting with carrot a bit too much and she got this orange skin-tone :)

  33. Merdith says

    OMG this is delicious! Creamy and decadent with some spicy warmth, it almost tastes like a dessert to me. Yum! I used unsweetened vanilla oat milk instead of almond milk, and threw in some hemp hearts, ground flax seeds and a bit of black pepper and it was amazing. Thanks for another great recipe Dana!

  34. Dana says

    This has a very interesting and mildly addicting flavor. In other words, I love it! The sweet pineapple balances out the turmeric flavor quite nicely. My kids even like it, which is shocking. I used a pinky of fresh tumeric root in place of the ground turmeric. Will definitely be making this part of my smoothie rotation. Thank you!

  35. Rebecca says

    The carrot smoothie I made this morning had an orange, cashews, spinach, carrots and ginger and water/ice. Thank you for the inspiration!

  36. Julianne says

    I am a smoothie afficianado, and this is my favorite smoothie EVER!! It wins in all categories: taste, texture, healthy-ness, and how it made me feel afterward! Thanks for this clever twist on Orange Julius!!

  37. Shivs says

    I wasn’t sure how the ingredients would work together but they were delicious! Great combo! I have been looking more ways to eat ginger and turmeric so this definitely fit the bill! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  38. Erica says

    Another winner!! I used mango instead of pineapple (that’s all I had on hand) and used my Vitamix to make the carrot juice before adding the other ingredients so I didn’t have to dirty up a ton of equipment. So so so good!!!

  39. Tessie says

    Hi, I am on a reduced potassium diet. I think I am going to try this smoothie out but substitute the pulp of the carrot for the banana and add honey to sweeten. Would that work?

  40. Carmella says

    Delicious! My family love me again… after too many failed attempts at more “challenging” veggie smoothies. This beauty is going to give them their faith back.. and I’m loving the ginger and turmeric with lemon! The juice was so easy to make, and I just made a litre or so to used throughout the week. I ran out of almond milk and doubled up on the carrot juice another time and it was still delicious, although the creaminess of adding the milk is so nice! I used a knob of fresh turmeric by the way, I wonder if it makes much of a difference (nutritionally speaking) over the dried? Another great recipe! Thanks again!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      I am so glad to hear that your family loved the recipe as well! Both fresh and powdered turmeric are great to use, and you benefit from the nutrients packed the root, in both forms!

  41. Melanie says

    Can’t wait to try this but I have a question about the carrot juice. What’s the reason for juicing the carrot as opposed to using the whole carrot? Especially if you save the carrot after juicing? Is it for the consistency of the smoothie?

      • Dana says

        I used a whole carrot in mine, and it turned out great! I have a high speed blender though, so I’m not sure how it would fare in a regular blender.

  42. Ashley says

    I didn’t have pineapple and I only used half a banana to cut back on sugar, so I ended up with juice instead of a smoothie and it was delicious! Starts out sweet and finishes with a kick, thanks to the ginger! Love it.

  43. Jennifer says

    Wow! This is delicious! First time ever using carrot juice in anything! This recipe I will be going back to for my smoothies! Thank you for the recipe ?

  44. Doreen says

    I come back to this amazing carrot tumeric ginger smoothie time and time again! Love and highly recommend for those looking for a clean break.

    I used less almond milk than prescribed for more of a juice than smoothie.

  45. Nadia says

    Delicious and surprisingly very sweet! My parter and I both loved this one. It’ll become a regular. Thanks Dana :))

  46. Paula Kennedy says

    This is delicious, but there’s no need to make the carrot juice separately. Just grate enough carrots to loosely fill half a cup, then add water to fill completely. I also used 2 tablespoons of chopped crystallized ginger instead of fresh ginger. With crystallized ginger and almond milk, this recipe is 2 Weight Watchers points for the whole thing.

  47. Jorge Barrios says

    Will this send you to the bathroom immediately? When I’m at work I have no bathroom near me sadly would love to know thanks

  48. Eliza says

    Used this as inspiration for one of our smoothies (I run a smoothie bar and was looking for a good cold-defense smoothie) instead of carrot juice, I used steamed then frozen carrot chunks, made fresh squeezed orange-turmeric juice, and added some mango. So. Stinking. Good. Thanks for being awesome; all of my girls refer to your blog as my bible, because I am always referring to your recipes for inspiration (or making meals from your e-book at home).

