11/13/14

Carrot Cake Smoothie

On November 3, I entered an exclusive club! 40 and fabulous. To celebrate, I went to the Cheesecake Factory with my friends. So many choices, so little room in my tummy. It was a hard choice, and I agonized over the menu all week deciding on this treat that I seldom (like never) indulge in. I found it! Two of my favorites in one little package. Carrot cake AND cheesecake. Oh, yes please. Wildy satisfying. If you want to live dangerously, you can see it here.  Looks awesome, doesn't it? It tasted good too, for three days after.

The following Monday, I started a 90 day sugar fast...through the holiday? Yes, I am that insane. I am also that desperate to get rid of this 15 pounds I have been carting around since my 4th child was born. Thanks to the wonder that is a smoothie, now I can have my cake and eat it too, well, drink it anyhow. My mom always made carrot cake with crushed pineapple in it. Sounds like a recipe for an awesome, satisfying and nutrient packed smoothie. It is especially good with the fresh organic carrots I just got!! This recipe contains 3 servings of fruits and veggies in one delicious breakfast or snack and is super filling. You could share if you are feeling nice.


 
Get a load of these awesome ingredients:

Carrot Cake Smoothie
Approximately 415 calories (for those who take notice of this kind of thing) if made as directed.

3 organic carrots, roughly chopped.
1 spear of pineapple (around 1/3 cup chopped)
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup coconut yogurt (could sub with 1 oz of cream cheese)
5-6 raw walnuts or pecans
2 pitted dates
1 pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg
1 scoop of Blendfresh Yellow fruits and veggies (optional, but it is 1 full serving of fruit/veggie)
1 raw egg from backyard hens (my preference) or protein powder of choice
1-1 1/2 cups ice
Blend the milk, yogurt, dates, nuts and pineapple until smooth, then add the remaining ingredients, top with the ice and process until creamy. Add more ice to make it thicker, less if you prefer thinner texture.

To be honest, I also got the pineapple upside down cheesecake too. I just couldn't decide. Guess which smoothie I will be making next?

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5 comments:

  1. Delicious carrot cake smoothie, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.

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  2. What a lovely smoothie! Your Carrot Cake Smoothie sounds like a wonderful healthy treat. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  3. Great smoothie idea! I don't think to add spices to mine! I love it!

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