This orange smoothie with carrot and ginger is my latest must-try ginger smoothie. Sweet from the orange and carrot but with a fierce ginger kick, it's a great smoothie recipe to kick start a healthy lifestyle.
At the end of last year I shared my love of ginger smoothies with a fruity green ginger smoothie and a tropical ginger smoothie. Well, my love of ginger smoothies is still ongoing and now I've also created this carrot and orange smoothie with ginger.
I have to say that until recently I didn't usually put oranges in a smoothie as I find them a bit of a faff to peel but actually, a little bit of the white isn't so important once the smoothie is all blended together. I'm now a convert to orange smoothies as well as ginger ones!
I'm also loving this orange, cranberry and ginger smoothie!
Putting veggies in a smoothie is a great way to get your 5-a-day!
This is also the first smoothie recipe I've created that included carrot. I love carrot and ginger soup and so combining them in a smoothie seemed natural. Well, apart from the fact that I don't like carrot juice. Or at least I didn't a few years ago when I last tried it.
However, adding vegetables to a smoothie is a great way to eat more of your 5-a-day and luckily, combined with orange and ginger, the carrot goes rather well in here. It's quite subtle and I'm even beginning to wonder if I should give carrot juice another chance. Hmmm. Maybe one day.
I make this orange and carrot smoothie in the Nutribullet
Anyway, last year I also shared how much I love my Nutribullet and how I'm trying to drink a smoothie every day. Well, I haven't managed one every day but I do try to make one most days. It definitely makes me feel more energetic on the days I do make one.
My Nutribullet really has become one of my favourite kitchen gadgets. It's easy to use, easy to clean and takes up very little space on my already overcrowded kitchen worktops!
Can you adapt this carrot ginger and orange smoothie?
There are only 3 main ingredients in this smoothie so that doesn't leave much room to adapt it without changing it completely.
However if you don't have any oranges, you could replace the orange with a grapefruit as long as it's not a really sour one!
Do you have to use root ginger in this smoothie?
I love root ginger and always have some in the fridge for making curries. However, you could replace it with a little stem ginger or even just a little ground ginger.
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I love making smoothies at home and here are some of my favourite smoothie recipes!
You might also like my orange and pomegranate molasses mocktail!
Orange Smoothie with Carrot and Ginger
- 2 oranges peeled
- 1 carrot peeled or well scrubbed
- 12 g piece of fresh ginger
- 300 ml cold water
- ice (optional)
- Put all the ingredients in the Nutribullet or blender. Blend for a minute.