Healthy Recipe: Carrot Cake Smoothie


I recently found out that June is National Dairy Month. Apparently it’s also National Dairy Alternative Month, but we’ll have to cover that in a later post! A cool smoothie is a great afternoon snack or after dinner treat. Relax on the back porch after a hot day with this sweet Carrot Cake Smoothie in your hand, courtesy of the American Dairy Association. It’s certainly a unique recipe — not the usual berry blast — but it won a national contest, so there must be something to it. It only takes five minutes to prepare. Before you know it, you’ll be drinking your cake!

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

2/3 cup refrigerated canned sliced carrots, drained
2 tablespoons canned crushed pineapple, in juice
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
2 ice cubes pinch grated fresh nutmeg

Place all ingredients except nutmeg into a blender container and blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Pour into serving glasses. Grate a little fresh nutmeg over each smoothie.

8 responses to “Healthy Recipe: Carrot Cake Smoothie”

  1. Yum…thanks for sharing! I’ve got a recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie that’s nutritious and fabulous 🙂

  2. Guy Mackenzie says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely recipe. It looks absolutely delicious.

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  3. This looks so good! I’ve been loving carrot cake lately, so I’m definitely giving this one a try! Thank you!

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  4. Gina says:

    I LOVE carrot cake, I LOVE smoothies…therefore this recipe has made it onto my list of “recipes I need to make”. Thanks! Oh, and happy dairy month!

  5. Sagan says:

    Mmm sounds delicious.

  6. Marsha says:

    Whew – your comments are a relief! Emily and I wondered what folks would think of this recipe. I think it’s the canned carrots that made me wonder. But we decided to go ahead w/ it as it did win a contest. From the comments, guess it really is a winner! I’ll have to try it ‘cuz I love carrot cake, too.

  7. cindy says:

    Next? Pumpkin Pie Smoothies. Go find it, Em! You little researcher you…;-)

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