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Carrot Cake Smoothies

Carrot Cake Smoothies - all the flavor of dessert, but in a much healthier package! | foxeslovelemons.com
I know this isn’t very original (wow, everyone likes smoothies), but one of my favorite things to make in my Vitamix is…smoothies. I absolutely love that this machine completely pulverizes any fruit or vegetable I put into it.

The Vitamix has made healthy eating a lot easier for me. It’s so simple to get a few more servings of vegetables each day, because I can blend spinach into a fruity berry smoothie. The flavor and texture of the spinach is undetectable – only the fruit flavor comes through.

Carrot Cake Smoothies - all the flavor of dessert, but in a much healthier package! | foxeslovelemons.com

I’ve had several other (very low end) blenders before this one, and I would never even consider putting leafy greens into a smoothie made with those blenders. Actually, I tried it once, and I was left with a berry smoothie with huge, leafy chunks of spinach that didn’t sip very easily through a straw. Yuck.

This blender can also completely puree raw carrots! I pulverized some as an experiment, and then decided to throw a bunch of other things in there to try to replicate the flavor of carrot cake. This resulted in an incredibly filling breakfast carrot cake smoothie. It has all the flavor of carrot cake, but in a much healthier package!

Carrot Cake Smoothies - all the flavor of dessert, but in a much healthier package! | foxeslovelemons.com

Carrot Cake Smoothies

Yield: 4 (1 cup) servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 9 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

This recipe originally appeared here on the Naturebox blog.

44 Responses to “Carrot Cake Smoothies”

  1. LA2MQ — September 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I’m not very creative when it comes to using a blender, but I love making this garlic/onion marinade in the blender.

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  2. Liz — September 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I love to make beer margaritas!

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  3. Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I’ve been admiring a Vitamix at Costco for a few months now. I picture myself using it to blend my morning smoothies, then I go home to my crappy blender. Ahhh, one day. This recipe looks amazing.

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  4. Jan Fox — September 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Delicious looking smoothie and great photos!

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  5. Guest — September 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    This recipe looks fantastic!! I don’t have a Vitamix, but I hope my sad little Hamilton Beach can handle a go at making this smoothie!

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  6. Shelly S. — September 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    This recipe looks awesome!! I hope my sad little Hamilton Beach blender is up for the challenge!

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  7. Jennifer Justin Curtis — September 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    My favorite thing to make is all fruit smoothies for my kids and me.

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  8. Susan Stone — September 25, 2013 at 12:18 am

    This smoothie sounds wonderful. I’m really looking forward to making it.

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  9. Tamara Coleman — September 25, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I’m obsessed with carrot cake so this I must try!
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  10. Tricia Noble — September 25, 2013 at 1:04 am

    This looks delicious!! So far I’m trying to work with a Rocket blender for my smoothies :-)

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  11. McKenna — September 25, 2013 at 3:46 am

    My blender broke months ago, and I haven’t been able to replace it yet. I miss my morning smoothies, quick sauces for dinner, and margaritas so much!

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  12. Rebecca P. — September 25, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Blender = Smoothies!

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  13. Karin — September 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

    This smoothie sounds delicious!

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  14. kelly — September 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I like to use the blender to puree spinach for spinach pie.
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  15. Darlene Carbajal — September 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love to make strawberry banana smoothies. :)

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  16. karen — September 25, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I LOVE gazpacho, I can only imagine how smooth and delicious it would be in this jazzy blender

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  17. Caitlin P — September 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for the givaway! We make smoothies for every workday, a Vitamix should really be in our kitchen. :)

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  18. shaunie — September 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    A strawberry-banana smoothie

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  19. Laura @ The Rookie Cook — September 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I love to make smoothies in my blender!

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  20. Jessica — September 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I have wanted a vitamix for so long it’s not even funny! I can’t believe how smooth and creamy your smoothie looks. My blender right now leaves tiny chunks of spinach in it and it’s so unappetizing!!

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  21. candace — September 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    my friend makes juices for me when i visit her. i love anything with ginger in it!! would like to make pina coladas too!!

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  22. Heather — September 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    My favorite drink to make in a blender are strawberry banana smoothies.

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  23. Marshall — September 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I looooooove smoothies. Banana peach was my last creation :)

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  24. Tricia — September 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I’ve been wanting a vitamix forever- for smoothies, soups, sauces. This carrot cake smoothie sounds delicious!

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  25. Christine — September 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Fruit smoothies. It’s how I get my little one to eat kale and spinach :)

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  26. Amber Fetzer — September 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Yum! soc excited for another smoothie recipe

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  27. Julie @ Forbidden Rice Blog — September 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    This carrot cake smoothie sounds incredible! My favorite things to make in a blender usually go along the lines of milkshakes and various sauces. I just made some tomato-roasted pepper-basil sauce to can this morning. : )

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  28. Kuro — September 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Coffee frappecino/ice blended

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  29. Mary Beth Elderton — September 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    We have smoothies almost every morning–frozen blueberries, banana, dollop of coconut oil, splash of orange juice, a bit of chia seeds.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  30. shannon — September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Any green smoothie to use up old greens!

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  31. Andrea — September 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Carrot Sauce, super easy and great over chickpea burgers :)

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  32. Becky — September 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I love using a blender/food processor to make hummus!

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  33. Sara T — September 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I’ve never seen a recipe like this! I know that my Magic Bullet (It’s french) won’t do a very good job with the pulverizing but damnit if I won’t do it anyway! :D

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  34. Stephen Alexander — September 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

    A smoothie

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  35. SteffaVespa — September 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Sounds yummy! What about making it with plain yogurt instead of the vanilla? I don’t need the extra sugar.

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  36. Sarah Menanix — September 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I love love love strawberry and kale smoothies!

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  37. Deb — October 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Looove making smoothies. Lately we’ve been doing apple pies smoothies and creamscicle smoothies with avocado. Can’t wait to try this one. We’ll be having it for breakfast. Big yum!! Thanks so much for the recipe!:)

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  38. Annette — October 3, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I love to make frozen fruit drinks.

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  39. Star Kirby — October 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I love to make chocolate pb smoothies in my blender!

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  40. Sarah Menanix — October 6, 2013 at 3:15 am

    My favorite blender dish is to make super smooth and creamy soups – carrot soup, perhaps?

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  41. Steve Em — October 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Love the soups!

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  42. calmond — October 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I love mango smoothies! I *SO* want a Vitamix! I keep “eyeballing” them!

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  43. Joanne Hamelin — April 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I have been using my VitaMix Blender for aproximately 15 yrs. I will never be without it!!! It Truely is the best machine ever!
    I cant wait to try this recipe after Lent! I love smoothies and carrot cake! This will be a real treat! Tyfs!!!:-)

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  44. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — April 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks Joanne! Vitamixes truly are life changing! haha.

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