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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recipe: Carrot Cake Smoothie

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe - low fat, gluten free, vegan, sugar free, paleo

Winter is coming, but I'm holding onto every last bit of warm weather. Why? Because to me, winter is a cruel form of torture. It doesn't even get cold in Australia compared to the rest of the world but I'm still a total wuss :P 

So how does one hold onto summer? By spending as much time outside as possible, by drinking smoothies as snacks and eating salads with dinner, by devouring homemade popsicles and ice-cream sundaes and wearing shorts and skirts and sleeveless tops as often as possible. 

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe - low fat, gluten free, vegan, sugar free, paleo

With Easter fast approaching, I thought it was the perfect time to share one of our favourite smoothies with you. This Carrot Cake Smoothie recipe is so simple but so delicious and packed with nutrients. 

I know what you're thinking, how can a smoothie taste like carrot cake? Kristy, you've totally lost your marbles.... 

And you'd probably be right, except,  I spent months perfecting the right combination of ingredients for this smoothie to give you a smoothie which really does have that carrot cake flavour. I'm a perfectionist and I was so excited when I finally decided on the perfect mix. 

So let me share this recipe with you! >> 


Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe - low fat, gluten free, vegan, sugar free, paleo

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe serves 1, easily multiplied
low fat, gluten free, vegan, sugar free, clean eating friendly, paleo

1 fresh medjool date 
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped into chunks* 
1 small ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
1- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or milk of your choice*
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon 
Optional: Add in some walnuts for a bit of extra carrot cake flavour!
  • Add your date and carrot to your blender, pulsing until coarsely chopped.
  • Add in all of your other ingredients and 1 cup of your milk, blending until smooth and combined and adding additional milk if desired. 
  • Serve immediately! 
Notes:
*If you don't have a high powered blender, you may want to use grated carrot to ensure you don't end up with big chunks of carrot in your smoothie. 
**Add as much or as little milk as desired to reach your desired consistency!

But tell me, summer or winter - what's your favourite?
And what kind of foods are totally "summer" to you?


4 comments:

  1. I will always associate carrot cake with Easter and spring! One of the first things I baked gluten-free was a carrot cake for Easter!

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  2. You and me both, girl! It's totally an Easter dessert - carrots, bunnies - it works! ;)

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