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Carrot Cake Smoothie

This Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like your favorite carrot cake dessert but is made healthy with carrots, bananas and Greek yogurt!

This Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like your favorite carrot cake dessert but is made healthy with carrots, bananas and Greek yogurt! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This year, I want to focus on including some seasonal recipes on my blog. Since Easter is early this year, I decided to make a recipe that reminds me of Easter in March. Easter is my very favorite holiday because of my family traditions associated with it and the food that we made annually is awesome.

This Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like your favorite carrot cake dessert but is made healthy with carrots, bananas and Greek yogurt! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Carrot cake is one of my very favorite desserts. I love the dense cake along with the sweet but slightly tangy cream cheese frosting. I will always think of carrot cake fondly because it used to be my Great Aunt Emma's specialty. When she was coming to an event and was going to make something, we always requested her carrot cake. Sadly, my Aunt passed away in 2014 and we miss her and her German ways.

This Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like your favorite carrot cake dessert but is made healthy with carrots, bananas and Greek yogurt! www.nutritionistreviews.com
I was so lucky to get the recipe from her for my wedding shower where my mom had everyone bring me some of their favorite recipes. I have yet to make her recipe for carrot cake but look forward to doing so in the future.

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.

This Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like your favorite carrot cake dessert but is made healthy with carrots, bananas and Greek yogurt! www.nutritionistreviews.com
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.
Instructions
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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This Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like your favorite carrot cake dessert but is made healthy with carrots, bananas and Greek yogurt! www.nutritionistreviews.com
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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Disclosure: This is a sponsored recipe by Purely Inspired. All opinions, recipe and text are my own. 

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