Carrot Cake Smoothie

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Yay, for smoothies that taste like desserts!

Booooo, for dropping my vitamix, cracking the bottom of the container, having to send it back for replacement, and being without a blender for 3 months : (

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I’m not kidding. I’m just about fighting off tears right now.

What am I going to do without my vitamix…? I certainly won’t be making this smoothie! (Or any other one for that matter) For those of you that have been following me, you might know by now that I drink two smoothies a day. I’m a smoothie-addict. For sure. Being without might send me into a twitchy meltdown.

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I guess we won’t know until I actually mail back my vitamix. For now, it’s still usable. It just leaks. SO I imagine I will put it off until the very last possible moment when it starts to get yucky from the moisture in the crack or when the crack stops leaking but starts pouring out the bottom. Which ever comes first.

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When I first got the thing back at the end of February, I made the same 3 smoothies again, and again, and again. For probably about 2 months. Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie, Zucchini Bread Smoothie, and THIS Carrot Cake Smoothie. They were so delicious when I first made them, that I could go a lifetime drinking just them. Turns out I maxed out at 2 months.

BUT! Every now and then I still return to my old favorites.

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And do you see that sweet little, mini carrot cake in the background there???? THAT is a Single Serving Vegan Carrot Cake. Delicious.

Are there any smoothies that you guys are addicted to and can’t get enough of?

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Smart Substitutions:

  • Replace the raisins with the dates
  • I’ve used up to 8-ounces carrots in this before and 2 cups of spinach. You may need to add an extra tablespoon of raisins and another splash of liquid, but it still tastes great! And you get a FULL days serving of veggies in 1 smoothie!
  • Use coconut water to lighten the calories (or plain water).
  • Use coconut water (or plain water) and 1/4 cup soaked walnuts instead of almond milk to give it a really great carrot cake flavor!
Carrot Cake Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I prefer unsweetened almond)
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped carrot
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup spinach, optional
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, soak raisins 5 minutes in the hottest tap water to soften. (They will blend better this way).
  2. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until completely smooth.
Notes
I’ve added up to 8 ounces of carrots and 2 cups spinach in this smoothie and it is still delicious! You can add more carrots if you’d like too- just add a bit more liquid to thin it out.
Raisins can easily be swapped for 4 dates.
If you want this smoothie more chilled, add ½ cup ice.

 

 

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  • Cara @ The Vegan Barbie September 4, 2013, 11:40 am

    Looks so yummy! And I have everything to make it, so this looks like breakfast today

  • lmachell September 5, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Yay! Hope that you like it : )

  • fran September 5, 2013, 7:02 am

    sorry to hear about your blender!!! lucky you had a yummy carrot cake shake in hand to soften the blow

  • lmachell September 5, 2013, 4:29 pm

    Haha thank you and very true!

  • Logan September 7, 2013, 9:14 am

    This looks amazing and I cannot wait to try it! Did you use fresh baby spinach or canned?

    Thanks!

  • lmachell September 8, 2013, 8:05 pm

    always fresh!

  • Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living October 31, 2013, 2:14 pm

    Oh, my, this recipe looks so delicious! And coconut water instead of milk? That’s brilliant! The only thing I love more than eating carrot cake, is justifying eating carrot cake. Now, I don’t have to. Thanks for sharing!

  • lmachell November 1, 2013, 6:47 pm

    Haha I hear ya Tess!

  • June MK December 5, 2013, 3:51 pm

    Hi! Was wondering if I could use carrot puree (homemade) or would that “kill” the goodness of raw carrots?
    Thanks!

  • lmachell December 6, 2013, 1:30 pm

    haha well, raw is always better for you, but cooked purée would work wonderfully too!

  • Angela December 29, 2013, 3:36 pm

    Vitamix is SO excellent about their warranty policy. You will probably not have to send the container back. Call them and tell them what happened and they will probably just send you out a new container right away. Let us know what happens !

  • lmachell January 5, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Thanks Angela! I did that and they are just going to send me a new one :) I don’t have to send the old one back.

  • Marlon H. January 7, 2014, 3:07 am

    Delicious!!! I used kale instead of spinach, almond milk AND walnuts. Oh, and a little nutmeg, too. mm mm mm… I’m glad I came across this recipe!

  • Jocelyn D February 10, 2014, 6:42 pm

    This looked pretty good, but I honestly didn’t like it :( the recipe needs to be tweaked a lot. Forcing myself to finish as to not waste food. :/

  • Heidi February 14, 2014, 5:23 pm

    This was so good! My 2 years old loved it too!

  • Lori Taylor February 26, 2014, 3:36 pm

    I was looking for a carrot smoothie recipe and came across this one. It was absolutely delicious and is now one of my favorites.

  • lmachell February 26, 2014, 9:12 pm

    So happy to hear it Lori!

  • Maddie March 1, 2014, 9:45 pm

    How many calories?