This 3 ingredient Orange Carrot Smoothie with Ginger is only 100 calories and SO refreshing! A paleo, vegan and whole30 quick breakfast or snack to get you through the day!
PIN Orange Carrot Smoothie with Ginger
Mr. FFF thinks that he is a TOP food blogger.
Because he can make a (3 ingredient) smoothie that I told him to make.
Liiike, literally told him every single (again, only 3) ingredient to use. Juuuust left the ratios up to him because he is just a REALLY GOOD smoothie making person.
I always know what FLAVORS I want in on the smoothie action but, for some reason I always mess up the ratios.
This ends up with a lackluster-very-watery-not-creamy-frothy-YUMMY smoothie experience. You don’t even WANNA taste my first version on his much better vegan banana matcha smoothie.
And, in this particular case, he walked around the house sipping his carrot ginger smoothie PROCLAIMING how “REFRESHING and LIGHT and CALMING” it was.
He even re-made his newly beloved carrot smoothie recipe for his friend when he came over to study a few hours later because “HE NEEDED TO EXPERIENCE THE CARROT MAGIC.”
You guys. It was seriously adorable.
Real talk: any way that I can get my veggie FEARING man to boast about eating vegetables? I AM IN.
Don’t tell the hubs that I told you this but…
He isn’t wrong.
This orange carrot smoothie with ginger is S-U-P-E-R refreshing.
Earthy carrot sneaks it’s slightly-sweet self up through your straw, colliding with TANGY, VIBRANT orange juice, PUNCHY ginger and an icy-cold burst that makes you feel like you’re being one of those fancy people who drink things like “spa water” in your real life.
You know, like the ones loaded with different fruits that you see all those people on Pinterest, with abnormally glowy skin and smiling faces, drinking? While you’re just sitting on the couch in your fuzzy Hello Kitty pajamas drinking plain, room-temperature water out of a boring water bottle with NO fruit in SIGHT?
Maybe that’s just me though.
Either way. This ridiculously easy, frosty bevvie is LIKE THAT. So CRISP. So FRESH with juuust the perfect ginger punch-ya-in-the-taste-buds to get your morning self up and ready to take on the DAY.
Or after a workout. Or whenever the smoothie craving hits.
Which, for me, is usually never.
I’m one of those “chew your food” kinda people, so I’d typically chose to eat have my carrots in the form of something like a healthy chicken stir fry with carrot noodles.
This orange and carrot smoothie might just be turning everything I thought I knew about chewing on its head though.
That sounds awkward. Clarification: chewing is still the same thing. You still have to do it and you do it the same way you’ve done it all your life.
Let me rephrase that: this orange carrot smoothie with ginger is turning everything I thought I knew about HOW I ONLY LIKE TO CHEW MY FOOD on its head.
If you’re one of those people who (like me) like things a little on the sweeter side, I highly suggest adding a little swirl of sticky honey or agave into your smoothie shenangians.
Mr. FFF would tell you that it isn’t necessary and you should NOT EVER mess with his creation, but I’m just here to keep it real.
Real simple. Real good for you.
Orange Carrot Smoothie with Ginger
- 1 Cup Ice cubes
- 3/4 Cup Orange juice
- 1/3 Cup Carrot, sliced
- 1 tsp Fresh ginger, minced
- Honey (Optional and to taste)
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: Freestyle SmartPoints: 5 Points+: 3. Old Points: 2
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