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The BEST Carrot Cake Smoothie


Crazy-Carrots

Run out of ideas for what else to do with these crunchy orange beauties other than eating them raw and tossing them into salads? We love this underdog veggie for their crunch factor and how they pack a nutritional punch.  Carrots are full of vitamins and minerals which are good for your health and your green smoothies.

We love adding carrots to our green smoothies for the health factor and we also think carrots make our green smoothies taste great. We usually add raw sliced carrots to our blenders but we know that sometimes blenders just can’t take the heat from blending up their fibrous, crunchy goodness.

If you’ve tried adding raw carrots to your hard-working machine and it just can’t get past those chunky little bits, then this one’s for you.

Roasted carrots in green smoothies

The magic in the oven turns hard fibrous carrots into sweet and caramelized goodness. This magic trick might be the thing your lovely blender is asking for.

If you want to find out how to perfectly roast this root vegetable click here

Keep roasted carrots in a sealed container in the refrigerator and you can add a handful of roasted carrots to your smoothies all week long.


Quick Tip** You can also steam chopped carrots for about 5-10 minutes as a quick and easy way to add them to your green smoothies while being kind and gentle to your blender.

Shauna's Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe with Ginger5 reasons we are crazy for carrots

1. Kick Cancers A** : The chemical compounds in carrots have shown to decrease the risk of certain cancers and other chronic illnesses.

2. Fountain of Youth: With carrots’ high amounts of antioxidants, they are a great all-nautral anti-aging veggie.

3. Eye Like You: Carrots are high in Vitamin A, which help protect the health of your eyes — helping you see for years to come.

4. All Natural Toothbrush: That’s right. By chomping on these bad boys, they help clean your teeth and gums — no toothpaste required.

5. Easy on the Wallet: Available in most areas all year round, carrots are one of the cheapest veggies you can find in the produce section, which helps you keep more of your hard-earned moolah.

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

Carrot cake? Yes, Please! Want a piece of carrot cake but don’t want the guilt factor that goes along with it? Then try this recipe! It’ll knock your socks off and there won’t be an ounce of guilt after you finish the entire glass!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach (fresh)
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ inch piece ginger
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut milk first until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

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  1. Alyssa

    July 1st, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I would imagine it would be easier on the blender to use shredded raw carrots (like with a cheese grader) if I wanted to use raw rather than roasted or steamed. Do you have any experience with this? It would be a little more labor intensive. Do you think it would work?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    July 2nd, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Hi Alyssa,

    Thanks for reaching out! Raw carrots are great, especially if you have a rawkstar powerhouse blender! Shredded carrots are a great option, but without steaming or roasting your carrots, you might still be left with some pieces of carrots, instead of a creamy smoothie. But if that’s ok with you, go for it!

    Cheers 🙂

  3. Susan

    July 8th, 2015 at 11:25 am

    My thoughts are to juice the carrots along with my fruits for juicing, then use the leftover pulp in my smoothie… Planning to try this idea out soon!!

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    July 8th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Susan,

    Interesting. So you’re planning on adding the juice + pulp of the fruits separately, to ensure you’re still getting the whole fruit’s benefits? Keep us updated, + let us know how it works out!

  5. Cassandra

    July 23rd, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I just made the Immunity Booster Smoothie and instead of spinach I used swiss chard. It’s so yummy! My Vitamix did a great job with my raw farm share carrots. Thanks for the delicious recipes!

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    July 23rd, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Cassandra,

    Thanks for reaching out! We love hearing from our SGS community, so thank you for taking the time to reach out + let us know how you enjoyed our Immunity Booster Smoothie! We love the Vitamix, it’s a powerhouse blender, + love hearing yours did a great job blendin’ your carrots into a delicious green smoothie!

    Cheers! 🙂

  7. Karen

    July 24th, 2015 at 4:43 am

    I want to use up some of my ingredients in the fridge, I have everything for Shauna’s carrot cake but pears – could I use red apples instead ?

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    July 24th, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for reaching out! We love Shauna’s carrot cake, and apples make the perfect substitution for pears in this recipe! You can also try substituting peaches or plums for the pears, as well! Reach back out, and let us know how you enjoyed this recipe!

