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What fruits pair well with carrot in smoothies?

missiontofitnessmissiontofitness Posts: 4,070Member Member Posts: 4,070Member Member
I have a boatload of carrots I want to eat before they go bad, and the idea of eating pounds of roasted carrots isn't that appealing...does anyone have recommendations for fruits that pair well with carrot, or make a carrot taste less prominent in a smoothie? Figured that would be another great way to get them eaten!

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  • Teabythesea_Teabythesea_ Posts: 141Member Member Posts: 141Member Member
    No help with the smoothies, but carrot or carrot and zucchini fritters are a good way to use up a ton of carrots, and they freeze well. Shred equal parts carrot and zucchini, about 3-4 cups, strain using a cheese cloth, add in an egg, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and season w/ Italian seasoning. Patty ‘em up and you can freeze them, pan fry them with light butter or bake them. 😉
  • scalebeaterscalebeater Posts: 55Member, Premium Member Posts: 55Member, Premium Member
    Mango orange (I just put in 1T of frozen oj concentrate) and banana, blend w ice .. for a homemade Jamba “carrot orange karma” .. use more carrot and ice but less banana/mango than they do to lower the calories and you won’t taste the difference. Sometimes I also put in spinach or kale or protein powder. Can sub pineapple for one of the fruits too but it won’t be smooth if you skip the banana.
  • missiontofitnessmissiontofitness Posts: 4,070Member Member Posts: 4,070Member Member
    No help with the smoothies, but carrot or carrot and zucchini fritters are a good way to use up a ton of carrots, and they freeze well. Shred equal parts carrot and zucchini, about 3-4 cups, strain using a cheese cloth, add in an egg, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and season w/ Italian seasoning. Patty ‘em up and you can freeze them, pan fry them with light butter or bake them. 😉

    Thanks! I love all of those things, so I can't imagine that I would dislike this recipe! Thanks so much for the suggestion!
  • missiontofitnessmissiontofitness Posts: 4,070Member Member Posts: 4,070Member Member
    Mango orange (I just put in 1T of frozen oj concentrate) and banana, blend w ice .. for a homemade Jamba “carrot orange karma” .. use more carrot and ice but less banana/mango than they do to lower the calories and you won’t taste the difference. Sometimes I also put in spinach or kale or protein powder. Can sub pineapple for one of the fruits too but it won’t be smooth if you skip the banana.

    Thank you! This is perfect; I ran out of pineapple but have a ton of mango, so I think this will be a great one to experiment with tomorrow. Do you taste the greens or are they hidden pretty well?
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Posts: 4,203Member Member Posts: 4,203Member Member
    I don't drink smoothies, but when carrots are paired with fruit in other recipes I've done, it's often apples (got a great side dish involving carrots, parsnips, and apples) or oranges. A Jewish New Year tradition is "tzimmes", basically a sweetened side dish often involving carrots or sweet potatoes with pineapples, prunes, dried apricots, and/or raisins. Maybe the fresh fruits would work, too? Again, haven't tried this.
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Posts: 3,438Member Member Posts: 3,438Member Member
    I like carrots and pears together with a little ginger in smoothies. If you enjoy adding fruits to salads, pears, carrots, and pecans make a great combination.

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  • MelanieCN77MelanieCN77 Posts: 2,995Member Member Posts: 2,995Member Member
    Carrots, spinach, beets and a squeeze of lemon and some ginger.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Posts: 19,767Member Member Posts: 19,767Member Member
    I had an orange and carrot smoothie last year that was pretty good. I think I added some ginger too?
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Posts: 1,072Member Member Posts: 1,072Member Member
    Not a fruit, but it's in the produce aisle....GINGER! Carrots and ginger pair really well together.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 16,809Member Member Posts: 16,809Member Member
    kenyonhaff wrote: »
    Not a fruit, but it's in the produce aisle....GINGER! Carrots and ginger pair really well together.

    I think I've had carrot-ginger soup from Whole Foods - yum!

    I thought I might have made it from the Moosewood Cookbook, but https://bostonorganics.com/recipes/carrots/moosewood-carrot-soup is what I'm finding for that. Only 1 tsp grated ginger as an optional add-in, but uses 2 pounds of carrots.

    This look yummy! https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/carrot-ginger-soup
    • 4 C carrots
    • 1 T plus 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh peeled ginger
    • etc.

    Pro tip: I stopped peeling ginger years back - the "skin" is so thin it is not noticeable when present.
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  • missiontofitnessmissiontofitness Posts: 4,070Member Member Posts: 4,070Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    kenyonhaff wrote: »
    Not a fruit, but it's in the produce aisle....GINGER! Carrots and ginger pair really well together.

    I think I've had carrot-ginger soup from Whole Foods - yum!

    I thought I might have made it from the Moosewood Cookbook, but https://bostonorganics.com/recipes/carrots/moosewood-carrot-soup is what I'm finding for that. Only 1 tsp grated ginger as an optional add-in, but uses 2 pounds of carrots.

    This look yummy! https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/carrot-ginger-soup
    • 4 C carrots
    • 1 T plus 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh peeled ginger
    • etc.

    Pro tip: I stopped peeling ginger years back - the "skin" is so thin it is not noticeable when present.

    This looks amazing! Adding it to my list of things to make. :)
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 961Member Member Posts: 961Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Pro tip: I stopped peeling ginger years back - the "skin" is so thin it is not noticeable when present.

    This was something I learned from you last year, and it means I use ginger a lot more. It used to be a huge pain.
  • missiontofitnessmissiontofitness Posts: 4,070Member Member Posts: 4,070Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Pro tip: I stopped peeling ginger years back - the "skin" is so thin it is not noticeable when present.

    This was something I learned from you last year, and it means I use ginger a lot more. It used to be a huge pain.

    I also just got a Ninja blender, and it pulverizes anything; it advertises itself as a blender where you can keep skins on (for more nutrition). I'm not sure how much extra nutrition is in the peel of ginger and would argue I'm not benefiting much from it, but hey. I like the convenience of not needing to peel things!
  • GottaBurnEmAllGottaBurnEmAll Posts: 7,524Member Member Posts: 7,524Member Member
    Alternately on ginger peel:

  • loveisapineappleloveisapineapple Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    My favourite is carrot, apple and celery.
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