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Tropical Carrot Banana Smoothie

This carrot banana smoothie is bright and sunny with tropical vibes! It’s only 5 ingredients and boasts 9 grams of plant-based protein. Start your day with a boost of feel-good nutrients!

carrot banana smoothie

Why You’ll Love it:

Guys, I’m obsessed with this carrot and banana smoothie! It’s vibrant orange hue and sweet tropical vibes are delightful.

  • HealthyCarrots are a rich source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, and antioxidants! They promote a healthy immune system and are full of disease-fighting carotenoids.
  • Tropical – It’s naturally sweet with no added sugar or dairy. Very refreshing with tropical flavor from the mango and orange.
  • Quick – It takes less than 5 minutes to make. Yes, please!

Key Ingredients:

carrots, orange juice, mango, banana, hemp hearts.
  • Banana – For a sweet, creamy texture! Use a ripe banana for the best results. I always keep bananas on hand for smoothies. They’re a good source of potassium and fiber.
  • Carrots – Carrots are naturally sweet and blend surprisingly well. Plus they’re low in calories and nutrient dense. I used 5 baby carrots, but one large carrot works too. Just be sure to peel it and chop it first.
  • Mango – Mango is packed with immune boosting vitamin C, plus it tastes great with banana and orange. I buy a huge bag at Costco so I never run out.
  • Hemp hearts – One of my favorite ingredients lately. They have a mild flavor that blends right in plus they’re full of heart healthy fats and plant-based protein. I bought a big bag at Costco and it lasts for months.
  • Orange juice – For the liquid base! Adds a sweet zip and more vitamin C. I highly recommend not from concentrate or fresh squeezed navel orange.

How to Make a Carrot Banana Smoothie:

It’s super simple! That being said, your blender does matter for this one. A high-speed blender with a powerful motor pulverizes the carrots easily.

A regular blender may struggle and result in a gritty texture. I highly recommend a Vitamix or a Ninja.

  • Combine ingredients: In your blender, combine the banana, hemp hearts, carrots, frozen mango, and orange juice. Always add the soft ingredients first.
  • Blend: Start your blender on low, then increase the speed. The gradual increase reduces stalling. Blend until smooth. It may take a little bit longer since this smoothie contains carrots.
  • Adjust: Check for taste and thickness. I prefer my smoothies thick yet pourable!
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately. Smoothies are best when they’re fresh.
pouring a carrot banana smoothie.

Variations & Substitutions:

This carrot banana smoothie is easy to customize! Try one of these simple variations:

  • Protein – Add more protein with 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt or 3 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder.
  • Ginger – Add a teaspoon of ginger paste for a spicy kick. Ginger root can help reduce inflammation and aid with digestion.
  • GreensGreens alter the color and turn it brown. But besides the ugly color, they taste just fine! Add a handful of baby spinach for a boost of iron and micronutrients.
  • Sweetener – For a sweeter smoothie, add a teaspoon of honey, maple syrup, or light agave.
carrot smoothie with a paper straw.

Expert Tips:

  • Invest in a high-speed blender. If you plan to add veggies to your smoothies (and you should!), it’s best to use a high-speed blender with a powerful motor. Even budget-friendly brands carry high-speed models.
  • Add the soft ingredients first. It gives the blades something to catch and reduces stalling. The frozen ingredients go in last, then the liquid base.
  • Use baby carrots to reduce prep. No need to peel or cut!
top of a carrot smoothie.


Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh! You can store a smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours, but I recommend up to 4 hours. After that the texture suffers and the flavor changes slightly.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes:

carrot banana smoothie

Carrot Banana Smoothie

This carrot banana smoothie is bright and sunny with tropical vibes! It's only 5 ingredients and boasts 9 grams of plant-based protein. Start your day with a boost of feel-good nutrients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 364 kcal


  • high-speed blender


  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 5 baby carrots
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • ½ cup orange juice


  • In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, baby carrots, hemp hearts, frozen mango, and orange juice.
  • Turn the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!


Calories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 43mgPotassium: 1066mgFiber: 8gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 9082IUVitamin C: 134mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg
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