Carrot Cake Smoothie
Published Mar 20, 2021, Updated Mar 22, 2023
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A delicious carrot cake smoothie with carrot juice, a frozen banana and protein powder. This combo tastes like liquid carrot cake!
If you do a quick search for “carrot cake” on my blog, you’ll see that I am a full blown carrot cake lover! I’ve made carrot cake baked oatmeal, carrot cake bars, carrot cake breakfast cookies and more… I’ve been on a serious smoothie kick lately so set out to create a carrot cake smoothie because who doesn’t want to eat carrot cake in all forms?!
When I stumbled across 100% carrot juice in the store, I knew it would be the perfect base for my carrot cake smoothie. If you’ve never tried carrot juice, don’t let that scare or intimidate you! The juice has a hint of earthiness, but it’s quite sweet and paired with a few other simple ingredients, it tastes delicious in smoothies.
Carrot Cake Smoothie Ingredients:
- 100% carrot juice – I used Bolthouse Farms but if you can’t find any, I’m sharing two options below!
- almond milk – I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk but feel free to use any milk of your choice.
- vanilla protein powder
What If You Don’t Have Carrot Juice?
If you don’t have carrot juice on hand or can’t find it in your local store, you can still make this smoothie. If you have a juicer you can make your own fresh carrot juice, which is so delicious. I love my Hurom slow juicer for this! Another option is to use a high speed blender (like a Vitamix) to process the carrots. That said if you choose to use your blender, the carrots will turn into a puree rather than juice. Your smoothie will be quite thick and you’ll likely need more milk to thin it out.
Carrot Smoothie Health Benefits
Have your (carrot) cake and eat it too! This smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients. Let’s walk through them!
Carrots – Besides being delicious, carrots are packed with amazing nutrients as well! They’re high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K and potassium. They have shown to help with heart and eye health as well as digestion. (Source)
Banana – Bananas are another top health food – packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants. They have also shown to help with heart health. (Source)
Almond milk – Almond milk is low in calories, naturally high in vitamin E and is often fortified with calcium and vitamin D. It is not a great source of protein which is why I like to add protein powder to my smoothies to make them a complete meal or snack. (Source)
Protein powder – Every protein powder is different but here is a round of my favorites! Adding protein powder to a smoothie helps to keep you full and satisfied for hours.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is basically the OG superfood. It’s loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to improve blood sugar issues and to reduce heart disease risk factors. (Source)
Here Are More Smoothie Recipes You Might Enjoy
- Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
- Orange Banana Smoothie
- Banana Almond Butter Smoothie
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Green Protein Smoothie
- Butterfinger Smoothie
More Carrot Cake Inspired Recipes
- Oatmeal Carrot Cake
- Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Healthy Carrot Cake Bars
- Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
- Healthy Carrot Muffins
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Be sure to check out all the smoothie recipes here on EBF.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
- 1/2 cup carrot juice, I used Bolthouse Farms 100% carrot juice*
- 1 frozen banana, in chunks
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, any non-dairy milk works
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4-5 cubes of ice
- Blend: Place all ingredients into a high powdered blender and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add an additional splash of milk or carrot juice.
- Carrot juice: I used store-bought carrot juice in the recipe, but feel free to make your own fresh carrot juice as well. See my notes above.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Pretty good and pretty easy to make. Was better then I expected and would for sure make it again. I personally will add more cinnamon next time. 🙂 Thanks for your recipes Brittany!
I am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe, Robin! Thank you so much for coming back to share your review & star rating, I really appreciate it.
To make my breakfasts more interesting, I tried to have a different smoothie for breakfast every day for 14 days. Every smoothie I tried was from your website and I highly recommend because it was so fun; but my favorite smoothie was this carrot cake one! It’s so good!
Ahh this is such a great idea, Ruby. Sounds delicious and a great way to keep breakfast smoothies super exciting. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!
Yum!! I’ve been curious about carrot juice and so glad I tried! I doubled the cinnamon and used hemp seeds instead of protein powder. Definitely adding this to my normal rotation.
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