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Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie
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This Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie contains 3 of your 5-a-day, while tasting like carrot cake! It is dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and contains only naturally-occurring sugars, from the banana! Perfect for breakfast!

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

When I woke up this morning, I decided to make a fruit smoothie – I would add pears, grapes, blueberries, banana, apple, then whizz it in the blender with some water. So, I trotted down the stairs, walked into the kitchen, opened the fridge and –

The packet of blueberries had gone. Remembering that I had used them up when I made this blueberry lemon pound cake the other day, I instead looked for the grapes. But my sister had eaten the remaining grapes yesterday!

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

Walking over to the other side of the kitchen, I peered at the fruit bowl and saw that there were no apples, no pears – just one lonely speckled banana.😒

Apparently the fridge needed re-stocking.

I resorted to: a carrot, half an avocado (the rest had gone a bit brown😑), a banana, a dash of orange juice, and some almond milk.

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

After blending it, I tasted the smoothie. Despite it not containing ANY added sugar, I thought it tasted a lot like carrot cake! Adding a teaspoon of cinnamon, I re-blended it, and this time it tasted just like carrot cake!

It was perfectly sweet enough for me, but you could always add a little maple syrup, a pinch of salt and even a tablespoon of cream cheese!

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

I topped it up with a little more milk at the end, but if you prefer a thick smoothie you can use less milk, or use more for a thinner smoothie.

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

I even had this for breakfast, with a ham and cheese omelet!

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

For a deliciously healthy smoothie that contains no added sugar, yet tastes just like a slice of carrot cake, go ahead and make this Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie in under 5 minutes!

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Serving Size: 1 person

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

This Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie contains 3 of your 5-a-day, while tasting like carrot cake! It is dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and contains only naturally-occurring sugars, from the banana! Perfect for breakfast!

Ingredients

  • •1 carrot (medium-sized)
  • •1/2 an avocado
  • •1 banana
  • •300 ml - 500 ml milk*
  • •1 tsp cinnamon
  • •(optional) 50 ml orange juice (adds more flavour)
  • •(optional) 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • •(optional) pinch salt
  • •(optional) 1 tbsp cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Peel the carrot and chop the ends off. Scoop the flesh out of the half avocado, peel the banana, and place all three into a blender.
  2. Add the milk, cinnamon, and optional ingredients if using.
  3. Blend until smooth, transfer to a large glass if you wish, top with cinnamon and enjoy!

Notes

*You can use a dairy-free milk, such as almond milk. Use less for a thicker smoothie, and more for a thinner smoothie.

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    needtogetfit

    August 27, 2016

    This looks good. Great way to get 3 of your 5-a-day too

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