Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

I’m not sure today is the best day to post a smoothie recipe, given the low temps the US is enjoying (it’s 9° here!), but I’m on a smoothie kick so it’s happening.

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Back in December, I teamed up with Bolthouse Farms for a Twitter chat on healthy eating and they sent me some of their products to try out. Isaac and I throughly enjoyed the eggnog — we made holiday drinks by spiking it with rum from our honeymoon and I also tried out these Eggnog Overnight Oats from Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers. I love overnight oats and the eggnog made them so creamy and delicious. In addition to the Bolthouse holiday flavors, I received their 100% carrot juice. I immediately thought it would be perfect to make smoothies with and started dreaming of different concoctions and this Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie is one of them.

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

I’m sure many of you, like me, are back on track with healthy eating goals this January. If so, this smoothie is a great fit — perfect to sip on after a workout or for breakfast. And although it has the carrot cake flavor, it’s way healthier than cake. 🙂 Enjoy!

4.9 from 7 reviews
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
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I used bottled carrot juice in the recipe but feel free to make your own fresh carrot juice as well. I'm sure it would taste amazing!
Cuisine: smoothie, drink, breakfast, snack
Serves: 1
  • 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
  1. Place all ingredients into a high powdered blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 207 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 34 Sugar: 19 Fiber: 5 Protein: 17

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

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  1. That sounds AH MAZE ING! Definitely a must try for us. Thanks for this!

  2. The carrot cake smoothie sounds great. I recently had creamy carrot soup (something I had never heard of before) and surprisingly it was good. I think carrot flavored foods often get over looked!

  3. This looks delicious – I may have to wait till it warms up though to try it. I am not a smoothie-in-the-winter type of gal. 🙂

  4. This looks delicious! I love carrot cake!

  5. Yum this looks delicious! I am in the mood for a smoothie today even if it is -30 outside!

  6. What a beautiful smoothie!! I must admit that a carrot cake smoothie doesn’t sound all that appealing to me… but, I’ll try almost anything once! It’s just so pretty…. and it will give me an excuse to break out my carrots and juicer for fresh juice!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, totally going to “pin” it and try it out!

  7. I absolutely love carrot cake, and this recipe looks delicious. I guess I don’t really need the cream cheese frosting anyway.

  8. Oh MY! This smoothie looks so gorgeous and is bursting with flavours! Wonderful!!

  9. This is the best looking smoothie I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve been on a green smoothie kick but I think it’s time to switch it up.

  10. This looks soo yummy and indulgent! Can’t wait to try it. Love the color during this time of year – so cheery 🙂

  11. This looks incredible, and what a great way to curb carrot cake cravings. (alliteration not actually intended there) – what a unique recipe, thanks for posting this!

  12. I LOVE your smoothies! I always look forward to them! Carrot Cake is a PERFECT idea!

  13. i love it. this sounds great!

  14. Yum! With this fun, bright smoothie for breakfast, there’s no way you could have a bad day! Plus, who can turn down a healthy smoothie that tastes like yummy carrot cake? Not me!

  15. I am always into smoothies, regardless of the weather! This looks really refreshing 🙂

  16. What a beautiful color for a smoothie! Truly gorgeous!

  17. I found this recipe on Pinterest and just so happen to have everything on hand. (Except the protein powder) I added a little vanilla extract and nutmeg too. It is sooo yummy!! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  18. Just made this!!! I love it!!!

  19. This sounds great, really rich tasting. A worthwhile cold drink on a cold day!

  20. Just made this after my morning run. Delicious and creamy! I love to have a protein shake after exercising and this is a great change from the fruit or chocolate ones I usually make. Thanks for the great protein smoothie!

  21. Who cares what the temp is?! Bring on the smoothies! Carrot cake in a glass. What a treat!

  22. Besides this sounding delicious, I absolutely LOVE these pictures! You make carrots look good 😉

  23. edith schnupp says:

    I am sorry for asking, but I have never seen carrot juice. Could I somehow just use carrots for this? does anyone have help for me? will be grateful. Many thanks.

