Smoothie with Carrot Cake Smoothie made with carrot juice, frozen banana, and protein powder. This combination has the flavor of liquid carrot cake!
If you conduct a quick search on my blog for “carrot cake,” you will discover that I am a complete carrot cake devotee! I’ve baked carrot cake oatmeal, carrot cake bars, and carrot cake breakfast cookies, among other things… Because I’ve been on a smoothie kick recently, I set out to create a carrot cake smoothie, because who doesn’t want to eat carrot cake in any form?!
When I discovered 100% carrot juice in the store, I knew it would be ideal for my carrot cake smoothie. If you’ve never tried carrot juice, don’t be intimidated or scared! Although the juice has a slight earthiness, it is quite sweet, and when combined with a few other simple ingredients, it tastes divine in smoothies.
Carrot Cake Smoothie Ingredients:
- 100% carrot juice
- almond milk – you feel free to use any milk of your choice.
- vanilla protein powder
Ingredients for a carrot cake protein smoothie in a blender before blending– banana, carrot juice, protein powder and cinnamon
What if You’re Short on Carrot Juice?
You can still make this smoothie if you don’t have carrot juice on hand or can’t find it in your local store. With a juicer, you can make your own fresh carrot juice, which is absolutely delectable. Another option is to process the carrots in a high-speed blender. However, if you use a blender, the carrots will become puree rather than juice. Your smoothie will be quite thick, and you will almost certainly need to add additional milk to thin it out.
The Health Benefits of Carrot Smoothie
Allow yourself to have your (carrot) cake and eat it as well! This smoothie is brimming with nutritious ingredients. Let us take a stroll through them!
- Carrots – In addition to being delicious, carrots are loaded with nutrients! They are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K, and potassium. They have been shown to benefit the heart, eyes, and digestion.
- Banana – Another superfood, bananas are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Additionally, they have been shown to benefit heart health.
- Almond milk – Low in calories, naturally high in vitamin E, and frequently fortified with calcium and vitamin D, almond milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Because it is a poor source of protein, I like to add protein powder to my smoothies to make them a complete meal or snack.
- Protein powder – While each protein powder is unique, here are a few of my favorites! By incorporating protein powder into a smoothie, you can stay full and satisfied for hours.
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon is the original superfood. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It has been shown to improve blood sugar control and decrease risk factors for heart disease.