The Best 10 Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipes
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The Best 10 Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipes

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Who can say no to a big fat slice of carrot cake loaded with white cream cheese frosting and a cute little orange frosting carrot on top?

You’d be surprised - there’s a better alternative!

Choose a carrot cake smoothie recipe and you can have the same delicious dessert in a cup that is actually healthy for you.

With ingredients like fresh carrot juice, creamy almond milk, your favorite carrot cake spices and other surprises, you can’t go wrong!

Following are my top 10 carrot cake smoothie recipes. Try at least one of them as soon as you can:​

Carrot Cake Protein Shake Recipe

Carrot Cake Protein Shake Recipe

Recipe and image via eatingbirdfood

This delicious smoothie has only 207 calories and packs 17 grams of protein! Any type of milk will work. The banana here adds amazing creaminess.

You can substitute vanilla greek yogurt for a vanilla taste protein powder and still get a delicious, high protein shake.​

Ingredients

  • ½ cup carrot juice (I used Bolthouse Farms)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Almond Breeze)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-5 cubes of ice

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a high powdered blender and blend until smooth.

Pro Tip

If you want a well chilled smoothie, don’t put ice in it - it will dilute the taste of the fruits and veggies.

Instead, freeze banana slices using the simple method here, then add them to your smoothie instead of ice. Your smoothie will be well chilled with a richer taste and texture.

* Many thanks to our reader Deborah for the tip!

Rabbit Food Smoothie - Banana Spinach Carrot Smoothie

Rabbit Food Smoothie - Banana Spinach Carrot Smoothie

With this recipe you can have your cake and eat it, too!

You get fruits, veggie juice, and protein packed into one scrumptious smoothie. Feel free to swap out the green with whatever you have on hand. The sweetness of the carrots and fruits even masks the bitterness of kale.

Cooking the carrots ahead of time may be necessary if you don’t have a high powered blender. Be sure not to overcook though as you may lose some of the nutrients.​

Serving: 1 Medium Cup​

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, medium sized
  • ⅓ frozen banana
  • ½ cup of spinach
  • ½ cup of kale
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • ½ scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cashew milk
  • ⅛ tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.

Instructions

Blend well, pour into a glass and enjoy!

Carrot Cake Breakfast Smoothies

Cinnamon Apple Carrot Cake Smoothie

Cinnamon Apple Carrot Cake Smoothie

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3. You’ll find them all in this healthy yet comfort food smoothie. The vitamin e, vitamin c, and beta-carotene are all great for your skin.

Garnish it with an extra sprinkle of ground cinnamon, a cinnamon stick, and some whole walnuts and you’ll have a drink that’s almost too pretty to eat!​

Serving: 1 Large Cup​

Ingredients

  • 4 oz carrot juice
  • 4 oz almond milk
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 3 tbsp walnuts
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of brown sugar (optional)

Instructions

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.

Oatmeal Carrot Cake Smoothie

Oatmeal Carrot Cake Smoothie

Take your oatmeal to go in this fast and easy smoothie. This smoothie is loaded with fiber and guaranteed to keep you full until lunch.

Some people prefer to cook their oatmeal before adding it to a smoothie. Personally, I just add a scoop right from the container and find that it contributes to the smoothie’s consistency quite nicely.

No kefir? No problem. Feel free to substitute organic cow’s milk or an unsweetened plant-based milk.​

Serving: 1 Large Cup​

Ingredients

  • 6 oz carrot juice (or blend the carrots if you have a strong blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix)
  • 2 oz kefir
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • A pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.

Instructions

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.

Tropical Carrot Cake Smoothie

Tropical Carrot Cake Smoothie

This delicious smoothie combines all the goodness of carrot cake with a little taste of tropics. Coconut and pineapple provide plenty of manganese and an all natural sweetness to this creamy smoothie.

Note that if you do not have a high powered blender, you may want to cook or juice the carrots first.​

Serving: 1 Large Glass

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen tropical fruit mix (pineapple, mango, papaya, etc)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp toasted coconut

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except toasted coconut in blender.
  2. Blend on high until carrot is liquified.
  3. Pour into a large glass and top with toasted coconut.
  4. Serve chilled.

Kids Carrot Smoothies

Bunny Blues Carrot Cake Smoothies

Bunny Blues Carrot Cake Smoothies

Kids won’t even realize they are getting two servings of veggies in this quick and easy smoothie. In addition, blueberries are a superfood - loaded with fiber and antioxidants!

Again, any milk can be substituted for kefir. Feel free to add in ½ scoop of protein powder for an extra protein boost.​

Serving: 1 Large Cup

Ingredients

  • 6 oz carrot juice
  • 2 oz kefir
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen spinach until well blended.

