You know me and how I like to make heavier foods much healthier and when I saw the idea for a carrot cake smoothie on another blog, I had to make up my own recipe. Since I am such a carrot cake fan, I knew the idea of a carrot cake smoothie would be something that I would love.
It is actually very nutritious with frozen bananas, fresh carrots, milk of choice, Greek yogurt and topped with walnuts which are a healthy fat. This smoothie tastes more indulgent than it is and is a healthy meal or snack option.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup milk
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 scoop Purely Inspired vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Optional toppings: Grated carrots, coconut and toasted walnuts.
Add carrots and milk to blender and blend for about 30 seconds until carrots are smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again. Top with additional toppings if desired.
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For this recipe, I used Purely Inspired Organic Protein 100% plant-based nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. The protein mix is dairy, gluten and soy free. Flavors include French vanilla and decadent chocolate. Each serving has 20 grams of protein, 7 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar and is 130 calories. It contains an organic fruit and veggie blend with spinach, broccoli, flax and blueberry. It contains a blend of proteins including organic pea protein and organic brown rice protein.
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