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Mango-Tango Carrot Smoothie

By March 7, 2014 March 13th, 2014 5 Comments

This week, we happened to be walking past the school kitchen when a surplus of carrots were being unloaded and begging for a home. It was the most serendipitous moment!

You can imagine the rejoicing. You can imagine the smoothie possibilities that swirled in my head.

We packed 30 POUNDS of carrots in our fridge. We gave carrots to friends, carrots to bunnies, and carrots to strangers. We still have a lot of carrots.

And are gettin’ down to business. I’m turning orange.carrot smoothie

1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk*

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

1-2 Mango (peeled, cut, core discarded)

3 Medium-Sized Carrots (peeled) or 1/2 Bag Baby Carrots

1 inch Ginger (peeled or not)

1 Banana (frozen)

1 Granny Smith Apple (cut, cored)

1 Handful Ice

This is a terrific breakfast, snack, or post work-out  smoothie. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy coconut fat that is easily converted to energy, and energy-packed carbohydrates. This smoothie has substance, will keep you satiated and less hungry than a more simple-sugar snack.

Oh. It’s also tasty!

*if you don’t like the taste of almond milk, don’t add it, but consider another protein source.

Would you carrot all for a carrot smoothie? Get it? It just never gets old.




  • 4amWriter says:

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  • Haunani says:

    Oh yum! I am seriously in love with carrots. And MANGOES! And smoothies. When we had a surplus of carrots one year in Utah, I shredded them up and froze them. And threw the shreds into everything…muffins, salads, spaghetti sauce, meatloaf…there were sneaky carrots everywhere! 🙂

  • Julia Tomiak says:

    My kids all turned orange when they were babies- they loved baby food carrots , and I think that Gerber puts a ton of carrots as fillers in its other foods.
    Guess you can’t ship ’em to VA? 😉

  • Love mangoes. I may have to try this. Thanks.

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