Cold Busting Orange Carrot Smoothie

Let’s continue this week of cold fighting recipes, shall we?!

With this cold busting orange carrot smoothie! It’s nourishing, it’s zippy, it’s creamy!

Two glasses filled with Orange Carrot Smoothie with grey straws and orange halves in the background.

Man, that was a lot of exclamation points right there. What can I say, I tend to get a wee bit too excited about food. Especially when it’s so bright and cheery and colorful!

And today’s smoothie? Definitely happened several times during that dreadful, aforementioned plague.

Now, I typically make smoothies with various fruits and greens, but lately I’ve been switching things up with other veggies. Because we all need some variety in our lives, yes??

And this bad boy? The carrot, orange and mango make it a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene (among others), which all help keep your immune system healthy. AND you get the added little boost from some fresh ginger, which always seems to help whenever I’m feeling a little under the weather.

Plus, it’s pretty darn tasty as well. Bright, fresh and plenty sweet just from the fruit itself!

Side angle view of Orange Carrot Smoothie in two glass jars with a white napkin to the side.

Tips & Tricks For This Orange Carrot Smoothie

  1. Do not skip the dash of ground cinnamon! Because oh is it fantastic with all the other flavors! It adds the perfect warming wonderfulness. <— Totally not a grammatically correct sentence but we’re going with it!
  2. As with all smoothies, feel free to play around with the ratio of ingredients. In this case, specifically the amount of almond milk and ice cubes. You can adjust to get it to the consistency of your choice.

So … apparently theme weeks are my new thing. Last week, we had game day inspired recipes. This week, the cold fighting stuff. And next? Valentine’s day! <— well, sorta. You’ll see what I mean. Cliff hanger! Until next time…

Love nourishing smoothies? Then be sure to check out this watermelon berry smoothie and this detox green smoothie with avocado

Overhead view of two glass jars with Orange Carrot Smoothie and orange halves to the side.

Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.

Cold Busting Orange Carrot Smoothie

Cold Busting Orange Carrot Smoothie

Yield: 2 small or 1 extra-large smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This cold busting orange carrot smoothie is nourishing, zippy and creamy! Packed with vitamins, it will help keep your immune system healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange, peeled and segmented
  • ¾ cup peeled and chopped carrot (about 2 medium carrots)
  • ¾ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (to taste)
  • good dash of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • handful of ice cubes, as needed

Instructions

  1. Add the orange, carrot, mango, ginger, cinnamon and milk to a blender and process until smooth. Add ice cubes as desired to thicken it up / make it more frosty. Serve immediately!

Notes

I don’t find I need any sweetener in this smoothie, but you could absolutely add some if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 48mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 11g Protein: 2g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.