Friday, July 27, 2012

GF Carrot Cake Smoothie (with a Dairy Free Twist)

Did someone say "Carrot Cake" and "Smoothie" in the same recipe title? I'm all in. What's not to love about that? Go here to see the recipe.  I would use hemp or coconut milk instead of regular milk. I would omit the almonds and add avocado or just leave it since coconut and hemp milk will add creaminess.
I would use hemp or coconut milk. Instead of almonds I would use some avocado and ice (or coconut butter). 

Carrot Cake Smoothie for Breakfast 2.0
2 c carrots, lightly steamed
1 c unsweetened milk  *see note for milkshake version 
1 frozen banana
1 Date
1 t scant cinnamon powder
1 t vanilla extract
2 T almond butter
pinch of baking soda (somehow makes it more cakey)

Really it's the first three ingredients that make the smoothie. Feel free to omit some of the other ingredients or you could add coconut butter or even butter extract. For a delicious milkshake version (and higher in healthy fats), use canned coconut milk. This would be so delicious as an ice cream!

Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!


  1. that sounds so delicious! i make a very similar carrot cake ice cream with steamed carrots. Believe it or not, i'm eating it right now!!! haha THanks for sharing!

    1. I love that idea. Low guilt ice cream. ;0). What dairy sub do you use?