Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake SmoothieAll you carrot cake lovers have to try this smoothie. Anyone who doesn’t like carrot cake should try it too :)

Do you ever feel guilty eating dessert? I certainly do, and my sweet tooth still gets the best of me from time to time. Ditch the guilt and indulge yourself with this treat of a smoothie that’s healthy and nutritious.

Sharing recipes and variations of recipes with others is great fun. The idea and inspiration for this recipe was from fellow smoothie enthusiast, Niko. When you’re enjoying this recipe be sure thank her :)

The star ingredient of this smoothie is obviously carrot, which imparts these wonderful health benefits.

  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Antioxidant rich
  • Anti-Cancerous
  • Great for your vision (thanks to the beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver)
  • Nutrient profile supports healthy skin, slows down the aging of cells, and helps user toxins out of the body

Carrots combined with all the other ingredients in this smoothie make it one healthy dude.

The original recipe called for 1/2 banana. I substituted avocado because I was fresh out of bananas and am partial to avocado. If you use banana you might want to add a few ice cubes to thicken and a little less honey if you don’t like overly sweet smoothies.

My Blendtec pulverized the chopped carrot pretty well. There were a few small pieces to chew, which I actually liked. Enjoy!

Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup carrots, washed and chopped (or grated if your blender is not that powerful)
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup cashews (soaked and dehydrated)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 inch ginger, peeled and minced or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon honey to sweeten

The Add-ons

  • Garnish with coconut shreds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. If you add coconut oil and don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.

This smoothie is pretty rich; so you might want to share it with someone or save some for later :)

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 485
  • Fat: 32g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Vitamin A: 72% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 49% RDA
  • Calcium: 9% RDA
  • Iron: 18% RDA

Niko and I would love to know if you try this carrot cake smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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14 Responses to Carrot Cake Smoothie

  1. Niko #

    Ryan,
    Nice switch up with the avocado. I’m anxious to try it that way. :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I think you’ll like it, Niko. The key ingredient are the cashews IMO.

    • Stephanie #

      Hi Ryan,

      I really want to try this smoothie! However, I’m a little confused about the “add-ons” – are they optional or required?

      • Ryan Carmody #

        Hi Stephanie,

        All of the add-ons are optional ingredients. Hope you enjoy this smoothie.

        Regards,
        Ryan

  2. Agnes #

    Tried it, it tasted really good. Delicious and filling. I switched the cashew for almonds because that’s what I got at home and always snacks on.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Almonds in place of cashews, I like it. Nice to hear you enjoyed this smoothie, Agnes :)

  3. Melinda #

    What else could be substituted for the nuts in this recipie? I am vegetarian and all nuts cause some skin issues. Thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I would simply omit the cashews, Melinda.

  4. Connie #

    What the heck is a “cup of carrots”? The carrots I buy are not shaped in such a way as to be measured in “cups”. Can you give a weight measurement, please.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Connie,

      Shredded or chopped carrots can be roughly measured to a cup. If you’re using whole carrots just wing it. Doesn’t need to be precise.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  5. shante #

    just so you know, the honey in this recipe would make it not vegan..

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Good point, Shante. I removed the vegan designation.

  6. Kim #

    Ryan;
    Hi,your carrot cake smoothie looks really good and tastey but the carbs and sugar is a little bit high and yet it is healthy.do you think your carrot cake smoothie will be ok for me to make it in my magic bullet blender?I have shredded carrots in a bag but I have to go buy the rest of the ingredients at one of our several grocery stores and then I can make your smoothie.
    I will let you know how much my mom and I enjoy your carrot cake smoothie soon.
    How can i make your smoothie to have less carbs and sugar in this smoothie?
    Kim

    • Ryan Carmody #

      If you omit the honey the sugar and carbs will drop quite a bit, Kim. Try that and enjoy with your mom!

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