Carrot Cake Smoothie

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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?!

Two mason jar mugs filled with carrot cake smoothie with stainless steel straws.

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.

Ingredients to make carrot cake protein smoothie separated out on a table: carrot juice, protein powder, almond milk, cinnamon and sliced frozen banana.

Carrot Cake Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 100% carrot juice – I used Bolthouse Farms but if you can’t find any, I’m sharing two options below!
  • banana
  • almond milk  – I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk but feel free to use any milk of your choice.
  • vanilla protein powder
  • cinnamon
  • ice

Ingredients for a carrot cake protein smoothie in a blender before blending-- banana, carrot juice, protein powder and cinnamon

Blended carrot cake protein smoothie in a blender.

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.

Bird's eye photo of two mason jar mugs filled with carrot cake smoothie and topped with chopped walnuts.

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)

Two mason jar mugs full of carrot cake protein smoothies and topped with chopped walnuts and a banana slice on the rim.

Here Are More Smoothie Recipes You Might Enjoy:

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 Smoothie

5 from 43 votes
A delicious carrot smoothie packed with carrot juice, a frozen banana and protein powder. This combo tastes like liquid carrot cake!
Two mason jar mugs filled with carrot cake smoothie with stainless steel straws.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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

Serving: 1 Calories: 207kcal Carbohydrates: 34g Protein: 17g Fat: 2g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 19g
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot smoothie

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    111 comments
    1. Nik Jaaker
      July 14, 2021 AT 6:06 am

      5 stars
      It’s Amazing. I love this recipe. You made it great.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 14, 2021 AT 11:10 am

        So glad you enjoyed this smoothie! Thanks for the review, Nik. I really appreciate it!

    2. Joy
      June 28, 2021 AT 5:08 pm

      5 stars
      I was surprised that I liked this one as much as I did. I am trying to make as many of your smoothie recipes as I can, and I wasn’t really looking forward to this one. However it was quite good. One problem is that I don’t typically have carrot juice, but when I do I will make this again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 6:58 pm

        So glad you loved this smoothie, Joy!! Thanks for trying it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Ying Ern
      June 24, 2021 AT 10:06 pm

      5 stars
      Had a blast making this! Thumbs up from me.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 25, 2021 AT 11:10 am

        Yay!! That’s so wonderful, Ying. So glad you enjoyed this smoothie! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!!

    4. Taylor Byers
      June 23, 2021 AT 9:08 pm

      5 stars
      I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake, and now that I know a DELICIOUS smoothie recipe that incorporates all the flavors of a traditional cake into a protein packed snack, I will be making this all the time! This is such a nutrient rich smoothie and I highly recommend!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 24, 2021 AT 10:45 am

        Yay!! This makes me so happy to hear, Taylor! So glad you’ve been enjoying this smoothie. Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me!

    5. Tat
      June 19, 2021 AT 7:14 pm

      5 stars
      Thank you so much Brittany!!! I got carrot juice from Costco to make a soup that I didn’t like and I was wondering what I could do with all the other juice bottles. Then I thought of you and all your wonderful recipes… each and every single one I tried I loved and this one didn’t disappoint! Outstanding! I will have no problem at all finishing all the carrot juice! Thank you!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 21, 2021 AT 11:26 am

        Yay! I love hearing this, Tat! So glad this smoothie was a hit. Thanks for the review 🙂

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