How to Make the Incredible Immunity Booster Carrot Banana smoothie bowl – to lose belly fat

This recipe comes out every year when the leaves turn red-orange and brown:

Yes, I am talking about autumn, what a *magical season*, right?

Long walks through the parks, you can see the squirrels (one of my favourite animals) hiding all the nuts before the winter is near, and the best time for an immunity booster carrot banana smoothie bowl, that also helps you to shrink your belly fat for good!

Plus who doesn’t love to add some veggies into your smoothies, right? You can add so many nutrients and vitamins into your body to strengthen it in a tasty and fun way to prepare for winter and the “flu” season.

Creamy, naturally sweetened and the perfect to get rid of belly fat! 

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RECIPE INFO:

DAIRY-FREE (chose a dairy-free protein powder), VEGAN (skip the honey), VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE( when chosen certified gluten-free oat milk), AND NATURALLY SWEETENED. More info at Dietary Adjustments.


Why you’ll love this Banana Carrot Smoothie


4 Reasons why you’ll be obsessed with this recipe for the Banana Carrot Smoothie:

  1. This Carrot Banana Smoothie is anti-inflammatory.
  2. It burns your belly fat and is the ideal weight loss smoothie.
  3. This bowl is high in protein & fibre, meaning it’s a great meal-replacement smoothie.
  4. This recipe can lower your diabetes risk.

Did you know? 

Carrots are not directly vegetables!

Botanically speaking, carrots are root vegetables.


Recipe video of How To Make A Carrot Smoothie

How much time do you need to make this SMOOTHIE

Total Time: 6 min
Prep Time: 1 min

About 5-6 minutes roughly. 

You need about 1 minute to chop 1 small carrot or half a big one. 

How many calories are in this Carrot Banana Smoothie Bowl recipe?

There are 321 calories in this smoothie recipe. Just enough for a meal replacement, but still low enough for a low-calorie smoothie.

How much protein is in this smoothie bowl recipe with carrots and bananas?

This smoothie contains 25% of protein (see whisk.com) based on a fuller.2.000-calorie diet. That also means it’s great for a high protein diet and amazing for building muscle, feeling fuller and losing weight. 

How many calories are in this Carrot Banana Smoothie Bowl recipe?

How to prepare this carrot and banana smoothie

It’s up to you if you wash the skin, or peal off the carrot. 

The rest is easy, by tossing all ingredients into the blender.

If you are using a travel blender, that is not too powerful, I would chop the carrots into smaller pieces. Or you can grate the carrots beforehand so that it is easier on the blender. Because with this smoothie it is KEY, that the carrot pieces are blended as small as possible.

Another reason, why I’d also recommend, blending the carrots at the beginning, before starting with the smoothie. (Either with or without) liquid, before adding all other ingredients.

Is this smoothie a breakfast evening or lunch recipe?

It’s completely up to you when you want to enjoy your smoothie.

Generally, they are a great start to your day, and you can make your breakfast bowl at home and enjoy them in our bowl.

Unless you are in the hurry on not a “morning person” like me.

Then you can pour it into a Thermo mug (I CAN’T live without them anymore) Keep the smoothie cold for HOURS, and HOURS!

Works even for hot drinks.

I SWEAR of them since I found an amazing one!

Like this, you can have them either on the way to work, at work or any time during the day.

Even the next day.

Check this post out for how long you can store smoothies:

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What does the Smoothie taste like? 

This smoothie taste like a creamy banana smoothie with a hint of carrots. It’s naturally sweetened by the vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) which is super nice.

You could also replace it with honey, but I prefer vanilla, due to the sugar intake.

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Health benefits of this Healthy Carrot Banana Smoothie Bowl


Nutritional breakdown

This smoothie is incredibly healthy giving you plenty of vitamins, minerals and nutrition, that your body needs!

