Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

As I always tell my clients, the best choice when it comes to nutrition is real food. Unfortunately, in the hustle and bustle of the world we find ourselves in, there are those moments where eating a meal just isn’t possible. Well, rather than forgoing a meal, why not blend yourself a meal that consists of everything you would find on a balanced plate. Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates.

This smoothie is a favorite of mine- not only is it delicious but it is loaded with spices. Spices not only make our food taste delicious but they are incredibly beneficial to our health!

Cinnamon- the spice I always throw in first is loaded with antioxidants- which helps to protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Cinnamon can also help with insulin resistance, helping to reduce blood sugar levels and also can help heal inflammation.

Cardamom- the newest addition to my smoothies can help with depression, assist in lowering cholesterol and  protects against gastrointestinal diseases.

Nutmeg- this spice reminds me of the holidays… Nutmeg is an incredible spice. It can relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, assist in skin health, reduce insomnia, boost immunity and improve blood circulation.

Clove- This spice can be kind of strong- but very good. Just use sparingly. Clove can help with toothaches, protect the liver, control diabetes  and help with headaches.

When making this smoothie- you can add or subtract spices as desired. There is no right or wrong way to make it!

 

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
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Feel free to add or delete seasonings as desired. Adding a good handful of fresh baby spinach is an option. It doesn't change the taste too much and delivers another great serving of vegetables!
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes (only because you have to steam carrots)
Cook Time Passive Time
1 minute 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes (only because you have to steam carrots)
Cook Time Passive Time
1 minute 10 minutes
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
Print Recipe
Feel free to add or delete seasonings as desired. Adding a good handful of fresh baby spinach is an option. It doesn't change the taste too much and delivers another great serving of vegetables!
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes (only because you have to steam carrots)
Cook Time Passive Time
1 minute 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes (only because you have to steam carrots)
Cook Time Passive Time
1 minute 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Steam baby carrots until tender. Either store in refrigerator or rinse under cold water if using immediately.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender and blend away! Smoothie is finished when smooth (see what I did there?)
  3. If desired you can add a dollop of whipping cream to the top.
    Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
Recipe Notes

Carrots can be steamed ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator- this helps to cut down on the prep time!

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