Virgin Mary Smoothies

three Virgin Mary Smoothies with celery stalk
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
52 mins
5 cups


  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • Celery sticks (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan combine carrots, sliced celery, and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 12 minutes or until carrots and celery are very tender. Transfer to a small bowl (do not drain). Set bowl with carrot mixture in a slightly larger bowl with ice water. Let stand for 30 minutes to chill, stirring occasionally. Place undrained tomatoes in a medium bowl. Cover and freeze while carrot mixture chills.

  2. Transfer carrot mixture to a blender. Add undrained tomatoes, horseradish (if desired), and hot sauce. Cover and blend until very smooth, stopping and scraping sides of blender as needed. Add ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth (blender will be full).

  3. Pour into tall glasses to serve. If desired, garnish with celery sticks.

Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare smoothies as directed. Transfer to an airtight freezer container. Cover and chill up to 3 days or freeze up to 6 months. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator. Stir well before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 20.6mg 103%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 498mg 11%
Folate, total 25.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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