It’s not just beautiful, but with just one perving you get all of the below into your body:

  • Calories: 321 Kcal
  • Fat: 9g (13%)
  • Carbs: 51g (20%)
  • Sugars: 24g (27%)
  • Protein: 13g (25%)
  • Fibre: 8g (28%)

  • Vitamin A: 407%
  • Vitamin C: 28% 
  • Vitamin B6: 59% 
  • Potassium: 34% 
  • Calcium: 39% 
  • Magnesium: 23% 
  • Iron: 16%
  • Zinc: 18% 
  • Phosphorus: 26% 
  • Thiamin B1: 21% 
  • Folic Acid B9: 54%
  • Vitamin D: 20%
  • Vitamin E: 15%
  • Vitamin K: 12% 

Recipe Ingredients Of This Carrot Banana Smoothie


Main Ingredients

  • OAT MILK, unsweetened: Because it adds a naturally sweet, it’s slightly creamy and besides oat milk is filled with (See The Ultra Milk Comparison Guide) Chose a certified- gluten-free one if you need to.
  • CARROTS, fresh
  • BANANA, frozen, ripe:
  • NUTMEG: It’s a spice, that is a great addition to warm or sweet dishes, which is slightly nutty and adds tons of benefits to the recipe:
  • It can improve your mood, and blood sugar is heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory with tons of antioxidants.
  • VANILLA (bean paste or extract): The secret is in a good high-quality bean paste! Trust me. There are tons of vanilla products, that I have tried, and I found my absolute FAV (HEILALA – pure vanilla bean paste – Ethnically sourced)
  • CINNAMON, powder: One of my favourite, delicious spices: It also is extremely healthy because it is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, can protect your eyes, treat type 2 diabetes and help with your blood pressure.

Optional Ingredients

  • PROTEIN POWDER, vanilla (can be vegan, gluten-free & dairy-free): Simply choose your favourite, add protein, make it more filling and add a slight hint of vanilla.
  • HONEY, organic: If you love to add honey to taste or to sweeten the recipe, then you can do that. I often think my smoothie recipes are sweet enough (naturally sweetened), through the ripe bananas and the vanilla bean paste in this recipe. But that’s up to you.
  • PINEAPPLES, frozen: Add a sweetness, a citrus flavour and a flavour kick to the smoothie!
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How to Make the Incredible Immunity Booster Carrot Banana Smoothie bowl (RECIPE)

This delicious and creamy Carrot Banana Smoothie is made in just 5-6 minutes.
With only 321 calories, this smoothie bowl is high in fibre, protein and fat. That makes it a great meal-replacement smoothie (with some additional toppings) or to be enjoyed as a light between smoothie pick-me-up.
BENEFITS:
Carrots can melt your belly fat can control your blood sugar levels, are good for your bone health and might even help to reduce the risk of diabetes.
THICK CARROT SMOOTHIE BOWL:
To make this smoothie thicker you should start with less milk. About 0.5cup and add more if needed gradually.
DIETARY DETAILS:
This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free (check the dietary adjustments)
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Breakfast Smoothie, meal replacement, Meal-replacement smoothie, morning breakfast smoothie, shake, smoothie bowl
Cuisine American, Mediterranean

Equipment

  • 1 Blender high-speed or normal blender (

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups oat milk (can be certified gluten-free) or other
  • 1 cup carrots (= 1 small carrot or half a bigger one)
  • 2 cups frozen bananas, ripe
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or bean paste)
  • 1 tsp honey (to taste and sweetness) or 1 Medjool date (vegan sub) – OPTIONAL
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (can be dairy-free | gluten-free – OPTIONAL
  • ½ cup pineapples, frozen – OPTIONAL

Instructions
 

Get the carrots blended (or smaller)

  • Add the carrots to the blender (add some milk if you want) and blend/ grate them as small as possible.

