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
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 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
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.
If you want to know more about the amazing benefits of cinnamon, here is an article for you! 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon, The Most Loved Autumnal Spice!
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.
Carrot Cake SmoothieYum
- 1 Blender
- Put all the ingredients into the blender.
- Blend it until becomes smooth.
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