  49. Jim says

    If you’re going to the trouble of making carrot juice, you should really make your own almond milk (the store-bought is a rip off with only about a handful of almonds and lots of junk like sweeteners added). I’ve also read that turmeric is more readily absorbed with some fat and/or black pepper. I add either organic plain yogurt or some coconut oil to mine.

  50. Veronika says

    After fighting some sort of a cold/flu thing for a month I decided to up my turmeric, veg and fruit intake. As I had no pineapple but had frozen mango I substituted the pineapple with some frozen mango and half an orange. Also doubled the turmeric in a single serving and it is delicious ! Thank you for the recipe :)

  51. Lidia says

    Hi! I stumbled upon your website today, and I can’t decide what I want to make first! Everything is lovely and delicious! This smoothie looks absolutely amazing! When using fresh turmeric, how much of it would you suggest? Thank you :)

  52. geraldine says

    just made a smoothie based on your recipe, but i used my own home grown Parisienne carrots including the leaves (didn’t juice the carrots just blended them realy fine) and added a chili pepper just to give it a kick, i have a bad cold and this should help me get better – kill or cure :-)
    love the tumeric powder in it, would never think to use dried spices

  53. Kristin says

    I’ve recently gotten addicted to this smoothie! I make it with coconut milk instead of almond milk, which adds even more tropical taste. So yummy, thank you!

  54. Kate says

    Just tried this today and it is phenomenal! My SO and I make smoothies every morning and I HATE when he puts carrots in mine. This smoothie was my compromise and oh my goodness it is incredible. I am more than happy to drink my carrots today.

  55. Antonia says

    So good!!! I didn’t have pineapple so substituted with frzn mango and didnt have frzn banana ready to go so used fresh and I had made cashew milk already so used that instead of almond and still came together nicely… nice light smoothie well balanced yum yum :)

  56. Annette says

    OMG, I am drinking this right now and it is SO delicious and refreshing! I used a juicer to make the carrot juice, and made a little extra for tomorrow, or maybe later I’ll make another-yum! The ginger adds such a nice kick. Thanks so much!

  57. Carmella Mattie says

    Refreshing and delicious, I might try to find some fresh numeric next time. My baby girl (9months) loved it too. Thanks for the great recipe!

  58. Jennifer says

    HI! I’ve been looking for ways to add a *lot* more turmeric to my diet for its anti-inflammatory properties – I’m not really good with modifying recipes. If I wanted to bump the turmeric up to a teaspoon, what else would I want to adjust to make it still taste fantastic, do you think?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jennifer! I think adding an additional tsp of turmeric should be okay! Try it out and adjust to your taste! If you are finding it changes the flavor of the smoothie, add more fruit!

  59. Ralph says

    Just made this for the first time today. I’m no juicing expert, just starting really, and it was easy and it is SO good. I even did the carrot juice part, but dropped half the towel in the juice. Ha. :) Seriously delicious, thank you!

  60. Jackie says

    Yummy! So delicious! I was too lazy to make carrot juice so I just put half a carrot. And used turmeric powder since the grocery didn’t have. Also added coconut water for more liquid since I didn’t use carrot juice! Still turned out fab!

  61. Ana says

    Nice! I made it without pineapple and with an orange instead of lemon. Also, I added a small teaspoon of cumin powder (increases metabolism) and tossed in a few almonds. (I did not have almond milk) Tasted great!

  62. Anna says

    Great smoothie recipe. Very similar to a juicing recipe I use. I linked to your recipe in my anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe post. Hope that is OK with you.

  63. Delia says

    Do you think this has too much sugar for a diabetic? I want to try this for my husband because of his sinus problems, his leg cramps but I was concerned about the sugar content?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! Hmm I am not sure! You probably know more than us about this topic, but if you are concerned that there is too much sugar – feel free to change up the ingredients for less sweet fruits!

