Protein Powered Carrot Mango Smoothie

Protein Powered Carrot Mango Smoothie

Common signs that you are a habit smoothie maker:

  1. Grocery store clerks catch you regularly stalking the discount produce section of the grocery store for overripe fruit.
  2. You clean, polish and chat to your high-speed blender even on days where you don’t use it (just kidding – you use it practically every day).
  3. When handing him his daily smoothie, your husband stops asking “what’s in it?” and just drinks it.
  4. Instead of storing real meals, your freezer has become a placeholder for frozen bananas.
  5. You start looking at all fruits and vegetables and secretly wondering how well it will blend and what combinations will taste good.

Protein Powered Carrot Mango Smoothie

I used to think I was a habit smoothie drinker until I purchased my Blendtec. Now I make a smoothie almost every day after work and can’t imagine using anything else. Any high-speed blender will do though, so don’t think I’m solely on team Blendtec. I tossed around the idea of getting a Vitamix for a while, but eventually, I ended up with a Blendtec based on our budget and counter space. This, of course, was after 6 years of going through many other blenders.

The smoothie I’m sharing today will work well in any high-speed blender. I created this recipe when I was getting tired of green smoothies, but still wanted something sweet and healthy after my hot yoga classes. Although the ingredients list calls for 1 heaping cup of (lightly boiled) carrots, I swear you won’t even taste them among the mango and banana. Hemp hearts provide a balanced sense of protein and essential fats, making this a breakfast or great post-workout drink.

Protein Powered Carrot Mango Smoothie


  • 1 heaping cup chopped carrots (1 large carrot)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 4 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. In a small saucepan, bring carrots and 1 cup of water to boil. After 5 minutes, turn the heat off and let simmer until fork tender. Drain and rinse the carrots in cold water.
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine cooked carrots, frozen mango chunks, 1/2 frozen banana, hemp hearts and water. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth. If desired, add a few ice cubes and continue blending until desired consistency is reached.

Protein Powered Carrot Mango Smoothie

Trevor calls this smoothie my knock-off Orange Julius creation. Let me know in the comments what you think!

6 comments on “Protein Powered Carrot Mango Smoothie”

  1. -A general smoothie question. Every smoothie recipe I see calls for bananas (for thickening, flavor and potassium). I am deathly allergic to them. What is a good alternative?
    Thank you

    • Hi Jennifer! If I’m out of bananas, one of my favourite ways to thicken a smoothie is to use 1/2 an avocado or stick any fruit I’ll be using in the freezer for an hour. Keep in mind though that these substitutions will likely change the flavour of your smoothie.

  2. Yaaaa a smoothie recipe where I have everything already. I’m trying this one tomorrow – although Dave still suspiciously asks me whats in it.

  3. Pingback: 10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes - The Lucky Pear

  4. Pingback: Over 20 Carrot Recipe Ideas | Food Bloggers of Canada

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *