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.

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4.75 from 54 votes

Carrot Cake Smoothie

A delicious carrot smoothie packed with carrot juice, a frozen banana and protein powder. This combo tastes like liquid carrot cake!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients  

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot smoothie
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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122 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    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!

    1. 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.

  2. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 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!

  3. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Ohh good note about the salt! So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Alice. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  4. This is the perfect combo I have been looking for!! What is the point of making a protein smoothie if you’re just going to add a Boat ton of sugar and unhealthy fat to it just to make it taste decent. This recipe though!!!! So delicious and such a perfect combo together!
    Note: I used lactose free regular milk & and unfrozen but very ripe banana (my blender is not that powerful)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

    1. YUM! Sounds so delicious, Andrea. Glad you found this recipe and it turned out delicious for you. Thanks of your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  5. question: To keep dairy free, what dairy free protein powder do you use?? I’m now having ti go dairy free, along with my already gluten free, which is a struggle but it’s OK.

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