This super-simple carrot apple & ginger smoothie is one of our all-time favourites. It’s sweet, tangy, and just tastes really clean. You can practically feel it nourishing your body as it goes down!
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. Root ginger however (and raw carrots for that matter) can sometimes be a struggle for these entry-level blenders, since both are so hard and dense. High-power blenders will have no issue at all though (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.
Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie Nutrition
Nutrition-wise, this three-ingredient smoothie serves up 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.
Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie Recipe
So simple, but so tasty, this smoothie just contains three ingredients…
– 1 – apple (core removed)
– 1 – carrot (top removed)
– 2cm – fresh root ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger)
Blend with a little water until you get your desired consistency.
Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie – Alternative Ingredients
Try using fresh orange juice instead of water for an even more vitamin-packed result.