Friday, April 29, 2011
Carrot Cake Smoothie
While I'm on the topic... another quick, easy and tasty recipe. This week I was unable to chew for a couple days, even soft stuff (ugh!), but I had a craving for carrot cake. What to do? Just throw "carrot cake stuff" in the Vitamix! I thought this idea would be rather unique, but after an internet search, turns out I'm not so original and there are recipes floating all over, healthy ones at that... I think it's even getting more attention lately. I took what I found online and whipped up something delicious! I was pleasantly surprised with its true carrot-cakey flavor, but, I'll tell ya, I still have a craving for the real thing, so thank goodness I can nearly chew normally again! Anyways, here it is:
1 banana (frozen or fresh is ok)
1 cup milk of choice (I used full-fat coconut milk, creamier!)
1 cup fresh carrots (I used baby carrots, all we had)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
dash nutmeg (or more if you love it)
dash salt (brings out sweetness)
1/2 to 1 cup of ice
optional: handful of walnuts or nuts of choice
optional: packet of stevia (banana and vanilla give good sweetness, so this all depends on your sweet tooth level, I did add one packet hehe)
Throw all that into the blender and enjoy!
In my second carrot cake smoothie of the week, I tried adding the walnuts and it definitely enhanced the overall taste! A must in my opinion :)
Just that bit of ingredients makes quite a bit, savor it!
So refreshing.... So, yea, good smoothie, but sort of a tease. Like I said, I'm ready for the real thing.