This healthy and delicious carrot, apple, and ginger smoothie is one of our all-time favourites. It’s sweet, tangy, and tastes incredible. You can practically feel it nourishing your body as it goes down!

In this article – we share an easy and nutritious carrot, ginger, and apple smoothie that’s dairy-free and vegan-friendly.

Apples and carrots are cheap grocery staples for most of us, so the only thing you might need to buy especially is ginger. But never fear, we are kitchen minimalists at heart so anything in our cupboards needs to be multi-purpose.

We don’t do speciality, one-hit-wonder ingredients in the Blendery kitchen. Which, in the case of ginger, means we use it in a tonne of other smoothies, as well as healthy stir-fry, overnight oats, and medicinal tea. Oh, and deeelicious ginger bread, obviously.

We usually go for fresh root ginger, because 1) we use a lot of it and 2) we try to eat fresh stuff whenever possible. You can even grow your own, whether you have a garden or not!

That said, ground ginger tastes great too. And it gets bonus ‘practicality points’, since it’ll last for aaages in your cupboard, and blend just fine in a cheap and cheerful blender.

Carrot, Apple & Ginger Smoothie Benefits

Nutrition-wise, this carrot, apple and ginger smoothies contain plenty of vitamin A, beta-carotene, and dietary fibre. It’s a great smoothie to drink daily during flu season, but easy to whip up at any time of year since the ingredients are available year-round.

Recipe Ingredients & Instructions

So simple, but so tasty, this 3-ingredient smoothie recipe is super-easy to prepare…

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Healthy Carrot, Apple & Ginger Smoothie


A healthy carrot, apple & ginger smoothie that's dairy-free, vegan & tastes delicious.


  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrot
  • 2cm fresh root ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger)


    1. Slice the apple and remove its core.
    2. Chop the carrot and ginger.
    3. Blend all 3 ingredients with a little water until you get your desired smoothie consistency.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 6gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

Alternative Ingredient Ideas

Try using fresh orange juice instead of water for an even more vitamin-packed result. Apple juice will also work really well (but it’s worth noting that both options add to the sugar content too).


Can I put raw ginger in a smoothie?

Absolutely, raw ginger is a safe, delicious & nutritious addition to any smoothie.

What are the benefits of carrot, apple & ginger?

Carrot, apple, and ginger contain plenty of beta-carotene, vitamin A, and dietary fibre.

Bonus Smoothie Tip

Root ginger and raw carrots can sometimes be a struggle for entry-level blenders, since both ingredients are hard and dense. High-powered blenders like a Blendtec or Nutribullet will have no issue at all – we’re pretty sure those things could blend diamonds! But if you’re blender does struggle, you could always try cooking and cooling the ginger or carrots to soften them first.

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The Blendery

Written by Caroline, a qualified nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and English, Diploma in Personal Training, and 15+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

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