This easy low-carb carrot smoothie with fresh ginger, cinnamon, and nut butter will give you just the boost you need! It’s a refreshing sip you can enjoy any time of day.
How do you feel about adding vegetables to your smoothies? While they may not give us the sweetness of fruit smoothies, veggie smoothies can pack in a lot of health benefits.
Just take this carrot smoothie for example! With protein from the Greek yogurt, healthy fats from the nut butter, and a boost of vitamins and minerals from the carrots, it’s a great way to energize your day.
Not sure how carrots would taste in a smoothie? Combined with nut butter, cinnamon, fresh ginger, and a little low-carb sweetener, the flavor is one you’ll want to try again and again!
Best of all, this recipe is so easy to make. Just blend and enjoy. It’s perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, afternoon snack, or post-workout treat.
How to make a carrot smoothie
This simple recipe comes together in just three quick steps.
Step 1: Add the yogurt, carrot, ginger, nut butter, stevia, and cinnamon to your blender.
Step 2: Blend until completely smooth. If necessary, you can add water to help it blend.
Step 3: Add the ice and blend on high until completely smooth.
I like to garnish mine with a little bit of grated carrot. You can skip the garnish if you want, but I think it looks so nice!
Is this smoothie keto-friendly?
That all depends on your personal keto diet! It comes down to your preferences and what works well for your body.
This smoothie has 10.6 grams of carbohydrates and 2.9 grams of fiber. That leaves us with 7.7 net carbs.
As long as you keep the rest of your daily carbs pretty low, 7.7 net carbs should not push you over your carbohydrate limit. In that case, this smoothie fits easily into your keto diet!
However, some versions of strict keto do not include carrots as a keto-friendly food. After all, 100 grams of carrots contains 9.6 grams of carbohydrates and 2.8 grams of fiber.
Yogurt is another hotly-debated ingredient in the keto community. Some believe it’s fine, others say to stay away from it.
So in the end, it depends on whether or not you feel comfortable including carrots and yogurt in your keto way of eating. If yes, then you can absolutely enjoy this smoothie!
This smoothie is best served fresh. I would not recommend storing it for long periods of time.
Only want one smoothie? No problem! You can prep all of the ingredients, then throw half in the blender and store the other half in the refrigerator. Then, you’ll have everything ready to make a second smoothie later in the week.
Other healthy smoothie recipes
There are so many different ways to make nutritious and delicious smoothies! From thick and hearty to light and refreshing, I don’t think I could ever get bored of trying new recipes.
Here are a few more that I highly recommend:
For even more healthy smoothie inspiration, check out this roundup of my favorite low-carb smoothie recipes!
When you’ve tried this smoothie, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 large carrot (peeled and roughly chopped)
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 1 tablespoon granulated Stevia (or another no-carb sweetener)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups ice
- ½ cup water (if needed)
- Add the yogurt, carrot, ginger, nut butter, stevia, and cinnamon to your blender.
- Blend until completely smooth. If necessary, you can add water to help it blend.
- Add the ice and blend on high until completely smooth.