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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Tip of the Day

Yes, folks, there a difference between smoothies and juicing. Smoothies require a blender to mix ingredients into a drinkable paste. By incorporating the entire fruit and vegetable, smoothies provide fiber along with other critical nutrients. Fiber in particular is helpful for controlling your blood sugar, keeping you full for longer, and feeding the good bacteria in your gut. The downside to fiber is that it inhibits the quick absorption of nutrients.

Juicing extracts liquid from fruits and vegetables. Because juicing does not extract fiber, the liquid provides  a healthy and immediate blast of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for your cells.

Smoothies and juices have great nutritional benefits–each in their own way. Regardless of your choice, remember that a smoothie or a juice is healthiest when loaded with vegetables and contain about one serving of fruit.