  64. Jordan says

    Thank you for this recipe. I have made it several times and I love it. I throw the carrots into the blender with the smoothie so I can get the fiber, and because I’m lazy.

    • Helen says

      I just did it that way as well, also because I’m usually too lazy to juice. Lol, but like you said, we are getting the fiber. I think it turned out great both in flavor and texture.

  65. Richele Banks says

    I tried this tonight. What a boost! Easy, tasty, healthy, and energizing. I should not have prepared it so close to bedtime, but now I know.

  66. Jen says

    I have been making this ALOT! It reminds me of an orange Julius!! I sometimes buy fresh squeezed carrot juice, rather than making it. I use fresh fruit rather than frozen. I LOVE adding turmeric wherever I can.
    Best smoothie ever!
    Thank you!

  67. Sadie says

    Been making this for the past few mornings to help with my Mum’s cold. I’ve been omitting the milk and adding more carrot juice, it’s delish!

  68. brittany | words like honeycomb says

    I just wanted to follow up because I have since made this recipe MANY times and it is WONDERFUL. I love that I can stuff so many wonderful ingredients into a delicious glass that help with my hereditary high cholesterol and still feel like it is dessert <3 love this recipe, Dana, and this gal is super happy to have it! thanks!

  69. Marc harris says

    So I added oregano, a natural antibiotic, to the mix with beet juice and was wonderful. I am currently battling Lyme disease and I have researched oregano being a powerful natural antibiotic. This smoothie gave me energy and hoping to boost my drained immune system.

  70. Valerie says

    I tried the carrot smoothie this morning it is great. I am experiencing a drainage from my sinuses down to my throw due to a cold I had last week. The smoothie is clearing up the drainage…

  71. Simone says

    I don’t have any pineapple so might just try with more lemon as I have a whole tree laden with those…

  72. Katie S says

    Delicious! Just made this smoothie for my family…my little girl is recovering from busting her two front teeth and we needed an immune boosting smoothie that didn’t taste like our usual spinach one. My 2 and 6 year old were not loving the ginger taste (which is my favorite part!) so I added extra lemon and they drank it up. I also just put all ingredients in the vitamix. This smoothie will stay in my rotation! Thank you!!

  73. Stephen Sarvis says

    This was delicious!! Thanks for sharing. I added ground flax seed which is a “bad ass” omega 3 booster!!! And used OJ instead of water to make the carrot juice.

  74. Tegan says

    Despite my juicer exploding at the last stage of making the carrot juice, this recipe turned out to be tasty and amazing !! I have been recovering from a cold for the past 2 days and was craving a smoothie to boost my immune system. I also added a cup of baby spinach leaves and dash of honey to counteract the taste. De-lish!!

  75. Katie says

    I just made this smoothie and finished drinking it and I loved it! Even my almost 2 year old son is enjoying it. I wasn’t sure if he would like it so i halved the recipe (but kept the ginger and turmeric the same) and it tasted so good! I also used vanilla unsweetened almond milk because that was all i had. I will be making this again!

  76. Clare Naylorcl says

    Iv been diagnosed with tendinitis, iv tried tablets and gels, but nothing’s working, I came across you smoothie which tastes lovely and fresh, I’m sure this smoothie will help to ger rid of this pain!!, thank you so much Dana!!,

  77. Elissa says

    This smoothie looks delish! I have a vitamix but have never blended carrots. You dont have to cook them first?

  78. Sharon says

    We have been making the same smoothie for a while now and I was ready for a change. I just made this (with a few adjustments) and its delish! Thanks for the recipe!
    I don’t juice so I just added a large carrot and some coconut water to make up for the liquid. I also had a chunk of turmeric instead of ground so I therew that in there as well. My banana wasn’t frozen and it didn’t seem to make a difference at all. Thanks again…I love the bite that the ginger gives it! :)

  79. Amber says

    Delicious but I omitted the banana and almond milk as I wanted more of a juice than creamy smoothie. I also added half of apple and more water. I threw all the ingredients in my vitamix and blended. No need to strain pulp.

  80. Jen says

    This smoothie was delish! I found it to be slightly too sweet, but my frozen banana was very ripe so that could have been why. Overall though, it was excellent!

