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Recipe for homemade carrot smoothie and its benefits

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Carrots contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, which can help promote your health and well-being. Want to make your own homemade carrot smoothie?

Carrots are one of those vegetables that you just have to include in your diet because they are rich in many healthy nutrients. Best of all, you can use carrots in all sorts of recipes. In this article, we will tell you how to make a homemade carrot smoothie and also tell you about the many benefits of this root vegetable.

In this regard, we should note that a good way to get a proper dose of nutrients, especially vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, is to drink smoothies based on this or other vegetables. Carrots give your drink a beautiful orange color and a distinctive sweet taste that appeals to children and adults alike.

Read on to learn more!

The benefits of eating carrots

The most notable aspect of carrots from a nutritional point of view is that they contain precursors to vitamin A. According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, a medium-sized carrot covers between 89% and 112% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A for men and women between 20 and 39 years of age.

It also contains a good amount of carbohydrates, a significant proportion of which is soluble fiber. It also contains smaller amounts of other vitamins such as vitamins C and B6 and some minerals such as iron, iodine, and potassium. Below we tell you about the benefits in more detail.

Carrots improve eye health

Among the carotenoids with provitamin A activity, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein stand out. When we ingest these components, our body converts them into vitamin A, which helps improve eye health.

For this reason, experts recommend that we include carrots in our diet to prevent the deterioration of vision and dry eyes as well as to keep the retina and cells of the eyes in good condition.

In this regard, a study published in the scientific journal JAMA Ophthalmology points out that carotenoids can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (a disorder that gradually destroys sharp, central vision).

Carrots improve the cardiovascular system

This root vegetable can prevent problems in the cardiovascular system because it only contains low levels of sodium. It is also rich in water and dietary fiber. The latter helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines.

It also helps prevent elevated levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. For this reason, including carrots in your diet can help prevent strokes and heart attacks.

A homemade carrot smoothie can help improve digestion

This root vegetable regulates both digestion and intestinal health. Drinking a glass of carrot smoothie a day is actually a healthy way to get more soluble and insoluble fiber.

In particular, they help to:

  • Normalize intestinal transit
  • Shape and increase the size of the stool
  • Prevent constipation
  • Keep the intestines and digestive system in good condition

According to a study published in 2015 in the scientific journal Medicentro, carrot juice has an important protective effect on the stomach and a preventive effect for stomach ulcers.

Carrots promote the immune system

The vitamins A, C, K, and B6 and potassium, phosphorus, and other minerals found in carrots help keep the immune system active. As a result, the risk of various types of infections is reduced.

This a classic recipe for a homemade carrot smoothie

In general, a smoothie is a simple recipe that can be made with milk or water and some fruit and vegetables. You need water to make a carrot smoothie. Conveniently, it takes less than five minutes to do. It’s also an ideal way to dive into the world of vegetable juices and smoothies! Read on!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 250 ml cold water
  • Ice (to taste)
  • Sweetening is not really necessary, but you can add, for example, honey or an apple if you want

Instructions

  1. First, wash the carrots and remove the ends. You don’t need to peel them.
  2. Cut them into smaller pieces and put them in a blender.
  3. Then add cold water and blend until you get a smooth smoothie.
  4. If you want, you can add sweeteners such as honey or an apple
  5. Serve in a glass and enjoy!

This is the basic way to make homemade carrot smoothies. However, you can add other vegetables or fruits to create new and exciting flavors.

In addition to getting other flavors, you will also add more nutrients to your smoothie. You can do that with strawberries, oranges, parsley, ginger, or any other fruit or vegetable you like.

Homemade carrot smoothie with orange and ginger

It is a variation of a classic recipe. Besides being a refreshing drink, the combination of carrot, orange, and ginger also provides several vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants. It’s perfect to mix into this recipe on a hot day!

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger
  • 200 ml cold water
  • Ice and any natural sweetener (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Start by rinsing the carrots, removing the ends, and cutting them into smaller pieces. Then put them in a blender.
  2. Then rinse the oranges, peel them carefully (also remove the white parts), cut them in half, and remove the seeds. If you don’t remove these parts completely, your smoothie will taste bitter. When you’re done, put them in the blender along with the carrots.
  3. Then rinse your ginger. You do not need to peel it, as its peel does not change the taste of the juice.
  4. Then put this too in the mixer together with the other ingredients.
  5. Finally, add cold water and ice. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you can add the ice afterward.
  6. Now mix the ingredients for two minutes, or until you have a smooth drink.
  7. Taste your smoothie and add natural sweetener if desired. We recommend making sure it is a natural sweetener. If you add sugar, your smoothie will contain more calories.
  8. Finally, you can pour the beautiful drink into a tall glass.

Enjoy a delicious homemade carrot smoothie and reap the benefits

With a homemade carrot smoothie – or any other juice made with raw and fresh vegetables – you can provide your body with many healthy bioactive components. This satiating drink helps improve the quality of your diet.

Finally, remember that if you drink this smoothie regularly and base your diet on good quality natural products in general, you will improve your eyesight, your digestion, and your cardiovascular system and also prevent the development of diseases.

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