Carrot Cake Smoothie
 
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Delicious, healthy carrot cake smoothie made with wholesome ingredients like carrot, banana, pineapple, creamy coconut milk, greek yogurt, and plenty of cozy spices. This protein-packed carrot cake smoothie makes the perfect breakfast or post-workout snack!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Gluten Free
Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 large raw carrot, sliced (or shred if you don’t have a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix)
  • 1 frozen medium ripe banana
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk, plus more if necessary (use any milk you'd like)
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 tablespoon pecan butter or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie. Makes 1 smoothie.
Notes
flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals, and is especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty!

chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.

hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.

spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a cup or two of raw or cooked spinach. You’ll never be able to taste it, but just know that it may change the color of your smoothie to brown depending on what other fruit you use.

protein: Easily add more protein to a smoothie by adding 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder. I recommend Vital Protein collagen peptides or Bob’s Red Mill Plant Based Vanilla Protein Powder.

frozen cauliflower: feel free to throw in a cup of frozen cauliflower to thicken your smoothie even more and get extra veggies in. You won’t even be able to taste it!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 496 Fat: 20.1g Saturated fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 64.5g Sugar: 30.3g Fiber: 9.5g Protein: 13.3g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/carrot-cake-smoothie/