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.

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44 comments

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

  2. I love to make beer margaritas!

  3. 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.

  4. Delicious looking smoothie and great photos!

  5. 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!

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

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

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

  9. I’m obsessed with carrot cake so this I must try!
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  10. This looks delicious!! So far I’m trying to work with a Rocket blender for my smoothies 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. Blender = Smoothies!

  13. This smoothie sounds delicious!

  14. I like to use the blender to puree spinach for spinach pie.
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  15. I love to make strawberry banana smoothies. 🙂

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

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

  18. A strawberry-banana smoothie

  19. I love to make smoothies in my blender!

  20. 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!!

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

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

  23. I looooooove smoothies. Banana peach was my last creation 🙂

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

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

  26. Yum! soc excited for another smoothie recipe

  27. 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. : )

  28. Coffee frappecino/ice blended

  29. We have smoothies almost every morning–frozen blueberries, banana, dollop of coconut oil, splash of orange juice, a bit of chia seeds.
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  30. Any green smoothie to use up old greens!

  31. Carrot Sauce, super easy and great over chickpea burgers 🙂

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

  33. 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! 😀

  34. A smoothie

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

  36. I love love love strawberry and kale smoothies!

  37. 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!:)

  38. I love to make frozen fruit drinks.

  39. I love to make chocolate pb smoothies in my blender!

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

  41. Love the soups!

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

  43. 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!!!:-)

  44. Thanks Joanne! Vitamixes truly are life changing! haha.

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