How To Make Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

They say the sky’s the limit on this one. We totally agree. It’s like poetry in your mouth, stomach and into your sweet soul. Carrot cake is a definitive symbol of delightfulness. But in a form of mouth-watering thick, healthy smoothie? You can even say it’s heaven-sent.

How To Make Carrot Cake Smoothie

Preparation Times:

  • Prep Time: 10
  • 20
  • Total Time: 10

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Equipment:

  • Blender

Ingredients:

  • 1 large raw carrot
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup of coconut milk (or more as desired)
  • 1/4 gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Instructions:

In a high-powered blender, put in all the ingredients and blend until you reached desired creaminess. Add more milk if necessary. Tip: if you’re blender isn’t high-powered, shred your carrot first with a grater so that it blends up well with the other ingredients. Feel free to substitute or add other ingredients as intended (e.g. chia seeds, protein powder, walnut, apple, etc.)

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Nutrition Overview

This carrot cake smoothie has all of the delicious flavors of carrot cake, made with wholesome ingredients. A protein-packed one that makes the perfect breakfast or post-workout snack. Not to mention the natural sweeteners on this recipe that makes it even more enticing. The key to perfection to this recipe is the texture. The right creaminess that beholds its title. But don’t get panicked yet. There’s a way to achieve this even without a high-powered blender. You’ll find out below.

Carrots

Crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. [1]

Banana

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – giving you a fat and cholesterol-free source of energy. [2] A perfect natural and healthy sweetener.

Pineapple

Sweet and fibrous. This popular fruit is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease. [3]

Coconut Milk

This will add rich, tropical and creamy flavor to your smoothie. A tasty alternative to any milk.

Greek Yogurt

For a boost of protein that may help you feel fuller for longer and to keep the recipe smooth and creamy.

Oats

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. [4]

Cinnamon

Helps bring out that spiced carrot cake flavor.

Vanilla

One of the essentials. It brings out a flavorful and rich aroma to your smoothie.

FAQ

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References:

[1] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/carrots

[2] https://www.healthxchange.sg/food-nutrition/food-tips/good-reasons-eat-banana-today

[3]  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-pineapple

[4] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-benefits-oats-oatmeal