  81. Sera says

    Oh and I subbed ground ginger for fresh: 1Tbsp fresh = 1/4 tsp ground (though, ginger lover I am, I did end up adding a little more).

  82. Seea says

    Delicious! I was recently dx’d with fibromyalgia (last summer) and I seem to be in the midst of a flair up. I’m convinced it’s inflammation because of the way my body feels stiff… Anyway!

    I needed an immune boost this am so I decided to try this recipe plus I am obsessed with anything carrot juice!

    I didn’t have any frozen or fresh pineapple but I did have a few pineapple juice cubes in my fridge. I threw those in and added some strawberries for the bulk of the frozen fruit. Threw a very ripe banana in the fridge when I started peeling the carrots to chill it at the very least. I actually ended up adding more ginger (obsessed) and turmeric – and then popped in a little cayenne too!

    I didn’t strain the carrot juice though when I set it in the fridge to make the rest of the recipe most of the pulp floated toward the top so I used the bottom, more liquid-y part. I also used unsweetened coconut milk in place of almond. Absolutely delish!

    Next time I think I’ll attempt to either juice or strain the carrot juice – and I may use more carrot juice and less coconut milk to decrease fat and increase carrot flavor. Delicious as is I’m sure but also a great base to get creative with!

    Thank you! You’re recipes keep me inspired until 3 am sometimes when I’m feeling at a loss in my relationship with food. Thank you (and your hubby!) for bringing your genius recipe magic to us!

  83. Tish says

    Absolutely Deeee-Licious!!! I forgot the ginger, ill hook it up with that tomorrow for breakfast. Thank you so much for posting this healthy yumminess ?☀️

  84. KitchenRave says

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing smoothie recipe! Super healthy and We love
    the color! We added a little more water for a smoother consistency. Awesome article.

  85. Worldly Chef says

    I propose a modified and much quicker version:

    -Half a cup of sliced carrots and 1 sliced banana
    -1 cup water
    -1 cup milk or coconut milk
    -No pineapple
    -Didn’t bother peeling the ginger, I love everything about it. I just diced it
    -Added a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of coconut oil (could be olive oil, too)
    -1 tablespoon lemon juice
    -I added both cinnamon AND turmeric

    Blend all of that for about 1 minute and the result is angelical and refreshing!

    NO need to filter out the carrot pulp/rind as this is all extra fiber!

  86. Cathi says

    I just love this smoothie! I added coconut almond milk instead of plain almond milk, (that is all I had on hand) and I squeezed half the lemon instead of only 1 tbsp. lemon juice and threw in about 2 tbsp. of pumpkin seeds just for the heck of it and boy does it taste yummy!!
    Thank you for the great recipe, I will most definitely be making this again real soon.
    Cathi

  87. Julie Gregory says

    I have not made many smoothies but your list of antininflamatory ingredients prompted me to try this one (my R.Athritis doc has me on a vegan food plan) and it is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! And such a beautiful color! It’s the middle of winter but it feels like the tropics when I drink this. I keep all the ingredients pre-measured out in the freezer in baggies, thaw out the almond milk and the juice(I bought some pre-made)and love the icy smooth texture. I put the other serving in the freezer and work on it another day as it melts. I’m so happy! Thanks, and love your site!

    • Sera says

      I subbed unsweetened coconut milk and it was delicious! I’m sure a tablespoon or two of coconut oil would be a yummy addition but I wouldn’t sub coconut oil for milk – especially one cup of it!

  88. Maria hancock says

    I blended the carrots with water and kept the pulp and used fresh tumeric it was delicious that way as well :)

  89. Sukhpreet Singh says

    Just drank this for the second day in a row and loving it!! Thanks so much for the recipe. Keep spreading that wonderful spirit and thanks for helping us keep our mind and body healthy! Lots of love.

  90. Robin Dillon says

    I just made this with carrot juice from the juicer and orange juice (fresh) instead if pineapple. My banana wasn’t frozen so I added a cup of ice. A big slug of ginger and tumeric until I felt it was enough (too lazy to measure) oh and almond coconut milk (unsweetened). De-lish. Will be making for breakfast tomorrow – can’t wait!! I love your recipes.

