Carrot Cake Smoothie

Recipe inspired by: Tasty Yummies

Course candida, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Smoothie, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole 30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots, peeled
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews (Soaked for two hours)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (Replace with Vanilla bean for Whole 30)
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger OR 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Peel and grate carrots. If you don't want to hand grate the carrots, try using a high-powered blender or food processor.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  3. Top with a little cinnamon and a pinch of grated carrots.

  4. Enjoy immediately!

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