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It’s only Wednesday and already it’s been a crazy week!

This little blog became a one-year-old yesterday, and to celebrate a crew of my fellow bloggers pooled together some funds to give away a $175 Amazon.com gift card. The contest runs until the night of September 13th, so be sure to enter for your chance to win!

In addition to the giveaway, I also made the leap to get Homemade Hooplah hosted with WPopt. This change was a long time coming, but ultimately I wanted to make sure that this site was fast, reliable, and able to handle all the pageviews you guys are bestowing me with, because if August traffic was any indication then I needed to up my game to keep up with you guys. WPopt was by far the standout choice for what I was looking for. So if you happen to be a regular visitor ’round these here parts (pardon my southern) hopefully you can see just how much this change has helped!

And… goodness, where does all this leave me now?

Oh, right.

Only Wednesday.

It hasn’t been all bad, though.

By yesterday afternoon, the dust of my hectic day had begun to settle, and of course, I took the opportunity to do what a food blogger does best:

Made some delicious comfort food to unwind with.

Carrot Cake Smoothie! Skip the baking and the frosting and enjoy a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Granted, I had to photograph my treat first, but then, oh, then it was all mine.

This time around I opted to make a smoothie – something I hardly ever do, despite the robust blender equipment I own – but even still, of course I still had to add “cake” in there somewhere.

Really I just wanted something easy, delicious, and most importantly:

Quick.

A smoothie hits all of those bases and scores the home run, amirite?

Added bonus that it was a great fix to the ever-lingering Phoenix heat, too.

I happened to have carrots on hand, which made the carrot-cake theme an easy choice, and, well…  I wanted to go just one more day before the onslaught of pumpkin spice takes over everything, including this blog.

So I’m warning you now: be prepared for a lot of delicious pumpkin recipes coming your way, but just for today, lets all be rebels and have a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie.

Carrot Cake Smoothie! Skip the baking and the frosting and enjoy a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Carrot Cake Smoothie! Skip the baking and the frosting and enjoy a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie. | HomemadeHooplah.com
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Skip the baking and the frosting and enjoy a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie.
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Carrot Cake Smoothie
Carrot Cake Smoothie! Skip the baking and the frosting and enjoy a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie. | HomemadeHooplah.com
Skip the baking and the frosting and enjoy a rich and creamy carrot cake smoothie.
RATE THIS RECIPE:
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Servings:
1
large smoothie
Prep:
1
minute
ingredients:
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instructions:
  1. All all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth, roughly 30-60 seconds.
  2. Serve smoothie immediately. If smoothie is too thick, add 1/4 cup milk until desired consistency is reached.
recipe notes:

Recipe adapted from Gimmie Some Oven.

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50 Responses to Carrot Cake Smoothie

  1. I discovered the joys of making “carrot cake” smoothies last year, but love how different your version is from my recipe. I’ll have to give an adaption of this one a trial!

  2. Oh my! I thought I was the only one who liked carrot cake! This looks completely delicious and I am going to have to try it!

  3. Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to try this! Carrot cake is my fave! This will be on our breakfast menu this week! Yum!

  4. so refreshing to see a non pumpkin recipe, ha! 😉 I know… I need to prepare myself. carrot cake sounds SO good, I think I have an extra carrot still in the fridge…

  5. Carrot Cake Smoothie? That would never have occurred to me. What a brilliant idea! I can totally imagine the taste explosion in my mouth. Love the idea of making a smoothie that tastes like cake. YUM!

  6. I never make carrot cake because of the portion temptation (I live with only 1 other person), so this is a genius way to get my fix without going too wild!

  7. Oh My, this sounds wonderful and can’t wait to try it in the morning as I think I have all the
    ingredients on hand. Love that it has veggies in it.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Blessings, Nellie

  8. Oh Chrisy!! How decadently awesome is this! Gosh it looks good! I’ll definitely have to try it as I’m a big carrot cake fan!! Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

  9. Happy Birthday Chrisy! Congratulations. A blog is a wonderful outlet for our creative side and also a lot of work to keep it going. You have a wonderful blog and I am going to make your carrot cake smoothie to celebrate with you. Thank you for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
    Angel

  10. This sounds absolutely amazing! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. By the way, this post is going to be featured this week. Be sure to stop by.

    Jennifer

  11. This looks great! I chose it to be my feature pick on this week’s Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party! I hope you’ll party again with us!

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