Make the Smoothie

  • Add (the rest of) the milk to the blender together with the vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • Now add all powdery ingredients: cinnamon, nutmeg and optional protein powder.
  • Finally add the frozen ingredients: The bananas and if you like even frozen pineapples!
  • Blend all until smooth. Try a little first and if you still like add some honey to the smoothie, but the smoothie should be naturally sweetened already.
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DIETARY ADJUSTMENTS


Is this carrot banana smoothie bowl vegan?

Yes, this healthy fruit smoothie recipe is vegan-friendly!

If you choose a protein powder, make sure it is also vegan-friendly.

As mentioned, you could use honey to add additional sweetness and flavour to the recipe, but honey is not vegan (if you are more strict). 

So I would skip it, or replace it with maple scrub or a date.

Is this smoothie recipe bowl gluten-free?

Yes, while this smoothie is gluten-free you have to choose certified gluten-free oat milk or any other plant-based milk. 

You can also add certified gluten-free oats to the blender at the beginning with the carrots to get them finely blended, and then add other ingredients if you can’t find certified gluten-free oat milk.

Is this smoothie bowl recipe with bananas and carrots a dairy-free smoothie?

Yes, this Carrot Banana Smoothie recipe is fine if you avoid dairy (lactose). The milk that is used in this smoothie recipe bowl is oat milk, but you can use any other milk if you like.

The protein powder is not necessarily needed, but there you can choose your favourite (dairy-free) version. And the other ingredients also don’t contain lactose.

How to make this smoothie a meal replacement smoothie?

This smoothie is theoretic already a meal replacement smoothie if you simply follow the recipe.

Because it’s high protein (13g=25%), high fibre (8g =28%) and high fat (13g=9g).

That beans this carrot bananas smoothie will fill you up.

Depending on how many calories your body needs a day (which is different per person), you could increase the calories from 321 calories to more.

By adding for example the protein powder to the recipe.

Also, you could add oats or greek yoghurt (a superfood, that is high in protein) to your smoothie as well. Which makes it even more filling and super delicious.

Of course, the most popular way is by simply adding LOTS of amazing toppings.

Like hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds (whole or shredded), flax seeds, puff millets, granola, cacao nibs or fruits. Most of them are high in fibre also high in protein and fat and ensure to make the smoothie even more satisfying.

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8 BEST TIPS On How To Make A Carrot Banana Smoothie

  • Blend the carrots first (with or without liquid, like oat milk) to make sure they are blended as fine as possible.
  • THE ORDER: After adding the blended carrots (and the liquid) add the other liquid ingredients, such as vanilla bean paste. Then add the powdery ingredients (spices & protein powder) and finally add the frozen ingredients (banana, pineapples if wanted) to your carrot banana smoothie.
  • Use grated carrots or finely chopped ones if you don’t have a high-speed blender (like a vitamin) to make sure the carrots will be as finely blended.
  • Add honey or other sweeteners only at the end of the natural sweetness is not enough for you or if you like the benefits or flavour of it.To make a thicker smoothie bowl, use only 0.5 liquid (and add more if needed, depending on the blender).
  • Check all tips on how to create a thicker smoothie, with what technicity you need, what blender is best and what ingredients can help (16 SECRETS How To Make A Thicker Smoothie)
  • If you want to add more sweetness, make it more filling (for a dessert or breakfast smoothie) you could add ¼ cup of oats! Super Delish!! Think carrot cake smoothie bowl!
  • Ice will make your carrot banana smoothie bowl slushier. Only a few pieces are recommended and only on super hot days, otherwise it will dilute the smoothie and the frozen bananas, and will cool down the smoothie enough.
  • SECRET TIP: If you want to make the Carrot Banana Smoothie recipe even healthier you can add small frozen cauliflower florets that you WON’T be able to taste. I SWEAR. But they add thickness and nutrients to your carrot banana smoothie.(Plus it cools it down even more).


Did you know?

You can not only eat the roots (big long main part) of the carrots, but also the leaves, flowers and seeds??! 

They are extremely nutritious, and especially a great idea to be added into smoothies if you are too “afraid” of eating them raw for now!


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