Carrot Cake Smoothie

carrot cake smoothie

Since we got back from vacation, smoothies have been my best friend! I may have gained a few pounds abroad…but no worries, I am back to my healthy eating and fitness routine! Tonight I went on a run/stair climb, which I haven’t done in forever. It has been hard to get to gym lately due to my 12 hour shifts at work, but I still try to do something. My Grandma sent me this great pilates workout tape and band so I can do quick workouts at home on days that I have to work!

This carrot cake smoothie is one of my latest creations, inspired by my Grandma’s delicious carrot cake! If you can’t enjoy a slice of carrot cake, this smoothie is the next best thing 😉 Fresh chopped organic carrots and blended with pecans, raisins, banana, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. Top it off with freshly grated carrots and chopped pecans and raisins for a nice look and texture.

Do you prefer fruit or veggie smoothies? I used to only drink fruit smoothies, but now I am starting to add more vegetables and find that they also taste great!

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Carrot Cake Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
  • ½ banana, frozen
  • ½ cup milk (or almond milk)
  • ½ tsp brown sugar (if you prefer it more sweet!)
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender pitcher and blend.
  2. Pour into two small cups and top with shredded carrots, raisins and chopped pecans.
Makes 2 small smoothies

     

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    8 comments

    1. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says:

      What a great idea! I don’t think I’ve ever had a veggie smoothie, but I love smoothies, so why I didn’t think to put veggies in them is an excellent question! And doesn’t everyone love carrot cake? I think having it in smoothie form is brilliant!

    2. Hotly Spiced says:

      Welcome back and it must be so hard coming home to having to work 12-hour shifts. I used to work 12-hour night shifts as a nurse and I found between work and sleep I did little else. I love your smoothie and it definitely looks like carrot cake in a cup xx

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