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CARROT CAKE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (GF, V)
Indulge in this carrot cake dessert smoothie as a meal replacement or post workout pick-me-up. This nutritious smoothie will keep you full until lunch, since it’s super packed with fiber from the carrots and oats, and our favorite plant-based protein, VEGA. For a creamier and more calorie and nutrition-dense option, replace the water with your favorite milk substitute and for a thick smoothie use frozen banana! This recipe uses gluten-free oats, but those without a sensitivity to gluten can use normal oats. A Blendtec or Vitamix blender will pulverize the oats and carrots into a creamy cake smoothie, but you can do it with a “regular” blender too.
- 1 1/2 cups milk substitute or filtered water
- 1 cup carrots (1 large or 2 small carrots) -include carrot tops if you have 'em!
- 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Vega One or Vanilla Vega Performance Protein (or other vanilla plant based protein)
- 2 tablespoon gluten-free oats (Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 teaspoon ginger (fresh preferred or ground)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon chia, hemp or flax-seeds (optional)
- Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid and blend until smooth.*
- For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE button or SOUP button
- For Vitamix: VARIABLE speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed 10/HIGH. Blend for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
- Sprinkle some spices and desiccated coconut on top to finish if desired. Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately!
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARROTS
Everyone knows that carrots improve vision, but carrots are packed with health benefits for all parts of your body! Beta-carotene slows down the aging of cells and prevents heart disease! Some lesser-known benefits from carrots surface when looking for beauty solutions — Vitamin A protects the skin from sun damage and can be topically applied to the face as an antiseptic while protecting the face with antioxidantswhen not working from the inside-out!