  91. Hayley says

    I’m thinking I’ll switch it up and make the carrot juice with my juicer :) I’m just wondering approx what volume carrot juice for this recipe? 1 cup? More?

    Thanks!!

  92. Jennifer says

    Just tried this recipe and love it!
    I didn’t bother straining the carrots, just kept them in and blended longer! Oh and I subsituted coconut milk in place of almond milk! Delicious!!!

  93. Marco says

    This smoothie looks delicious, but I don’t understand why you would want to blend the carrots instead of juicing them. It seems like too much hastle to do when you can just juice them and then use the juice. I think I’ll give it a try with juiced carrots instead. But thank you for the recipe.

    Oh, and I have only recently subscribed to your blog and so far I’m loving everything that you do, so thanks for that too :-)

  94. Doug P says

    I didn’t have a banana, also, I used Orange Juice instead of water and it turned out great! Since the first day I’ve started tweaking the recipe a bit throwing in fresh ground black pepper and, just this morning, half a jalapeno that I had left over from my breakfast.

    This has become a great way to start my day! Outside of peeling the ginger and turmeric it’s zero labor plus it makes me feel great and I use my blender for something that doesn’t have tequila in it.

    Also, can we talk about the bowel movements? I wanna talk about the bowel movements. Stop reading right now if you don’t want to read about my bowel movements.

    After the third day of drinking one of these in the morning I’ve been experiencing the most rewarding, fulfilling, colon cleansing potty sessions that I can remember having. No struggle, no pain, just a nice solid, smooth stool that even the commercial toilets at the office struggle to deal with.

    Also, since starting this, my sinus’ are clearing and I’m feeling genuinely better.

    Thanks a ton.

  95. Lindsay says

    Oh my goodness. I just made this recipe and yummmmmm! So fresh and vibrant. I cannot say enough about it. Thank you!

  96. RBR says

    Wow! Amazing! I am so glad I found your website. This juice is delicious, such a unique flavor and perfect for a hot summer day!

  97. eki says

    Dana – you’ve helped me to think outside of my usual mango/pineapple/banana regimen. Peeling carrots (with a peeler) ended up being an entertaining and novel task for my preschooler. Love this smoothie – the ginger was a taste bud delight and a quick energy zinger!

  98. Amber H. says

    Made this today and love it. My kids like it, too. Will be sure to make again. I love smoothie recipes that taste good without having to sweeten it with honey or some sort of sugar besides the fruit. Thanks!

  99. Fatema Radheyyan says

    Best smoothie I’ve ever had! I’ve been craving creamsicle ice cream from my childhood but haven’t been able to find a healthy substitute that reminded me enough of the original and strangely enough sans orange this satisfies that craving! Drool worthy :D

    PS, every recipe I try on here is a lifesaver.
    Healthy+easy+ridiculously tasty=happy forever!

  100. Coco says

    Hi Dana,

    I just tried this recipe and it rocked my world. Ive already had it twice!!!

    I was also wondering how you came up with your recipe template and how you added your print recipe button. I am having the hardest time adding it to my blog. Could you pass on any helpful tips my way? I would really appreciate it.

    Love your blog!!!
    Coco

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Coco! Glad you liked the smoothie. The recipe template is Easy Recipe plug-in and John customized it to fit the style of our blog. The plug-in includes a print button, which he also customized. He’s kind of a wizard ;D

  101. Molly says

    WOW!! I LOVED THIS!! It was delicous! I didn’t have any pineapple so I just added more bananas. It was so refreshing and yummy! Thank you! Your recipes are incredible and my boyfriend surprised me and made me your no bake brownies with chocolate ganche and they were amazing!

  102. Uzay says

    Although I LOVE pineapple, my tummy, unfortunately, does not. Can you recommend another veg/fruit to replace the pineapple? Your smoothie looks divine and sounds perfect to have after a morning run! :)

  103. Leslie says

    Made this for breakfast today and omg so good!! I subbed frozen strawberries for the pineapple and cinnamon for the turmeric. Perfect for a hot day here in LA!