Instructions

Blend well, pour into a glass and enjoy!

Carrot Cake Milkshake

Carrot Cake Milkshake

Recipe and Image via indianhealthyrecipes

Nothing better than getting your veggies in the form of a milkshake!

Cut down on prep time for this drink by soaking your almonds overnight and so they are ready to go for a breakfast shake. Or you can prep the entire milkshake and chill the whole thing over night.

No need to cook the carrots. The boiling milk softens them enough to blend well. In my opinion, you can also cut back on the sugar. The carrots and milk contribute substantial sweetness.​

Serving: 1 Large Cup

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of thinly sliced carrots
  • 16 almonds
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 generous pinches of cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp. organic sugar or any sweetener (brown sugar goes well too)

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak almonds for at least 4 hours. Remove the skin and set aside.
  2. Bring milk to a boil and add sugar.
  3. Simmer the milk for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add sliced carrots, almonds and cardamom powder. Switch off the stove.
  5. Keep the pan covered and set aside to cool. It can be refrigerated as well.
  6. Blend almonds, carrots and half of the milk to smooth puree. Then add the rest of the milk and blend once more.
  7. Serve carrot milkshake chilled or at room temperature.

Kids Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Kids Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Recipe and Image via l-o-r-e

This smoothie is great for boosting immunity since it is packed with vitamin a and vitamin c. In addition, both the yogurt and almond milk add a calcium boost that growing kids need.

Serving: 1 Large Cup

Ingredients

  • Carrots - 3 big, whole, chunky ones.
  • Mango - 1, peeled and then sliced off the pit
  • Yogurt - ¼ cup, Greek or whole milk
  • Honey - 1tsp, generous
  • Almond milk (or other) - about 2/3 cups
  • Ice cubes - a few or a small handful

Instructions

  1. Put the carrots through a juicer.
  2. Add the carrot juice, mango, yogurt, honey, almond milk, and ice cubes to a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothies

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Almond Milk

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Almond Milk

Recipe and image via tasty-yummies

Dates, cashews, hemp seeds, and ginger. This smoothie requires a bit of prep work and some out of the ordinary ingredients, but is completely worth the extra effort.

Homemade almond milk is definitely ideal but store bought will do the trick, too.

My favorite part about this smoothie is that it contains no added sugar. All of the sweetness comes from the carrots and fruit.​

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and then grated (if you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, you could probably just roughly chop them)
  • 1 organic banana, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups homemade almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • ¼ cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked for two hours (or 1/4 cup homemade cashew nut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw shelled hemp seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Top with a little cinnamon and a pinch of grated carrots. Enjoy immediately.

Optional – instead of the hemp seeds, for additional nutritional support, you could also opt for a scoop of Vega Plant-Based Protein Powder, either the Vanilla Chai or straight Vanilla would be great.

Chai My Carrot Cake Protein Shake

Chai My Carrot Cake Protein Shake

This smoothie uses Vega Vanilla Chai protein powder which packs in 20 grams of protein plus vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics. You can use any other protein powder you like.

Replace your morning chai tea latte with this smoothie and will you get considerably more nutrients and satiety to start your day.​

Serving: 1 Medium Cup

Ingredients

  • ½ cup carrot juice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup cashew milk
  • 1 scoop Vega Vanilla Chai protein powder
  • ½ cup of ice
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

Instructions

Blend well, pour into a glass and savor!

Conclusion

These recipes allow you to enjoy the flavors of carrot cake at any time of the day.

They will cure your sweet tooth without the refined sugars and regret that can come from indulging in carrot cake.

I would love to hear about other ways you satisfy your sweet tooth with a nutritious smoothie in the comment section below. Thanks for reading and enjoy your smoothies!​

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  • Mike says:

    Wow, these sound like an awesome way to get a sweet hit that’s actually healthy.

    My usual choice has been something like vanilla but I think some of these recipes are quickly going to become my new favorites when my willpower starts to wane!

    • Jennifer Pelegreen says:

      Hi Mike, if you’re a big fan of carrot cake I’m pretty sure you’re going to absolutely love these smoothies!

      Love to get your thoughts once you’ve tried some of them!

  • Peter says:

    I love carrot cake and have really missed swapping it for things like smoothies. How awesome to know I can have the best of both worlds! Definitely want to try some of these pretty soon!

    • Jennifer Pelegreen says:

      Thanks for your comment, Peter! It definitely sounds much naughtier than it is, right?

      Love to hear how you get on with the ones you try! Hope you enjoy them 🙂

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