Turmeric Carrot Cake Smoothie
Turmeric Carrot Cake Smoothie- a nourishing blend of whole foods that tastes just like a slice of carrot cake! A great source of vitamins, calcium, iron, protein, and fiber. (vegan + gluten-free)
I’m all for slurping down a big green smoothie in the morning, but every now and then I like to indulge my inner child and create something that reminds me of my favorite desserts. Notice that was plural, because there’s no way I could decide on just one.
Carrot cake is definitely a top contender though. It was always my go-to choice for birthday cake as a kid. That was probably the only source of vegetables I got at the time but that’s neither here nor there.
The beauty of a good smoothie is that you can squeeze in those healthy fruits and veggies while still making it taste sinful and delicious. For this carrot cake version, we’re starting with a base of frozen banana, carrots, and cauliflower for a nice dose of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.
I know using cauliflower in a smoothie might sound strange but trust me, you can’t taste it at all. It just provides a nice creamy texture.
I also like to add fresh ginger to help aid digestion, and MegaFood’s Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder to for it’s restorative health benefits.*
In addition to turmeric, it also contains a blend of FoodState Orange Vitamin C, Tart Cherry, and Black Pepper Extract to maximize the replenishing and rejuvenating properties.*
I like to add it to all of my post workout smoothies but it pairs exceptionally well with the flavors of this carrot cake version.
The sweetness of the carrots and dates paired with coconut, ginger and walnuts is sure to satisfy your cake craving while also leaving you energized and ready to take on the day. I hope you enjoy it!
Turmeric Carrot Cake Smoothie
Yield: 16 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup chopped frozen carrot (about 2 medium carrots)
- 2-3 frozen cauliflower florets
- 1/2 cup plain unsweetened dairy-free yogurt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger
- 1 date, pitted
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 scoop MegaFood Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with shredded coconut and walnuts then serve and enjoy!
For an extra boost of iron, try adding a few teaspoons of blackstrap molasses!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This post was created in partnership with MegaFood. I’m proud to work with brands that care about the health of it’s consumers and the planet. As always, all opinions and text are my own.
Okkkk I’m 1000% trying this–love anything carrot cake and the addition of turmeric is genius!
I LOVE dessert-inspired smoothies and could definitely pound a carrot-cake-in-a-glass situation lickety split! Loving the idea of using turmeric for a big vitamin + antioxidant infusion! I still haven’t tried adding cauli to my smoothies yet, but I’m definitely game for that silky-smoothie texture it lends. Sluuuuuuurp! <3
I just recently discovered the awesomeness of turmeric, so this is well timed! I doubt my teensy blender is powerful enough to handle the carrots, but it couldn’t hurt to try I guess!
Using cauliflower sounds awesome! I recently discovered raw zucchini is great in smoothies as well! I love, love LOVE tumeric it’s my favourite spice to use and it’s so good for you!
This is such a pretty smoothie! I’ve been loving smoothies as of late, but I haven’t really incorporated veggies beyond spinach into them yet. This looks great, pinning to try :)
Gorgeous color and ingredients, Sarah! I typically forget to add turmeric to my smoothies.. so I appreciate this reminder. It’s really hard to find fresh turmeric around here… our co-op has it, an hour away :o . So when I do remember, I use dried/ground. I’ll be out the lookout for Mega’s though! Smoothies are the best! I’ve not tried cauliflower however, but can see how it’s neutral taste would totally be masked. I’m all in for drinking a beloved classic cake! Yes please! :D
Carrot cake has always been one of my favorite cakes so I can definitely get behind this smoothie! I’ve never tried cauliflower in a smoothie but I’m sure it would be masked by all the other ingredients. I need to try this out on my kids to get them more veggies, and that daily turmeric sounds great!
I have never tried cauliflower in smoothies before but I sooo need to give that a try! And I hear you – I typically do a green smoothie but it’s fun to switch things up every now and then! Love this flavor!
Cauliflower in smoothies is the trend right now! lol this sounds and looks really delicious. Also- I love that you suggest adding some mollasses for extra iron! such a good tip and i bet it would be delicious :)
I am into smoothies recently and always up for different flavours. Cauliflower in a smoothie is definitely new to me, will give it a try because you said I’m not going to taste it eheheh. p.s. perfect photography
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Cooked carrot or raw?