  104. Ophelia says

    I just made this – delicious! I used fresh turmeric, wasn’t sure how much to put in so I held off; will definitely use more next time. Thanks for a great recipe! It’s winter here in Australia so the immune boosting ingredients are great. I used fresh ingredients rather than frozen also.

  105. Tessa says

    Just made it and it was delicious! I had to sub the almond milk for soy which changed the colour unfortunately but it tasted good. I’ll be sure to try it again to get that fresh orange colour!

    Tessa

  106. Alison @Food by Mars says

    Love all these ingredients and their health benefits, looks stunning and oh, that color!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Right? Swoon. It makes drinking to health so much easier ;D
      Hope you give it a try, Alison!

  107. Angie Wilson says

    Thanks for the recipe! I’ve been wanting to change things up in the smoothie department and this is sounds delicious

    xx Angie

  108. Celeste @TheWholeServing says

    I love it, I added turmeric to my smoothie add-ins this year, an amazing sometimes forgotten spice.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Agreed! So mysteriously beautiful and delicious in the right combinations. Hope you love this one, Celeste!

  109. Nicole {VeganShowOff.com} says

    I adore carrot juice and absolutely love ginger so this smoothie is right up my alley! So refreshing and healthy, this may have to be my new go-to post run smoothie!

  110. Tyra says

    I’ve been following you on Instagram for a bit but this is my 1st visit to your site. I’m inspired and energized in coming here. Keep up the great work!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ah, that means a lot, Tyra! Glad you came over and liked what you found. Hope you give a recipe a try! :D

  111. Annaliese says

    Wow! This looks AMAZING!! I am putting ingredients on my shopping list…NOW! Thanks for the awesome and good-for-you recipe :) !!

  112. Jennifer Stevens | Adventurous Appetite says

    Sounds great! I love your writing voice. So funny. And I’m definitely making this for my afternoon snack today! :)

  113. Sydney | Modern Granola says

    Yum! This sounds so refreshing and delicious! I love ginger and lemon in the mornings. It’s so refreshing and zippy. Thanks for the recipe! I’ll be sure to try this soon!
    xx Sydney

    • Hippiechixer says

      Not waitin for breakfast lol… I just came out of 5 hour mouth surgery a few days ago and am bruised and puffy and I have one week to look good and feel healthy for a Christmas party… but I got so excited and accidentally dumped everything together without straining the Juice so I hope it will be just as good

      • Hippiechixer says

        I didn’t have almond milk but I had some coconut milk and I didn’t have any tumeric but I am sure the benefits are just as good

  114. Eve @ Baking the Day says

    You’re right, carrot juice is the pinnacle of hippie-ness! This smoothie sounds so zingy and vibrant, I love ginger in smoothies as well as carrot but I have only put turmeric into my curries. Looks delicious and I have to try it!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      haha, I know, right? I feel super hippie dippy when I’m making my own carrot juice. Hope you love this Eve!

  115. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says

    This sounds like a great combination! I often get stuck in a “smoothie rut.” Time to try something new!

  116. dixya | food, pleasure, and health says

    i love the combination of carrot and ginger together..so this is pretty awesome.

  117. Sarah | Broma Bakery says

    I’m so with you. Green is my go-to fave, but there can be something about switching it up that feels so rejuvenating. Luv. It.

  118. Elizabeth @ Pineapples and Polka Dots says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! What a beautiful orange color! I love how you added the benefits of each item you included. This is perfect for summer!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think we can all use a reminder of why we eat healthy. It’s so nice to see the benefits behind the delicious foods we eat! xo

  119. Leah @ Grain Changer says

    Dana this looks incredible! Totally with you on starting a summer day with an intense sweat sesh followed by a nutrient-dense smoothie. It’s the only way to go!! LOVING all of the super-charged ingredients in this orange beauty of a smoothie – carrot juice works WONDERS for the body and ginger is my all-time fav. Can’t wait to give this one a shot!

  120. Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says

    After hating it for so long, I have quickly become a ginger convert this summer! I cannot wait to try this smoothie – so much goodness in one glass just HAS to leave you energized for a long summer day!