This easy Carrot Smoothie is bursting with freshness—and Vitamin C. It’s made with carrots, mango, and orange and is such a nice breakfast or snack component!

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Carrot Smoothie

Veggie smoothies are one of my go-tos for offering lots of produce in a way that’s (sometimes!) more acceptable for kids. This flavor combo has been a recent favorite—it’s so bright and fresh.

I love how carrot, mango, and citrus taste together—and provide a big dose of vitamins that sort of taste like a creamsicle.

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Ingredients

To make this recipe you need:

TIP: I like using grated carrots since I find that they blend more easily than chopped carrots.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this recipe. Scroll down to the end of this post for the full recipe.

  1. Peel the clementine and grate the carrot.
  2. Add to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend very smooth, starting on low and working up to high.
  4. Serve cold.

TIP: This makes 1-2 servings, depending on who’s drinking it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you blend raw carrots?

Yes, as long as you have a high powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec, for example) you can blend raw carrots. You may need to blend a little longer than usual.

I prefer to add grated raw carrots as they blend more easily and help the final texture be very smooth.

Can you taste carrots in smoothies?

It depends on the recipe, but in this one, the flavor of the carrots blends in with the citrus and the mango.

Do you peel carrots in smoothies?

I typically trim off the ends and peel them to ensure they are nice and clean before grating and adding to a blender.

What is the best way to serve this to a toddler?

We like to use our Squeasy Gear reusable pouch or a small open cup with a straw when offering smoothies to little kids.

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Best Tips for Carrot Smoothie

  • I like to use grated carrots in this since they are easier to blend very smooth. You can use chopped carrots, but let the blender run until smooth.
  • If you are making this and you aren’t sure if your blender is that high powered, you may want to soak the grated carrots in hot water for a few minutes, then drain them before adding to the blender. This will soften them and make them blend more easily.
  • To make this super creamy, add the optional yogurt.
  • Serve in small open cups or a reusable pouch for babies and toddlers.
  • If serving this for a meal, add a muffin, toast, cerealeggs, or another fav food to round it out.
  • You can use a small orange in place of a clementine if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • I prefer nondairy milk as it is less likely to separate. Find my guide to Toddlers and Milk here.
  • You may also like my favorite Carrot Recipes for kids and my top 10 Hidden Veggie Smoothies.

I’d love to know if you try this recipe, so please comment and leave a rating below!

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Favorite Carrot Smoothie for Kids

The key to this smoothie is blending it super smooth, so don't be scared to let the blender run for 30-60 seconds!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 335kcal
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (I prefer nondairy milk here)
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 small clementine (peeled)
  • 1 cup peeled and grated carrots
  • optional: 1 tablespoon almond butter rolled oats, and/or hemp seeds
  • optional: ¼ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Add the milk, mango, clementine, and carrots to a blender. Add any optional ingredients.
  • Place the top on the blender. Starting on low and working up to high, blend until very smooth or for 30-60 seconds.
  • Serve cold.

Notes

  • I like to use grated carrots in this since they are easier to blend very smooth. You can use chopped carrots, but let the blender run until smooth.
  • I like to use grated carrots in this since they are easier to blend very smooth. You can use chopped carrots, but let the blender run until smooth, which may take up to a full minute.
  • If you are making this and you aren't sure if your blender is that high powered, you may want to soak the grated carrots in hot water for a few minutes, then drain them before adding to the blender. This will soften them and make them blend more easily.
  • To make this super creamy, add the optional yogurt.
  • Serve in small open cups or a reusable pouch for babies and toddlers.
  • If serving this for a meal, add a muffin, toast, cereal, eggs, or another fav food to round it out.
  • You can use a small orange in place of a clementine if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • I prefer nondairy milk as it is less likely to separate. Find my guide to Toddlers and Milk here.

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 1140mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 48g, Vitamin A: 23564IU, Vitamin C: 104mg, Calcium: 358mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. The grocery store delivery just gave me tangerines instead of clementines. I know tangerines are tougher and tarter. Would they still work in this recipe? Would they blend smoothly for a 9 mo to try this? Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Love the idea of using carrot in a smoothie! I used carrot and mango but used a few frozen strawberries instead of clementine – love the slightly sweet flavor the strawberry added. I used plain Kefir as the milk and a few tablespoons of water to help blend it all (my blender’s not the strongest.) pre-shredded the carrots in a food processor. It was delicious!! My 2.5 year old and I loved it. We tried it with both a spoon and straw, great both ways.