Carrot cake anything is my jam. This smoothie hits the spot with the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spices. I can’t forget the hint of maple with the syrup drizzle on top! If you are needing a tasty breakfast or a post-workout smoothie, and you are a fellow carrot cake lover then you will love this drink! This is gluten free and diary free.
I am a lover of carrot cake, and oddly enough my son Sammy is too. I never appreciated the beautiful taste of carrot cake until I was older, which is why I am so surprised that my son digs it at the age of four. Nonetheless, I attribute his love for it, because of the traditional cream cheese frosting that comes alongside the cakes and cupcakes. With the frosting aside he still seems to sneak a sip of this smoothie from time to time.
I start my day with smoothies frequently. I love how easy they are too make, and I can throw it into a blender and be out of the door in minutes. A life on the go needs simple hacks like this. The best part is that when you construct a smoothie right it can be a filling meal to keep you going until the next one. The Fab Four approach developed by Kelly LeVeque is spot on, and it works every time. Simply formulate every smoothie with a healthy fat, a quality source of fiber and protein, and leafy greens. For Paleo you will want to use a friendly brand such as Primal Kitchen’s Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel.
For this smoothie I used Tone It Up vanilla flavored protein, but any vanilla protein powder will do. I would just try to be mindful of the ingredients, because there tends to be a lot of protein powders out there will a long list of fillers. I used cashew milk, but any nut milk will do. For my healthy fat I used almond butter, ground flax seed for my fiber, and for my greens I used frozen riced cauliflower. Naturally, there is a carrot, and the delicious blend of maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to get the whole carrot cake experience. Enjoy!
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened nut milk of choice
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- Toss all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and mix until well combined and the carrots are smooth
- Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon