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Carrot Cake Smoothie

What’s better than a big slice of carrot cake? A Carrot Cake Smoothie with the same flavor but with a boost of leafy green goodness.
Carrot Cake Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com #vegan #glutenfree #greensmoothies

Here at SGS we like taking our favorite desserts and sweet treats and turning them into a healthier green smoothie. Case in point, this Carrot Cake Smoothie.

The thing that makes carrot cake so yummy is that blend of sweet carrots, spices (especially ginger and cinnamon), and creamy frosting. Well, this carrot cake smoothie does not contain creamy frosting. But it does include almond milk. Almost the same, right? 😉

For me carrot cake isn’t carrot cake without pineapple. Mmm! Carrots and pineapple are a match made in cake heaven.

Why You Should Blend With Ginger

Ginger is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods. The spicy, warm flavor touches just about every cuisine around the world. It makes everything better, including a warm mug our famous Morning Tonic first thing in the morning.

Ginger is a time tested natural remedy for boosting the immune system to combat everything from colds to stomach aches and nausea, to acting as a natural pain reliever and digestive aid to help relieve gas, and indigestion. There is even some evidence that ginger can help relieve menstrual pain. Ginger helps improve blood circulation and keeps blood sugar levels in check. You can also receive a natural boost of energy from ginger.

The beauty of ginger is that it can be used fresh or dried, juiced, or as an oil and you’ll still reap all of the benefits. And it’s easy to blend in your smoothie!

Carrot Cake Smoothie vs. Carrot Cake

I’m not going to tell you that you have to swap the “cake” for a nutrient-packed smoothie. Of course there is room for a big slice of carrot cake! But I also like to look at my daily meals as a chance to pack in as much plant-based nutrients as I can. If my green smoothie happens to taste like carrot or red velvet cake, so bet it.

See more of our dessert-inspired green smoothie recipe by clicking here.

Carrot Cake Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com #vegan #glutenfree #greensmoothies

Carrot Cake Smoothie

  • Author: Jen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks, Beverages
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy


Swap the “cake” for a nutrient-packed Carrot Cake Smoothie! The fresh ginger aids in inflammation, which will happen on a long run or a day of intervals. So gulp this one down and let it do its work!



  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/4” fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 banana


  1. Blend spinach and almond milk together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.


  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
  • Can chop and steam carrots to make them easier to blend, or leave them raw.

Keywords: carrot cake smoothie, carrot smoothie, green smoothie

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  1. Cecily

    January 24th, 2019 at 11:53 am

    I really liked this one. I forgot to put in the ginger, but still really good!

  2. Cory

    January 24th, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Not my favorite but still good!

  3. Carol

    January 25th, 2019 at 10:03 am

    My favorite this week is the carrot cake. I loved the spicy taste of the ginger.

  4. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 22nd, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Hey Carol,

    Yay!! So happy that you loved this recipe!


  5. Valerie W

    January 25th, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Well mine was an orange smoothie, as I ran out of greens! At least it had carrot! I might have added too much ginger, but it was still good.

  6. Beth

    January 25th, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I didn’t mind this smoothie. I think it would have been better (for me) had I added some cinnamon. I may not have used enough ginger. I also used coconut milk instead of almond milk. I feel this smoothie has very healthy I ingredients.

  7. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 22nd, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Hey Beth,

    Yum I bet adding some cinnamon would have tasted delicious! You are right coconut milk would give it a different taste but I am sure that it still tasted great.

  8. Anita

    January 26th, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Four stars- used baby kale,soaked raw almonds and half an avocado and the remainder as listed was much better for my taste.

  9. Lorraine Kgosidintsi

    January 31st, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I want to admit I believed its actually a cake! Well I am inlove.

  10. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 22nd, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Hey Lorraine,

    I have to agree. There is no way this is a healthy smoothie with how good it tastes 🙂

  11. SHEILA

    September 21st, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    OMG! I thought I was eating a piece of carrot cake! So yummy! A must try!!!

  12. Cindy

    January 14th, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    How much dried/powdered ginger would I substitute for the fresh if I don’t have it on hand?

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