This made-from-scratch carrot cake smoothie is the perfectly easy way to cure a sweet tooth craving. Plus, it’s great for using up extra ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry!

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About Carrot Cake Smoothie

On the days when I have to tell myself, “it’s only Tuesday,” that’s when I am dire need of a big slice of cake. And if baking a cake from scratch seems like too much effort, I’ll treat myself and go buy a cake. And if leaving the house is simply beyond my motivation level, I’ll do the next best thing: I’ll make a cake smoothie.

Which is exactly what I did today, and let me tell you, it was glorious.

I’ve also been trying to get more into the “spring spirit” lately (wishful thinking, I know), so this time around, I chose to make a carrot cake smoothie.

And I know what you might be thinking:

Of all the flavors to pick from, you went with carrot cake? Really?

Well, yeah. Why not carrot cake?

Carrot cake doesn’t get near the attention it deserves, but it can be just as fun and versatile as any other classic flavor.

 

Cake smoothie in mason jar with whipped cream.

What’s in a carrot cake smoothie?

There are a few different ways you can make a carrot cake smoothie, but for this recipe, it is made entirely from scratch. However, don’t let this intimidate you; the ingredient list isn’t far-fetched. In fact, this turns out to be a great recipe to help you use up any leftover ingredients.

To make this cake smoothie, you’ll need:

  • A banana.
  • Shredded carrots.
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt (or Greek yogurt with a touch of vanilla extract).
  • Milk and heavy whipping cream.
  • A sweetener of your choice. I used honey, but you could also use maple syrup, agave, or just plain sugar.
  • Ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

How do you make a carrot cake smoothie?

Other than the flavor, do you know what my other favorite part about this recipe is?

The easy preparation!

You only need to put all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

That’s all there is to it!

You can be sipping your smoothie in less than five minutes from start to finish.

Easy carrot cake smoothie recipe.

 

Notes & tips for this cake smoothie

  • You’ll need a trusty food processor for this recipe. I bought the Ninja Blender System almost 10 years ago and it hasn’t failed me yet!

More fun cake-themed desserts

Carrot cake smoothie made with bananas, carrots, and greek yogurt.

This post was originally posted on September 2nd, 2015. It was updated on February 20th, 2018.

Recipe Details

Carrot Cake Smoothie! This made-from-scratch carrot cake smoothie is the perfectly easy way to cure a sweet tooth craving. Plus, it's great for using up extra ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.43 from 7 votes

Carrot Cake Smoothie

5 mins prep
642 kcal
Yields: 1 large smoothie
This made-from-scratch carrot cake smoothie is the perfectly easy way to cure a sweet tooth craving. Plus, it's great for using up extra ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry!

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium banana, frozen; peeled and diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced or shredded
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • whipped cream, for topping

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth, roughly 30-60 seconds at a time.
  • Serve smoothie immediately with whipped cream on top (optional). If smoothie is too thick, add 1/4 cup milk until desired consistency is reached.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Gimmie Some Oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 1101mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 22755IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 0.7mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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52 comments

    • Allison
    • 5 stars

    You made my favorite dessert into a smoothie and it is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

    • Beth
    • 5 stars

    I made this yesterday for hubby and I. He loves carrot cake so I knew this would be a winner! He and I both loved it! What a great treat!

    • Jennifer A Stewart

    Gorgeous, beautiful, wish it was in my belly right now! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays!

    • Becca

    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!

    • Jennifer

    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

    • Desiree @ The36thAvenue

    Chrisy this is looking delicious!
    I’ll be featuring your recipe on the blog tomorrow… THANK YOU SO MUCH for partying with us!
    xo
    Desirée

    • Angel

    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

    • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    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

    • Julie

    Well I love carrot cake but I’ve never thought to drink it – looks delicious, what a fun idea.