  9. Sharala

    August 8th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Hi:

    I love these recipes. Here is my contribution to world peace, or at least smoothie peace. I use FROZEN crinkle cut carrots in my smoothies. They are perfect — a little mushy from being blanched and frozen, yet all the vites and color — I don’t know if the crinkle cut is necessary but that is what I use. They are so cute. This way you don’t have to worry about the carrots not getting fully blended.

    I also freeze fresh fruits to add. Bananas — peel and cut in quarters, then freeze in plastic jar or ziplock. Strawberries — just freeze in the box they come in. Pull out a couple and wash them under warm water and pull off stems, then add. Grapes (seedless, any color) — wash, let dry, take off stems and freeze in ziplock bag. Blueberries, just freeze in their box or ziplock. Take out a handful, rinse under warm wter and add to smoothie. and so on. This all works and really makes for a good smoothie — all the frozen items really work well.

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    August 11th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Hi Sharala,

    Great tips! Thank you so much for doing your part towards reaching smoothie peace!

    Peace, love, + leafy greens!

  11. Maria

    October 7th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I have a Vitamix, works perfectly, but I think I read somewhere that carrots have more nutrients when cooked. Is it correct? Love your work. Thank you

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    October 8th, 2015 at 6:33 am

    You’re right, Maria! A study at the University of Arkansas back in 2000 found that cooked carrots had higher levels of antioxidants. Raw or cooked, you’ll be reaping major health benefits by blendin’ with carrots!

  13. Js

    November 4th, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Lo there,
    I’m interested in trying and reaping the benefits of green smoothies.currently i have carrots, asparagus and kale in abundance. However, my problem is that i cannot quite try out kost of your smoothie recipes as i am diabetic and have to watch my fruit intake ( an apple or banana a day is enough for me to go on with, according to my doctor).hence i was hoping that you might perhaps have a smoothie/juice recipe incorporating only veggies, that i could follow?I don’t intend to use these drinks as a meal replacement–i like eating, but this means that i am never full after lunch, and i guess i was hoping that a having a low calorie green smoothie with me will serve spas a good snack to keep me full between meals and yet give me the nutrients i need.

    Hope you can help!
    Js

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    November 5th, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Hi Js,

    Thank you so much for reaching out. We definitely agree with continuing to work with your doctor to determine if the natural sugars in our recipes are ok for your health.

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

    Looking for a veggie packed green smoothie? Check out our veggie cocktail here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/veggie-cocktail

    Hope that helps!

  15. Rebecca

    December 10th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Anyone tried frozen carrots instead of fresh? Wondering if frozen carrots might be gentler in the blender?

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    December 10th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Rebecca,

    Grated frozen carrots is a great option! Any bigger may be pretty tough on your blender.

  17. رژیم لاغری

    February 1st, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Carrots contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid, potassium and magnesium. Raw carrots are one of the best natural cures for indigestion; chewing carrots increases saliva and helps digestion by providing the necessary enzymes, minerals, and vitamins. Chewing on a carrot after a meal can also freshen your breath

  18. SGS Rawkstar

    February 1st, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing! We love all of the health benefits that can be found in delicious + sweet carrots! 🙂

  19. Maggie

    May 24th, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I was think instead of orange juice can we use Apple juice instead

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    May 25th, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Hi Maggie,

    Of course! Our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T. We love switching up our liquid base options, including a variety of fresh squeeze juices! The thing to keep in mind about fruit juices is their high sugar content. When using fresh squeezed fruit as a liquid-base, be sure to use plenty of raw leafy greens and low glycemic fruits (berries, peaches, apples) to balance out the sugar content. You can also add water to your juice base— like 1 cup fresh squeezed juice and 1 cup water.

    Learn more about our favorite liquid bases here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  21. Kim

    March 4th, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Is it canned coconut milk? Fullfat coconut milk, like with fat solids? Or similar to soy, purchased with milk alternatives? I have a similar recipe, but it uses oat milk. Thank you! 🙂

  22. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 5th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Hey Kim,

    We usually always grab the full fat canned coconut milk. However feel free to choose the option that is most appealing to you.

    Enjoy!!

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