Orange smoothie served in a jar with two straws, and some carrots and oranges on the side

Carrot Cake Smoothie – Creamy and Healthy

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Also note: While I am a certified nutrition coach, I am not a medical doctor. Information here is not intended to be a replacement for the advice you should seek from your doctor.

This healthy and delicious Carrot Cake Smoothie is Pegan-diet compliant, super creamy, and packed with proteins. This smoothie is also great to support weight loss and improve your daily nutrition!

This amazing recipe is fully plant-based, and can be easily made paleo – just swap the tofu with some dairy-free protein powder. I love consuming it as an on-the-go snack, but it is also great as a post-workout meal or breakfast!

Carrot Cake Smoothie: How to make it creamy and thick

One thing I particularly love about this smoothie is its creaminess! Unlike some other popular smoothie recipes, I managed to achieve this consistency without the use of bananas! As a matter of fact, not everyone likes their taste or even their texture.

In order to make it thicker and smoother, I choose to use tofu, a great plant-based source of protein, renowned for being a very versatile ingredient. Then, I opted for the flax seeds, a great thickening ingredient, that are often used in vegan dishes as an egg replacement.

As a final touch, the almond milk: creamy and delicious, it is the perfect ingredient to add natural sweetness to the smoothie and recreate the traditional carrot cake flavor!

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Ingredient Selection Tips

Cinnamon

You can buy two different types of cinnamon: Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon. One very important distinction between them is the presence of coumarin. If you are looking for a sweeter and more delicate flavor, Ceylon cinnamon would be a perfect choice, as the concentration of coumarin is lower. On the contrary, Cassia cinnamon has a higher concentration of coumarin, and therefore a more strong and pronounced taste.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup should have a nice natural color, close to the shade of amber. The syrup should not contain any artificial color or corn-based syrup. The best type for cooking is A-grade syrup, as it has a lighter taste.

Noteworthy Health Benefits

Cinnamon

This superfood spice has great medicinal properties: it is loaded with antioxidants and has great anti-inflammatory properties. For instance, it can help lower the risk of heart disease, improve insulin sensitivity and decrease blood sugar levels. It is also beneficial in case of bacterial and fungal infections.

Maple syrup

Maple syrup is a great source of vitamin B2 – or riboflavin -, which is responsible for promoting eyes, skin, and nervous system health. In addition, maple syrup is considered to be healthier and more nutritious than sugar, as it contains calcium, zinc, potassium, and iron. However, it is also high in sugars. Therefore, consume it in moderation, as with all sweeteners.

Orange smoothie served in a jar with two straws, and some carrots and oranges on the side

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Yum Caitlin Havener
This healthy and delicious Carrot Cake Smoothie is Pegan-diet compliant, super creamy, and packed with proteins. This smoothie is also great to help support weight loss and to improve your daily nutrition!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 395 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients into the blender.
  • Blend it until becomes smooth.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 19gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 192mgPotassium: 1029mgFiber: 17gSugar: 33g
Keyword carrot cake smoothie, healthy breakfast, healthy snack, light breakfast, pegan diet, Smoothie, WFPB
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