Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie

It’s Week Three in my Summer Smoothie Series. This time, I’m bringing some vegetables into the mix with this recipe I developed for Cooking Light Magazine. Carrot juice plays a starring role with a handful of other ingredients that may strike you as odd bedfellows — carrot, applesauce (what?!), yogurt, and frozen banana. But the result is creamy and delicious with just enough of a gingery zing to count.  Try it.

Carrot Apple Ginger Refresher


  • 1/2 cup 100% carrot juice , chilled
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup organic vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 frozen sliced ripe banana
  • 5 ice cubes (about 2 ounces)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process 2 minutes or until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

This is a recipe I developed for Cooking Light. It is used with permission.

Photo credit: Cooking Light


08.22.2014 at 4:57 AM #

Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

We are carrot juice fanatics around here, what a great idea to use it in smoothies!

08.27.2014 at 8:57 AM #

erin {yummy supper}

Yes please! Katie, I have to tell you, the current juice craze has me constantly thirsting for tasty combos. Thank you for the inspiring concotions we can make at home!
After sending my boy to high school this morning, I think I deserve a little treat;)

08.27.2014 at 8:57 AM #

Katie Morford

High school! Yikes. You deserve more than a glass of carrot juice, I think.

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