This Carrot Cake Smoothie recipe is a healthy drink that tastes amazing! NO juicer needed! It’s made with ready-to-drink 100% carrot juice, so you’ll go from blending to drinking in no time!
This post brought to you by Bolthouse Farms. All opinions are 100% mine.
This year, David and I started making fruit and vegetable smoothies at home. We feel great when drink them daily, but, when life gets hectic, the smoothie making tends to slow down…or even stop.
One quick and efficient option we’ve found for is using ready-to-drink fruit and vegetable juices, like the ones by Bolthouse Farms. They are carrot farmers with more than 95 years of farming experience. They not only grow carrots, but also make over 30+ beverages, including everything from carrot juice to fruit juices and breakfast smoothies and protein shakes. They even have holiday egg nog and other seasonal drinks too.
The main ingredient in this Carrot Cake Smoothie is Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice, which is a juice that is made completely of carrots that their farmers have planted, grown, and harvested. And while the juices are ready-to-drink, they are awesome for using in recipes, like my smoothie, but also as a mixer in cocktails or even in savory dinner dishes.
Once you have your bottle of Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice, you are ready to blend up your smoothie. I decided to make a Carrot Cake Smoothie because carrot cake is my all-time favorite cake. Each year, my oldest makes me my birthday cake which is complete with carrots, pineapple, and walnuts….my total favorite way of having it and inspiration for this smoothie. I’ve added coconut too, just because it’s a favorite for both my husband and I and sounded like a great addition.
I use 12 ice cubes in this recipes, but you may like less or even more, depending on how thin or thick you like your smoothies.
Here’s the full recipe — feel free to print, pin to Pinterest, or save to your ZipList:
- Serving size: 2 (approx 12 ounces each)
- 1½ cups Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice
- 12 ice cubes (more or less depending on how thin/thick you like it)
- ½ cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup walnut halves
- ¼ cup flake coconut (we used sweetened)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Optional garnish: chopped walnuts, flake coconut, cinnamon, shredded carrots
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.