A reader recently requested we try our hand at a carrot cake smoothie, so we jumped on the challenge and came up with this 5-minute, 7-ingredient recipe!
It’s creamy, satisfying, and reminiscent of everyone’s favorite springtime treat: Carrot Cake! Let us show you how to make this naturally sweet, plant-based treat.
Frozen banana and carrots serve as the base of this smoothie. Banana provides creaminess and sweetness, while carrot provides an orange hue and carrot cake flavor.
Date is (optionally) added for extra bits of sweetness in every bite.
Inspired by our No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites, we spiced this smoothie up with cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and nutmeg. If you’re a TRUE carrot cake fan, you may even want to try the carrot cake bites ON your smoothie. Next level!
The banana, carrot, date, and spices are blended with dairy-free milk until creamy! We love coconut milk here most.
For an optional protein boost, we like adding a scoop of plain or vanilla protein powder (Tropeaka being our current favorite — not sponsored, just love it!).
We hope you LOVE this carrot cake smoothie! It’s:
& Quick and easy!
Enjoy as a refreshing snack, light breakfast, or healthier sweet treat!
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Servings 1 (Smoothie)
- 1 large ripe frozen banana (as original recipe is written, 1 ¼ cup)
- 1 small carrot, chopped (as original recipe is written, 1/2 cup)
- 1 pitted date (optional // if dry, soak in warm water for 10-15 minutes, then drain)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or 1/8 tsp vanilla powder)
- 1 tsp fresh minced or grated ginger (or 1/4 tsp ground ginger)
- 1 healthy pinch ground nutmeg
- 1/2 – 1 cup dairy-free milk (use less for thicker smoothie, more for thinner smoothie // we prefer cashew, coconut, or almond)
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder (optional // if adding protein powder that’s sweetened, skip the date)
FOR SERVING optional
- Shredded carrots
- Shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts or hemp seeds
Add banana, carrot, date (optional), cinnamon, vanilla, fresh ginger (or gound ginger), nutmeg, dairy-free milk (starting with the lesser amount), and protein powder (optional) to a high speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more dairy-free milk as needed to thin / encourage blending.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more cinnamon for warmth, ginger for spice / kick, or date for sweetness.
Serve as is or garnish with shredded carrot, shredded coconut, or walnuts or hemp seeds (optional). Best when fresh. Will keep in the freezer up to 1 month (thaw before enjoying).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the lesser amount of fortified unsweetened almond milk and without optional ingredients.
Serving: 1 smoothie Calories: 173 Carbohydrates: 38.6 g Protein: 2.8 g Fat: 2 g Saturated Fat: 0.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.44 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.92 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 122 mg Potassium: 762 mg Fiber: 5.4 g Sugar: 19.4 g Vitamin A: 8692 IU Vitamin C: 15 mg Calcium: 268 mg Iron: 1.02 mg