With Easter next weekend, I've been craving carrot cake lately! The only problem is I'm the only one in my family that likes it and I didn't want to make a whole carrot cake for myself. Major self control issue with sweets here! Plus, it's already over 90 degrees here in AZ. That alone was enough to turn down making a cake this week. Anyway, I wanted to make a healthy smoothie that would hopefully get rid of my craving and sure enough I did! I played around in the kitchen this weekend with my Vitamix and came up with a healthy carrot cake smoothie that is seriously LIFE CHANGING! It's creamy with a subtle hint of carrots and a punch of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla give it that authentic carrot cake taste...
To make this you will need:
- 2 Frozen Bananas
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Carrot Juice
- 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
- 1/4 Cup Raisins
- Sweetened Coconut Flakes and Chopped Walnuts (Optional)
Put all ingredients (except coconut and walnuts) into a high power blender and blend until it's a smooth consistency. Taste test to make sure it's sweet enough for you. If not, add a few packets of stevia or some sugar :) Pour into two glasses and add chopped walnuts and coconut to garnish. Add a fun straw and get ready to taste a little piece of carrot cake heaven without the guilt!
Hope you enjoy this healthy alternative to carrot cake!!
I have a feeling I'll be drinking these all week long!