This easy Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like a delicious slice of carrot cake, but it’s made with healthy, wholesome fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s naturally sweet, vegan and gluten-free!
Since Easter will soon be knocking at our doors, I thought it would be the perfect time to share something a little healthier than the usual cakes and treats (which, by the way, you can find them all here), so I came up with this oh-so-good-for-you vegan and gluten-free Carrot Cake Smoothie.
There’s everything to love about this smoothie. It takes literally 5 mins to make, and it’s packed with healthy good stuff – The mix of nuts, veggies and fruits provide a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and proteins.
More over, it tastes just like dessert, but with none of the calories, sugar and everything else you could feel guilty about.
Sweet, delicious carrots are mixed with the perfect blend of cinnamon and spices. Add in chopped banana and crunchy walnuts, and you have yourself a healthy slice of carrot cake in a glass!
Before blending all the ingredients together, I like to juice the carrots in my juicer (so that I can use all the discarded pulp to make other recipes such as this Carrot Cake Banana Bread).
However, if you don’t have a juicer and don’t mind a bit of a chunky texture, feel free to finely grate the carrots and pop them in the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Or, if you’re too lazy *as I am sometimes*, just buy organic 100% carrot juice from your local store.This smoothie is very full-filling, a glass will keep food cravings away until lunch/dinner. It’s also an excellent pre/post workout energy-packed drink. I love to double up the amount of the ingredients and sip on it during the day between meals, it’s really the easiest way to get through my 5 a day.
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- 200ml fresh homemade (or store-bought) carrot juice
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- a pinch of ground ginger
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 2 ice cubes (optional)
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and serve.