    • Hi Edith —

      If you have a high-powered blender you could easily use carrots instead of carrot juice. Or alternatively, if you have a juicer, you could juice regular carrots and make your own juice to use in the smoothie! Hope this helps.

  24. I’m kind of new to the game. Is there any way we can use carrots instead of carrot juice for this? This sounds so yummy and I never seem to have any juice on hand but I always have carrots especially baby carrots. Thanks for the help.

  25. Where are the nutritional values of these smoothie?I would like to know how many calories,fat Protein and carbs I am consuming.

    • Hi Brian. Thanks for your comment. I used to calculate the nutritional info. Here are the stats (I used Sun Warrior Classic vanilla brown rice protein powder): Calories: 248 / Carbs: 42 grams / Fat: 2 grams / Protein: 18 grams / Sugar: 23 grams

  26. Elizabeth Litwin says:

    Just made this delicious smoothie. I had all the ingredients except for the carrot juice; not to hinder me in any way, I just made my own using my Vita-Mix, then proceeded to follow the instructions. I will definitely add this to my smoothie recipes on file. It would be interesting to know the nutritional values if that would be at all possible.

    • Hi Elizabeth. Thank you for making the smoothie. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

      I used to calculate the nutritional info. Here are the stats (I used Sun Warrior Classic vanilla brown rice protein powder): Calories: 248 / Carbs: 42 grams / Fat: 2 grams / Protein: 18 grams / Sugar: 23 grams

  27. Thank you for share.I like eat carrot very must.carrot make a healthy.

  28. This is a good carrot soup recipe. I use olive oil instead of butter:

  29. Yum, this looks SO good right now. Probably because it’s not sub-zero here in SF 🙂

  30. Just had my carrot, banana, almond milk smoothie I added a little bit of coconut oil
    delicious!!! Thank you for this recipe.

  31. I’ve been making this smoothie for the past couple of weeks… today I accidentally switched the measurements for the carrot juice and milk…. mmmmm very very good, i definitely recommend 3/4 carrot juice and 1/2 milk, add in a little bit of allspice with the cinnamon, yum yum! 🙂 thank you for posting this recipe 🙂

  32. Why have the protein powder? I’m not trying to be a smartA** . I just don’t understand why a person wouldn’t get their protein from some other food?

    Thank you.

  33. Wow, I was just looking up smoothies and I read this. I work at Bolthouse Farms I can buy the stuff by the cases! I am going to try this! Thank you for sharing!

  34. This sounds divine, look yummy yummy will be making this for sure.

  35. I stumbled upon this recipe last weekend and love carrot cake but had never used carrot juice in a smoothie. It is DIVINE! It is a perfect breakfast food and so very filling. I use the unsweetened almond milk/coconut blend and it really makes me thing I’m drinking a piece of my favorite cake. Thanks!

  36. I added pecans and it was so delicious! I will definitely be adding this to my repertoire of smoothie recipes!

  37. Annette says:

    Wow! This was so yummy. I’ve never really like carrot juice but thought I’d give it a try and this was very good. Didn’t have protein powder so I added a tablespoon of plain yogurt instead.

  38. I just made this smoothie and I absolutely love, love, love it! I made my own carrot juice, left out the protein powder and added a leaf of kale. You would never know there was kale in this decadent smoothie. It really did taste like a carrot cake. My 23 month old son loved it too! Thank you for the recipe.

    • Hooray! Thank you so much for coming back to comment and let me know that you liked it! Love the addition of kale. 🙂

    • Thanks for the specific post.

      What i do in the mornings is that i take carrots , spinach , beetroot (not much), one orange, one apple, a little Ginger and a lil mint and take out the juice out of them. This gives me 2 beer- mugs of juice. In one of them i add 1 scoop of Protein Powder. And i have 3 Egg Whites with it. Is it ok for someone who wants to build muscle?

  39. I have a banana allergy. I’m thinking of adding avocado instead, do you have any suggestions to replace the banana?

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