Mar 272018
 

This delicious carrot cake smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. And take my word for it, the Coconut Whipped Cream makes it!

I love starting my day with a delicious smoothie. I am not a big fan of eating first thing in the morning, so smoothies give me the energy boost I need to get my day going, but don’t leave me feeling overly full.  The thing is, this carrot cake smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. The natural sweetness of the orange and carrots are balanced by a couple of complementary spices – and the homemade coconut whipped cream serves as the perfect finishing touch.

This smoothie is ready in just 10 minutes and makes 2 servings (so you can have seconds!!).

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream

This delicious carrot cake smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. And take my word for it, the Coconut Whipped Cream makes it!

Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients:
1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk, chilled
1-2 T. maple syrup (optional)
1 t. orange zest (optional)

Smoothie Ingredients:
1 c. coconut milk
1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen
2 large stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 large orange, peeled
4 large carrots, roughly chopped
¾ t. cinnamon
¾ t. ground allspice
½ t. ground nutmeg
4-6 ice cubes
Cinnamon to garnish (optional)

This delicious carrot cake smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. And take my word for it, the Coconut Whipped Cream makes it!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Chill coconut milk in refrigerator for several hours or overnight. To prepare, remove can from refrigerator without shaking or turning and remove lid. Scoop out the solidified “cream” from the top of the can and transfer to a mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid coconut milk to use in smoothie.
  2. Add maple syrup and orange zest, if desired, to mixing bowl and blend until light and airy. Allow coconut cream to warm up slightly before blending if lumps persist. Cover and place bowl in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Add the coconut milk and frozen banana to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, around 30 seconds.
  4. Add celery, orange, carrots, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until completely combined and creamy, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  5. Pour into glasses and top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or finely chopped walnuts, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

This delicious carrot cake smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. And take my word for it, the Coconut Whipped Cream makes it!

Hope you love this Carrot Cake Smoothie as much as I do.  Take my word for it, the Coconut Whipped Cream makes it!

  29 Responses to “Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream”

  1. I love carrots, but I don’t think I’ve ever had them in smoothie form before. This looks amazing and so healthy too. I must give it a try 🙂

  2. I love carrot juice, Robin. And the coconut whipped cream will be a nice addition

  3. We really like carrot cake and smoothies but have never had the two together. Sounds interesting and good. Will have to give it a go.

  4. This smoothie looks like it’s packed with flavor! I also am loving the color of it – so bright and so vivid, totally looks delicious!

  5. I love smoothie because it’s a good way of eating our vegetables and fruits. The Carrot Cake smoothie looks both tasty and healthy and would be a great thirst quencher.

  6. That sounds so good! I can’t get enough of carrot cake, so I’ll absolutely be making this.

  7. I’ve never seen a carrot cake smoothie before but it sounds flavorful. My Mom love smoothies and I bet she’d enjoy trying it.

  8. Hmmmm, that something different. I am curious of how a carrot cake would taste like in a SMOOTHIE.

  9. This is my kind of smoothie! I am a HUGE fan of carrot cake, so I’ll have to make this. My daughter would probably enjoy it as well.

  10. Oh how interesting. I wouldn’t ever think to make a smoothie with these flavours. I bet it tastes phenomenal though!

  11. I love starting my day with a smoothie too. This looks so delicious, I can’t wait to make it. My husband loves them also, glad it serves two.

  12. I love to make smoothies and my kids love to drink them. I have never made a carrot cake smoothie but really want to give it a try. It sounds so good!

  13. I enjoy a good smoothie to start my day. This one looks absolutely scrumptious. It’s like dessert for breakfast.

  14. Not at all what I thought this would be when I saw the name of it. There is actually good for you things in it! Sounds delicious!

  15. Interesting combination. Our smoothie maker gets a workout as we are constantly enjoying smoothies. It’s amazing the combinations we come up with. I confess I’ve been added carrots to our smoothies though. Carrot juice yes… carrots, no.

  16. Wow, now THIS is my kind of smoothie. I’ve never had anything like this. I’m sure my carrot cake loving husband will be all over this!

  17. This looks so yummy and refreshing! Love the flavor combo. I’m sure this would be a huge hit in our household.

  18. What an interesting combo. Im sure carrot lover would enjoy this

  19. This healthy carrot cake smoothie sounds delicious. I am going to have to try this recipe. I haven’t even tried coconut milk yet and its on my list. The whipped cream makes everything better and its healtht too. Win win in my book. 🙂

  20. I love carrot cake so this smoothie is the great cousin of the cake. I am like you and like to eat later in the day so this would be perfect for me and the kids in the morning.

  21. I could see myself enjoying one of these along with one of those sliders and chips! Would be a great combination for sure!

  22. You totally had me at coconut! This smoothie couldn’t be any more perfect, especially for the change in season.

  23. Delicious sounding! I am always collecting this little gems of recipes – thanks for the contribution!

  24. I would have never thought about a carrot smoothie but it sounds amazing! I’m going to have to make this soon.

  25. The carrot cake smoothie looks really enticing.. I think the combination with coconut whipped cream must be irresistible. Definitely a great way to start the day.

  26. I am totally going to make this as soon as possible. I am on a smoothie kick right now and the coconut whipped cream sounds to die for.

  27. That coconut whipped cream sounds absolutely amazing! I am going to have to make it to try with this smoothie and even just for pie!

  28. Love the idea! I love coconut whipped cream, add tropical flavor and i think it’s healthier than conventional whipped cream.

  29. Ohh, I must confess, this is my first time to read about this smoothie. I want to try and yes, I am curious on how it taste like. Hopefully I can make probably after the Lenten season.