Monday, April 23, 2012

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Look! I made a smoothie that isn't green!  It does still have vegetables in it, however, so you can count it as healthy.

As I've mentioned before, carrot cake is my favorite cake.  I've taken to buying bags of baby carrots for us to snack on throughout the week, and at one point we had three bags (two opened, how does that happen...) in the fridge.  This was the perfect use for a couple carrots.

Carrot Cake Smoothie
Based on Oh She Glows

1 banana (frozen works best, but fresh is fine)
1/2-1 cup almond milk (any milk will do)
1 carrot, grated (or 4 baby carrots)
A few shakes of Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg
A few drops Vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon chia seeds
1 Tablespoon flaked coconut
Ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blend and run until smooth.

If you have a fancy, high speed blender like the Vitamix, you could put the carrots in in chunks, but for a regular blender I would recommend grating first.

At some point I'll to try adding spinach for extra nutrition, but I'm a little nervous about the color combo of green and orange.  Brown smoothie?


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