CREAMY, SWEET, VEGAN CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE
I first had a carrot cake smoothie like this in Savannah, Georgia at a local smoothie bar there and fell in love. It was $10 (expensive for this gal), so I decided instead of regularly treating myself, I could easily make it at home since I keep most ingredients on hand. This dreamy smoothie is packed with Vitamin A, fiber, healthy fats, potassium, plant-based protein, and many more nutrients jam-packed into one glass.
The dreaminess of this smoothie is hard to put into words. It tastes like a true slice of carrot cake transformed into a a thick, creamy milkshake. The perfect treat, breakfast, snack, or just because, any time of day.Print
This creamy carrot cake smoothie is made with wholesome, nourishing ingredients! Sweet, savory, and energy-boosting. YUM!
- 1/2 cup carrot juice, freshly made
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick (or 2 tsp saigon cinnamon)
- 1 TBSP cashew butter
- 1 TBSP raw almonds
- 1 TBSP unsweetened coconut, shredded
- 1 TBSP vegan vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 banana, frozen
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- a few drops of liquid stevia, or alternate sweetener
- 1 tsp hemp seeds (optional, for topping)
- Blend all ingredients (except hemp seeds) in a high powered blender on high until smooth.
- Sprinkle with hemp seeds or any other toppings of choice.
*Shortcut: add 1/2 cup shredded carrots in place of carrot juice!
- Category: Smoothie
Keywords: vegan carrot cake smoothie, creamy carrot cake smoothie
Mmmm…This smoothie is officially my favorite. It is sweet, creamy, and energizing. 🙂
Truly love this smoothie like me? To keep it easy to make all week long, juice an entire bag of large carrots and keep it in the fridge to grab for blending each day. It is WAY too much of a hassle to juice regularly. Don’t own a juicer? See if your local health food store could juice just carrots for you. Places like EarthFare or Whole Foods would be more than willing! Or, you can always try blending some shredded carrots and adding a little extra liquid to see how that works!