Introducing a delicious and parent-approved smoothie that is creamy, sweet, and even has vegetables… The Barefoot Carrot Smoothie recipe!
Feeding a family with diverse nutritional needs, food allergies, and preferences is a challenge. And while my kids aren’t the most adventurous eaters, I usually have success getting them to eat lots of fruit and at least a few vegetables every day.
Picky Eater Approved
But sometimes they go through phases where all they want are carbs or sweets and reject everything else. And during those times, I love making smoothies because I know they will get healthy fats, plenty of fiber, and even veggies without a fuss.
During those particularly picky times, the Barefoot Carrot Smoothie is perfect as a special treat or to balance out a frozen pizza or some Daiya Delux Cheddar Style Cheesy Mac.
You’re going to love this smoothie because it…
- Has nutritionally dense cashews
- Is sweetened with only fruit
- And even has carrot juice!
It reminds me of an old school Orange Julius (without the sugar crash). I even gets foamy and frothy. So delicious!
Now, on to the recipe.
Barefoot Carrot Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Banana (ripe and not frozen)
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice (fresh pressed or refrigerated)
- 1/2 cup Carrot Juice
- 1/4 cup Raw Cashews
- 1 cup Frozen Peaches
- 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
- Combine ingredients in a high power blender.
- Start on low and then increase blender speed and blend until smooth (about 45 seconds).
Barefoot Carrot Smoothie Recipe Tips
I highly recommend using a fresh pressed or refrigerated carrot juice. My kids love carrot juice straight out of the bottle, but the shelf stable kind has an acidic, jar baby food taste and is not worth it. Usually we buy Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice from our local Sprouts Grocery refrigerated juice section.
Substitutions and Additions
The last time I made this smoothie, I was out of cashews and substituted hemp seed hearts. It was just as delicious!
You could also substitute rice milk or soy milk for the almond milk and I’m sure it would taste just as good.
If you want to add a bit more protein to your smoothie, you can also add protein powder. We like the Vanilla Aloha Organic Protein Powder. I don’t add a ton, just 1/2 a scoop or so. It has a nice flavor and isn’t as gritty as other brands we’ve tried.
We usually buy our cashews, almond milk, and protein powder from Thrive Market. In case you don’t know about Thrive Market, it’s a wonderful online grocery store chock full of healthy and allergy friendly foods, cleaning supplies, health and beauty, and more.
Give It a Try
I hope you try the Barefoot Carrot Smoothie recipe and enjoy it! And if you love smoothies, be sure and check out my Banana Cream Pie Milkshake (Smoothie) and Healthy Unicorn Milkshake (Smoothie). Happy blending!