Carrot Cake Smoothie

We all love smoothies for breakfast for a reason! They’re incredibly quick to mix up, they’re portable, they taste like a milkshake, and you can meet your nutritional needs for the morning while packing in your first vegetable of the day. With all the flavors of traditional carrot cake, this smoothie calls for leftover cooked carrot, but in a pinch, raw carrot does just as well.

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Carrot Cake Smoothie
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 415 kcal
Author: Ricki Heller
Ingredients
  • 2-6 leaves mild-tasting lettuce such as butter lettuce or romaine
  • 1 large cooked carrot cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons raw walnut pieces
  • 1 ½-inch piece fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 tablespoon xylitol coconut sugar, or other dry sweetener of choice; or 7-10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder I like SunWarrior or Growing Naturals*
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond rice, cashew or other non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2-5 ice cubes optional
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the ice in a high-speed blender and blend until perfectly smooth, scraping down the sides a few times if necessary. If you use fresh fruit, you may wish to add a few ice cubes to achieve a colder, thicker smoothie texture. Pour the smoothie into a large glass and garnish with a sprinkle more of cinnamon, if desired, or transfer to a thermal mug and take it on-the-go.
Recipe Notes

Depending on the protein powder you use, this recipe can be grain-free and/or soy-free.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 454mg 19%
Potassium 675mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 14g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 301.4%
Vitamin C 61.9%
Calcium 54.3%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Cake Dairy Free Grain Free Magazine Optionally Refined Sugar Free Optionally Soy Free Smoothie
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