Creamy Carrot Mango Ginger Smoothie
My morning smoothie routine has really evolved over the years. At one time, my typical brew wasn’t much more than fruit blended with either milk or orange juice and a handful of ice. Nothing wrong with it, but I’ve learned it can be so much better and better for you. This Carrot Mango Ginger Smoothie is a perfect example.
I see smoothies as an opportunity to cram all manner of good nutrition into a single glass and to make it something that really fills me up. I’ve put everything from oats to avocados in my smoothies, have learned the importance of adding protein for staying power, and aim to include probiotics as often as I can. I also do my best to add a vegetable (or two) to every glass.
My typical angle for getting vegetables into smoothies comes in the form of leafy greens, such as spinach or kale, or a small handful of cauliflower (check out this recipe by way of example). But with the feel of fall in the air, I’ve been blending up a bright orange brew featuring carrot juice blended with mango, kefir and fresh ginger. The result is a good for the gut (thanks to probiotic-rich kefir), loaded with nutrients, with full of mellow gingery flavor.
If you like this Carrot Mango Ginger Smoothie, check out these other recipes:
Wild Blueberry Brain-Boosting Smoothie
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Coffee Smoothie, a recipe I created for Simply Recipes
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, a recipe I created for Simply Recipes
Carrot Mango Ginger Probiotic Pick-me-up
- ½ heaping cup cubed mango (fresh or frozen)
- ¾ cup chilled carrot juice
- 1- inch cube fresh ginger
- ½ cup plain kefir
- 1 ice cube
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and run until completely smooth. Pour into 1 large or 2 small glasses and serve immediately.
Photo credit Leigh Beisch. Prop styling Mikhael Romain.
10.21.2018 at 5:29 AM #
I’ve never bought carrot juice or kefir. Where do I find these things in the grocery store? Can they even be purchased? Thanks!
10.21.2018 at 5:29 AM #
You can find plain kefir in the refrigerated section near the yogurt and milk. You may be able to find fresh carrot juice near the fresh orange juice in the refrigerated section OR you can find it in glass bottles along with the other juices on the shelf. Whole Foods and Sprouts are good bets for finding it, but a lot of supermarkets will have it too!
10.23.2018 at 3:59 AM #
Easy, delicious and quick!
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10.19.2019 at 3:13 AM #
unfortunately I can’t find out Creamy Carrot Mango Ginger Smoothie .I want to buy that .can you suggest to me ?