A creamy Paleo & Vegan carrot cake smoothie bowl that’s chock-ful of vegetables and fruits!
I would be lying if I said I don’t use my blender seven days a week. Is that an issue? Do I have a smoothie obsession?
Maybe. Okay, yes. I have a smoothie obsession. But honestly, I don’t really think that’s a problem. Especially if that obsession is fueled by this amazing smoothie.
I would also be lying if I said I didn’t drink this smoothie four times in one week.
The world is made up of two types of people: smoothie drinkers and smoothie NON-drinkers. I understand why some people avoid smoothies. Smoothies are often fruit-based, which means they contain a lot of fruit —> sugar. Also, some people like to chew their food. Namely, people over the age of twelve months.
Now, there are ways to make smoothies into little more than a glorified McFrostie-Flurry-Blizzard WHATEVER. But this recipe? Not one of those ways.
This carrot cake smoothie bowl is sweetened with one banana — a whole banana. Butbutbut, it is also flavored with one carrot — a whole carrot. Just think, you’re already getting two servings of fruits and vegetables in one drink!
To balance out the sugar from the banana, we have protein powder, chia seeds, and walnuts for protein, healthy fat, and some Omega-3s!
Then, we go alllllll out on the toppings. It’s a smoothie bowl, so toppings are a must. Duh. I used apple, shredded carrot, honeysuckle blossoms (yes, I actually ate them, and they were surprisingly good!), and my favorite Paleo Coconut Granola. Oh, and a sprinkle of bee pollen and a drizzle of honey. Soooooo good!
Of course, we have some spices to make this smoothie really taste like carrot cake. (Hello, twelve thousand tablespoons of cinnamon! <— never enough cinnamon, amiright? Oh, and nutmeg is here too.) A carrot cake smoothie bowl just isn’t right without spices.
The great thing about this recipe is how customize-able it is!
You only have rainbow carrots in your fridge? Make a purple carrot cake smoothie. (Sounds pretty rad, bro.)
You have coconut milk, but not almond milk? Go for it.
You just want a smoothie? Skip the bowl and opt for a tall glass — or better yet, a travel mug. <— that’s a pro tip from me. On-the-go drink, anyone?
Also, feel free to omit the walnuts if you’re allergic. You can replace them with seeds (think pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, et cetera) or just forego them altogether. Whatever floats your boat!
So, my best friends of the Internet Land, are you ready to conquer your kitchen? To harness the power of your blender? To seize your day and crush it thanks to boundless energy from plant protein, fiber, and nutrients?
You know you are.
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