After a week without internet, guess who’s back onliiiiiine?? ME! I’ve totally just been using the wireless at work in the interim, but STILL! Internet at home is exciting.

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

I can blog in bed again!

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

So, you know how we just moved? Well, this past week I put everything away. EVERYTHING! It’s so exciting, and now my new place officially looks like a home.

We don’t have curtains up yet, which is interesting, but hey! Maybe my neighbours want to see me do Jillian Michaels DVDs in my sports bra? If not, I am sorry! That’s Paul’s job and he’s been away for a week.

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

While Paul’s away I tend to stick to smoothies for breakfast. I like pretty much any kind, but as we’ve discussed on here a million times before, carrot cake flavoured anything is my fave.

So why not a smoothie? I certainly can’t think of a reason.

This smoothie has all the carrot cake flavours you know and love, like carrot (obvi), cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger annnnnnd I packed in some extra protein with Greek yogurt and protein powder.

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

So whether you’re on the go, need a post workout snack, or are just plain hungry, this is for you!
xx

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 large smoothies

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup 0% vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Sprinkle of ground ginger
  • Toasted chopped pecans, for topping

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the chopped pecans into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Depending on your blender, this can take anywhere from 2-6 minutes.
  2. Garnish each smoothie with crushed pecans and enjoy.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

This recipe serves 2 (I had one for breakfast and one for a post-workout snack), but it can easily be halved for your smoothie drinking needs.

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2015/07/02/carrot-cake-protein-smoothie/

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22 Responses to Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

  1. Yum! I love the idea of a carrot cake smoothie šŸ™‚ Great way to start the day.

  2. Sues says:

    Loving the idea of this smoothie! Perfect way to make carrots even more fun šŸ™‚

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I’m in the middle of packing to move, so I’m super jelly that you are all unpacked! But yay for you, Internet and blogging in bed (and your neighbors checking out your sweet Jillian Michaels work out moves!)? I love carrot cake and am totally digging the fact that you turned it into a protein smoothie! You are a clever as a carrot! (And I’m a dork). This smoothie must happen in my kitchen… after I move because my crap is all in boxes šŸ™ Cheers and thanks for sharing!!

  4. Yay for moving! Carrot cake anything is the best šŸ™‚

  5. Neat idea, I love carrot cake too so I bet I’d love this! Glad to hear you got your internet back! šŸ™‚

  6. This looks delicious! I LOVE carrot cake, so I will definitely try this.

  7. Whoop – internets! *does a little dance* Congrats!
    And this smoothie, yum! Love the addition of spices there Missy šŸ˜€ x

  8. A smoothie that tastes like carrot cake? I am SO THERE! Looks amazing!

  9. Haha, maybe your neighbors can join along in your workout!
    This looks SO good! It’s as frothy as a milkshake but wayy healthier! I am SO into this!

  10. amanda says:

    This is such a great looking smoothie! YUM!!!

  11. Carrot cake in smoothie form? Yes please! I will take one with a side of cream cheese frosting. šŸ™‚

  12. Cailee says:

    Ahh!! I love this! YUM! What a great recipe! That’s so sweet that you’ve been making smoothies in the AM lately! SUCH a great way to start the day! …also I love that you mixed your fave treat (carrot cake) into a healthy breakfast! WIN!

  13. I know the feeling! Moving is tough but it’s sooooo nice when it’s all said and done. Love this recipe. I’m a big carrot cake fan too, though I don’t think I’ve had any in years!

  14. Joanne says:

    Yay for having internet again!! I am so impressed that you went without it for a week. I probably wouldn’t have lasted a DAY. Also yay for being done unpacking. That is the best feeling.

    You’re making me crave carrot cake in the worst way. Must have this smoothie!

  15. Love the use of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in this recipe! Do you have a favorite protein powder brand for these types of smoothies?

  16. Sylvie says:

    Now that’s how I want to start the day!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Such great photos! This looks absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to try it out !

  18. Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts, never thought about making it into a smoothie! Can’t wait to try this out šŸ˜‰

  19. Pika says:

    This is absolutely delicious! I love carrot cake, and I just made some of this, and let me tell ya… It’s amazing. It’s creamy, carroty, sweet, and healthy? YUM.

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