Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot cake smoothieI know that pineapple isn’t a component of all carrot cake recipes, but the carrot cakes I liked the most were always those that included it.  Similarly, you can omit the coconut if you’re not a fan.  The walnuts add Omega-3s add more protein. Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 to 6 leaves mild-tasting lettuce (to your taste)
  • 1 large carrot, steamed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup  fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons raw walnut pieces
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 7 to 10 drops plain or vanilla stevia liquid, to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop of your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder
    (I used SunWarrior vanilla)
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy, almond, rice or hemp milk

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until perfectly smooth, scraping down sides a couple of times if necessary (for a cold smoothie, add 2-3 ice cubes).

Pour into a large glass and garnish with a sprinkle more cinnamon, if desired.

Ricki Heller is the author of Sweet Freedom and several e-books on specialty cooking subjects. Visit her at Diet, Dessert, and Dogs. 

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2 comments on “Carrot Cake Smoothie

  1. Vegiegail

    That sounds wonderful!! I love SunWarrior Vanilla Protein Powder. And I’m sure this is going to taste great with So Delicious Coconut Milk, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe. You’re so culinarily creative!

  2. Nava

    Thanks for your comment! Just want to make sure you know that the kudos go to Ricki Heller for this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying the SunWarrior product myself…

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