Carrot Cake Smoothie

Y’all, this turned out surprisingly well.  Really, really good, actually.  I’m not going to lie and say “it tastes just like Carrot Cake”.  But, for a healthy smoothie, it’s pretty darn good.  I think it’s the little bit of Greek Yogurt that does it.  It just hints of a cream cheese frosting.

Seriously, try it.  I think you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

  • 2-3 medium carrots (peeled and chopped)  Is peeled the right word?
  • 1 cup Almond Vanilla milk
  • 1 frozen banana (chopped into 1″ slices)
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds or powder
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • Handful of ice cubes

  1. Throw all ingredients (but only 1/2 cup of Almond milk) into a blender.
  2. Whirl
  3. Add the rest of the Almond milk until you reach the consistency you want.

Pretty good, right?  A perfect cool treat after a run.

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Experiments with Fruit Soft Serve – Take one

Chocolate Chip Banana Soft Serve (vegan)

Well, here’s a delicious treat that you can feel great about.  4 ingredients: bananas, almond milk, vanilla, chocolate.  YUM!

Soft serve fruit is something that’s getting a lot of buzz here in NYC.  Other places too?  Well, why spend $5 and schlep it to one of the stores (which are fabulous for a treat) when you probably have some ripe bananas in your kitchen right this very minute.

This is so delicious and easy that I can tell Banana Soft Serve and I are going to have a great summer together.  I’m already dreaming and drooling over the variations to try: peanut butter, coconut, fresh mint, strawberries…

The only drawback, is cleaning the blasted food processor.  There are so many parts and so many nooks and crannies, it takes FOREVER.  It’s a small price to pay.  But,  I also need to also start dreaming (and drooling?) about ways around the food processor.

Chocolate Chip Banana Soft Serve (vegan)

Here’s the extremely precise recipe: (Serves 1 very hungry pregnant lady)

  • 1 frozen banana (before I freeze bananas, I peel and chop them into 1″ slices)
  • Splash of Almond (or whatever) milk
  • One piece of a block of dark chocolate
  • Drop of vanilla extract

  1. Throw it all into the food processor
  2. Whirl
  3. Add some more milk to get to the consistency that looks “right”
  4. Sit outside and enjoy

The End.