Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

A delicious carrot smoothie packed with carrot juice, a frozen banana and protein powder. This combo tastes like liquid carrot cake!

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.

A carrot juice smoothie in a tall clear glass with a stainless steel straw beside it.

Back in December I teamed up with Bolthouse Farms 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. 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 smoothie that tastes like carrot cake is one of them.

If you don’t have carrot juice on hand, you can still make this smoothie. One option is to break out your juicer and make some fresh carrot juice and the other option is to toss raw, peeled carrots into the blender. The second option will only work if you have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix and your smoothie might taste a little pulpy but it will still be delicious!

Carrot smoothie in a glass with oranges in the background.

If you make this carrot smoothie please be sure to leave a comment and star rating down below letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers. 


Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie


A delicious carrot smoothie packed with carrot juice, a frozen banana and protein powder. This combo tastes like liquid carrot cake!


  • 1/2 cup carrot juice (I used Bolthouse Farms)*
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Almond Breeze)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 45 cubes of ice


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


  • 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!
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 207
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 17g

Keywords: carrot smoothie

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  1. Just made this a few moments ago using froz. banana + pear. Cut back powder to 1/4 scoop & added 2 Tbsp.buffalo yogurt. Also added in my vitamin drops. omegas, etc. Soooo delicious and definitely a keeper. Back to my smoothie now 😊

  2. 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.

    • 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

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