Banana Carrot Smoothie

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This banana carrot smoothie whips up in just 5 minutes for a filling and delicious breakfast or snack. The added warm spices make it taste like carrot cake in liquid form for a refreshing treat you and your little ones will love!

Banana carrot smoothie serving in a small glass jar.

If you’re a carrot cake lover, you’ll love this creamy carrot and banana smoothie. It is sweetened with a ripe banana and comes out creamy, sweet, and a fun bright orange color. Veggies are a fun way to naturally color food and drinks like in this spinach banana smoothie and spinach banana waffles. And if you’re looking for more carrot-cake-inspired treats, be sure to try out these mini gluten-free carrot cake muffins and these soft and chewy carrot oatmeal cookies!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make this banana carrot smoothie:

Ingredients to make carrot banana smoothie.
  • Carrots: This star ingredient gives this smoothie a bright orange color and a warm flavored taste. You’ll want to use cooked carrots for a subtle flavor – I used canned pre-cooked carrots to make the process quicker.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for this smoothie. Frozen bananas are best, but you can use a fresh one and add ice if you don’t have a frozen one on hand.
  • Maple Syrup: Optional ingredient for added sweetness.
  • Milk: I used whole milk in this recipe, but dairy-free alternatives work as well.
  • Vanilla Extract: For added flavor and to bring out the sweetness of the smoothie flavors.
  • Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger are added for warm flavors that give this smoothie a carrot-cake-like taste.

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • Milk: You may substitute the milk with any dairy-free alternative such as oat milk or coconut milk.
  • Optional Toppings: Feel free to top this smoothie with a sprinkle of cinnamon, crushed nuts, or grated carrots!

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make banana carrot smoothie.

STEP 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth (Images 1 & 2). If the mixture is thick and hard to blend, add a little more milk.

STEP 2: Taste the smoothie and adjust to taste as needed. Pour into cups and serve!

Storage Instructions

This carrot and banana smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month. When ready to serve, you can thaw it overnight in the fridge or let it thaw out at room temperature for a few hours. When you are ready to drink it, just give it a quick shake! You can also store the smoothie in an ice cube tray, freeze the cubes in an airtight container, and blend a few cubes with a little splash of milk once you are ready to drink it!

Banana carrot smoothie serving in a small glass jar.

Tips For Success

  • Make sure to use an overripe banana for the best natural sweetness.
  • Make sure to blend the smoothie until it is completely smooth and there are no chunks remaining. I love using this nutribullet blender combo to blend the mixture into a smooth consistency.
  • I love serving these smoothies in these toddler glass tumbler jars with silicone sleeves. They are the perfect size smoothie servings for little ones and easy for them to grip and hold!
Banana carrot smoothie serving in a small glass jar.

Recipe FAQs

Is the taste of carrots strong in this smoothie?

I used cooked carrots which makes the carrot taste subtle, yet still noticed compared to raw carrots. I love using pre-cooked canned carrots that I can quickly drain and rinse to add to the smoothie.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! This makes enough for one adult serving or two small kid-sized servings, so feel free to double or triple the ingredients as needed for more servings.

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Carrot Banana Smoothie

This banana carrot smoothie whips up in just 5 minutes for a filling and delicious breakfast or snack. The added warm spices make it taste like carrot cake in liquid form for a refreshing treat you and your little ones will love!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients 

  • 1 large banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup cooked sliced carrots
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, optional for added sweetness
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. If the mixture is thick and hard to blend, add a little more milk.
  • Taste the smoothie and adjust to taste as needed. Pour into cups and serve!

Notes

  • Make sure to use an overripe banana for the best natural sweetness.
  • Make sure to blend the smoothie until it is completely smooth and there are no chunks remaining. I love using this nutribullet blender combo to blend the mixture into a smooth consistency.
  • I love serving these smoothies in these toddler glass tumbler jars with silicone sleeves. They are the perfect size smoothie servings for little ones and easy for them to grip and hold!

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 94mg, Potassium: 870mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 10968IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 210mg, Iron: 1mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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