Our omega boost carrot smoothie recipe contains lots nutrients that support the health of your immune system. It also tastes wonderful!
To make this smoothie, you need a good blender or nutri-bullet type of machine. The portion size is approximately 500ml.
The omega essential oils come from the ground flaxseed and avocado in particular. Flaxseed can have quite a distinctive taste, so if you are new to using it in smoothies, I suggest adding one tablespoon first and building up over time. We love using coconut milk as the non-dairy milk, as it gives a little extra sweetness, but you can use whichever you prefer.
Flaxseed tip: We recommend that you grind the flaxseed first, before adding it into your smoothie. Grinding will break down the seed, meaning your body can better digest and absorb all the wonderful nutrients and fibre from the flaxseed. You can use a coffee grinder for this purpose! Ground flaxseed can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
Omega boost carrot smoothie recipe
2 small carrots
½ small courgette
Large handful mixed berries (e.g. raspberries and blueberries)
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tbsp lemon juice
300 ml non-dairy milk (e.g. rice, oat, soya, coconut)
Wash your berries, carrots and courgette beneath cold running water. Remove the top from your carrots and courgette. Scoop out the flesh out from the avocado. Then put all the ingredients into your blender.
Blend for about 60 seconds, to make a smooth consistency. Pour into a glass.
Wash your blender then drink your juice.
More smoothie and juice recipes
If you have enjoyed this smoothie recipe, then check out our top three berry smoothie recipes here.
There are also lots more juice recipes on our health and wellbeing blog.
Juice or smoothie?
If you want more information about the difference between a smoothie and a juice, including the health benefits of both, read our earlier article: what is the difference between a smoothie and a juice.
Omega boost juice recipe
To make this recipe into a juice, you will need:
2-4 large carrots
½ medium courgette
2 cm unwaxed lemon
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
Large handful mixed berries
Juice the carrots, courgette and lemon. Then pour the juice into a blender. Add the ground flaxseed, mixed berries and avocado. Blend for 60 seconds to make a smooth consistency.
Wash your juice and blender, then drink your juice.
La Crisalida detox and juice retreats
Drinking fresh juices and smoothies is an ideal way to give your body maximum nutrition. Here at the retreat we offer you the option to juice for each meal, or for your whole stay – you can read more about juicing at La Crisalida here.
Juicing and smoothies can form part of your detox and weight-loss retreat. Combining juicing with exercise, rest and mindset can give you a healthy kick-start to re-balance and re-energise. Come and try it!
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).