Carrot Pineapple Smoothie

This Carrot Pineapple Smoothie recipe features 5 delicious ingredients, and looks and tastes like sunshine (if you ask me)!

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

I have to be honest.  Most of the smoothies happening in my kitchen over the past few years are all green.  (Or if berries are involved, a not-so-appetizing color of brown.)  I’ve just gotten in the habit of blending up whatever fresh ingredients are on hand and then tossing in a handful of spinach or kale, since it’s such an easy way to eat my greens.

BUT.

You all know me and color.  In that, I’m kind of obsessed with pretty colors.  And as much as I may love green smoothies, every now and then I wake up just wanting to eat something that’s bright and cheery and sunshiny and, well, not green.

Enter this smoothie.

This very orange (also very good for you) Carrot Pineapple Smoothie.

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

Yep.  I’ll be honest that I created this recipe entirely based on color.  Well, and the ingredients that I had on hand, which happened to be baby carrots (a favorite snack), orange juice (always), bananas (my staple for thickening smoothies), and the big ol’ fresh pineapple that I buy at least weekly at ALDI.

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

Are you sensing my color scheme?  :)

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

So I tossed them in the blender…

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

…and a few minutes later…

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

…it was a vivid, non-green success!

Ok, ok, in addition to being quite lovely, it was actually completely refreshing and tasty.  I happen to love the taste of carrots in smoothies, and they tasted all the sweeter when paired with the other fruits and OJ.   This smoothie is also packed with vitamins A and C and potassium and all sorts of other good stuff.  So you can sip down the sweetness knowing that it will bring all sorts of energy and good stuff to your day ahead.  If you really want, you could also throw a handful of spinach in there to make it a green smoothie.  But I’ll save that for another day.

I’m sharing the recipe for this Carrot Pineapple Smoothie today over on that blog that is the home of my favorite pineapple — ALDI!  Click here for the recipe.

May your day be filled with sunshine and roses and…smoothies.  :)

This is a sponsored post in partnership with ALDI.  I am developing all sorts of tasty recipes with them this year, and am sharing them here with you.  Thanks for supporting the brands which help make this site possible!

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  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 8, 2014 @ 6:50 am (#)

    Looks unbelievable Ali! This reminds me of my favorite suja flavor (one of them!). I have to try it.

  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 8, 2014 @ 7:24 am (#)

    Love being on the same page as you!! Cheers to beautiful smoothies! <3

  3. Jenny Flake — September 8, 2014 @ 7:50 am (#)

    Gorgeous color! Now I want smoothies this morning :)

  4. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 8, 2014 @ 9:05 am (#)

    This is a kind of healthy smoothie I can totally get behind!

  5. Marisela @NomNom Kingdom — September 8, 2014 @ 9:12 am (#)

    This smoothie screams summer!!! Too bad summer is almost over, but we can enjoy it any time with this vibrant orange smoothie. Looks deliciously healthy!

  6. Millie | Add A Little — September 8, 2014 @ 9:48 am (#)

    I love adding carrot to smoothies and juices – gives amazing colour! Also, ginger goes so well to give it some zing!

  7. Cookbook Queen — September 8, 2014 @ 9:53 am (#)

    Love this flavor combo — and it’s SO much more appetizing than green smoothies. As good as they are for you, sometimes they are just hard to look at.

  8. Olivia -Primavera kitchen — September 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am (#)

    What a beautiful smoothie, Ali. Love the colour too :-)

  9. Jodee Weiland — September 8, 2014 @ 10:40 am (#)

    I love a good smoothie, and this one looks awesome…so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Susan — September 8, 2014 @ 11:06 am (#)

    What do you suggest as a substitution for those of us that cannot eat bananas?

    • Ali — October 18th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

      You can just omit the bananas from this recipe if you would like, and include more carrot and pineapple.

  11. Sarah (@ People, Places & Plates) — September 8, 2014 @ 11:09 am (#)

    Ha..I’ve totally drank my share of brown smoothies!

  12. PassTheKnife — September 8, 2014 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    I’m loving your twist in this smoothie, perfect in time for fall with all of those vitamins, sure to keep us healthy!

  13. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm (#)

    We love carrot smoothies! So so good! Your addition of pineapple sounds fantastic! Pinning!

  14. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 8, 2014 @ 4:42 pm (#)

    I’m so, so, so obsessed with smoothies – this bright orange one is so cheery and looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!!

  15. A Young Wife — September 8, 2014 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    I get a lot of carrots in my CSA box and this is a great way to use them. I love smoothies and this one is beautiful and a sunny way to wake up!

  16. Heather @ Shards of Lavender — September 9, 2014 @ 12:52 pm (#)

    What a beautiful, sunny smoothie! We love the pineapples from Aldi too and I know that this smoothie will be a big hit here… The colors in the blender shot remind me of candy corn! But without all the sugar…

  17. The Steaming Pot — September 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm (#)

    The very sight of this smoothie cheers me up :-)

    Love how you’ve color-coordinated the tiny details, including the straw.

  18. Stacy — January 30, 2015 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    Question what would anyone suggest to replace orange juice.  Due to autoimmune diet, I’m already pushed to the limit with citrus with the handful of pinneapple.  Would gala apple juice or pear juice work or would it be better to use almond milk?

  19. Debra Schiff — July 28, 2015 @ 11:35 am (#)

    I am new at making smoothies…..unfortunately all mine have to be any color but green. The sound of this and the picture just grabbed me and said here I am, your all time favorite smoothie. Sounds dumb doesn’t it??  I have tried literally hundreds of recipes, some I like, a lot I didn’t. I’m picky, LOL. But this, wow, sounds too good to be true. All the ingredients I love. Thank You for sharing this. I am on my way into the kitchen to make me some now. 

    Debra

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 29th, 2015 @ 9:57 am

      That doesn’t sound dumb at all! We hope you enjoy this one as much as we do! :)

  20. Kiku — February 24, 2016 @ 1:51 am (#)

    I found I’m not very keen on the texture of smoothies, so i put these indgredients through my mascerating juicer. Got the most beautiful almost transparent juice. So good had to make it twice… Thank you. Kiku 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 24th, 2016 @ 11:27 am

      We’re so glad you enjoyed this Kiku, and that you were able to make a juice out of it! :)

  21. Caitlin G. — May 6, 2016 @ 10:12 pm (#)

    Can you put the baby carrots straight into the blender? I’m worried my blender won’t get those into a smoothie consistency…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 7th, 2016 @ 10:01 am

      Hi Caitlin! We think it probably depends on the type of blender you have. Just to be on the safe side, why don’t you chop them up a bit before you put them in? We hope that helps, and that you enjoy the smoothie! :)

  22. Raquel — July 18, 2016 @ 2:33 pm (#)

    I was looking for a great carrot smoothie recipe to try for the first time and came across this one. Let me say I abosolutely love it. I used  mango orange juice instead of normal OJ. It gave this smoothie an astonishing taste. I would say more of a tropical twist. I also used frozen ingredients, except the OJ of course and didn’t need ice. This is a must try!!! I’m sure you’ll love it just as I did! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 18th, 2016 @ 10:19 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment Raquel! We’re so happy you enjoyed this and we think the mango orange juice sounds super yummy! :)

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