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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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    April 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    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!

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    April 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    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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