Do you buy carrots like we do? We buy 10 pounds of carrots at a time and we go through them in just a few weeks. We could probably go through them much faster but my carrots would plan a mutiny against me if we ate them that often! Needless to say, I’m always trying to come up with new ways to make use of all these carrots. This, by the way is why most of my recipes on this blog have to do with carrots; carrot cake popsicles, sunshine carrots, carrot fries, sunshine carrot soup, carrot cake baked oatmeal. It’s also apparently that we have a thing for carrot cake and why not? Carrots are great and all but carrot cake is something very few people can refuse! So is it really a surprise that I’m now going to share a recipe for a carrot cake smoothie?

Smoothies are also a popular thing in our house. I love making smoothies for my kids’ breakfasts. It’s incredibly easy and fast. And obviously there’s no cooking involved which is extra wonderful considering I’m going to be cooking lunch and dinner later on in the day! Smoothies are a great way to get lots of healthy food into your (or your kid’s) diet. This carrot cake smoothie is no exception. Don’t let the name fool you; this smoothie is all of the good in carrot cake but without all the unhealthy parts.

In my family, we tend to use milk kefir as a base in this smoothie. I love using milk kefir because it’s a great way to add probiotics to our bodies. Yogurt works too if you want those probiotics! Not interested in the slightly tanginess of probiotic bases? That’s ok, any milk of your choice works! If you are diary free or vegan this means you can still make this smoothie; just opt for your favorite milk alternative.

Carrot Cake Smoothie - Smoothies are a great way to get lots of healthy food into your (or your kid's) diet. This carrot cake smoothie is no exception. Don't let the name fool you; this smoothie is all of the good in carrot cake but without all the unhealthy parts.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

1 cup milk kefir, yogurt, or favorite milk
1/2 cup chopped raw carrots – 1/4″ slices
1 banana – frozen works best
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/16 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs honey

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. This works best with a high powered blender like a Vitamix but should do okay in a regular blender. If you have issues with the carrots, you can grate them before tossing in the blender.



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