Turning raw fruits and veggies into smoothies is way better for you than just juicing. When you juice, you lose the fiber. This way you are still getting the raw fruits and vegetables. If you have a rough time with the texture, you can always steam the fruits and veggies and it will help them to be less grainy and more creamy. You can lose some nutrients that way, but it's better than most juices and smoothies. Also, add in the leftover juices from steaming and that will add some flavor and nutrients back in. (substitute that for milk or other liquid)
Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
25 frozen Strawberries
2 carrots peeled and cubed
2 cups liquid (I used 1 cup milk and 1 cup water)
1/2 C sugar (or to taste)
Toss all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.
Tip: if you are steaming the strawberries and carrots... you may want to add in ice to thicken it up and get it cold again. You may also need less liquid