This healthy orange carrot smoothie is blended with pineapple, oatmeal and Greek yogurt for a protein and fiber filling breakfast!
Orange Carrot Smoothie
We love smoothies around here. It’s one of our not-so-secret healthy tricks to substitute one meal a day with a nourishing smoothie.
We usually stick with green smoothies since it’s easy to add a few handfuls of spinach to any flavored smoothie without changing the taste (Tropical Green Smoothie is a favorite).
But recently I’ve started experimenting with other vegetables. So today, instead of a green smoothie, I bring you an orange smoothie!
Carrots are the star of this show. Sweetened with orange juice and pineapple, which complements carrots perfectly, it has a great citrus zip.
We always add plain Greek yogurt and oats to our breakfast smoothies.
The added protein and fiber makes them filling enough to keep you feeling full and energized until your next meal.
Of course, the beauty of smoothies is that they are easy to customize to various tastes and diets.
Need it dairy free? Leave out the yogurt.
Don’t have pineapple on hand? Substitute mango or another fruit in the orange colored family.
Personally, I always like to stir chia seeds into my cup after blending.
If you’re feeling especially healthy, you can add some greens to this smoothie and get double your veggies in one smoothie!
Pin this to your smoothies board!
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed.
Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
I recommend that at least one of the fruits be frozen (like the pineapple) for a nice, thick smoothie.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323