The ‘Carrot Cake’ Smoothie
Veggies for breakfast? Done!
I don’t know about you, but I love me some carrot cake every once and a while. You know what I love even more? A healthier and refreshing version, jam-packed with nutrients while at it! Enter The Carrot Cake Smoothie. Don’t get me wrong, I love to indulge in some good ol’ fashioned baked goods everyone and a while – but the fresh taste of mildly earthy and lightly sweet of raw carrots combined with a touch of vanilla, creamy Greek yogurt, and cashew milk, offer delicious aromatics which really put this smoothie in the lead for me. It’s a slice of carrot cake that you can feel great about. I sometimes will make this as a wholesome start to my day (getting veggies in by 9 a.m., whoop-whoop!), but of course, it’s great at any hour!
The 'Carrot Cake' Smoothie
A healthier and refreshing version of carrot cake, made into a smoothie! The fresh, raw carrots provide a mild, earthy, and sweet taste. The touch of vanilla and creaminess of Greek yogurt and cashew milk make this one cozy and decadent treat that can be enjoyed at any time of day!
Add all ingredients (carrot, papaya, oats, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, chia seed, cashew milk, Greek yogurt, and ice-cubes), minus the graham crackers, into blender. Blend until smooth. Top with crushed graham cracker, walnut, and/or shredded carrots as desired. Enjoy immediately.
1 serving provides approximately 164 calories, 5.1 grams total fat (only .6 grams saturated fat), 21.9 grams carbohydrates, and 9.2 grams protein.
Nutrition label created via Cronometer
Mayybbbe I sometimes have a hard time following direction, but when it comes to food, I encourage you to play around with recipes! Try substituting with different nut-milks (such as coconut milk instead of cashew milk for a hint of coconut taste), or add bananas (for a creamier smoothie), or maybe add some pineapple for added sweetness & tartness. Have a specific food-intolerance or allergy? That's o.k, just make necessary adjustments. Whatever you do, have fun with your food! Hope you enjoy.