This decadent made-from-scratch carrot cake smoothie is a delicious blend of carrots, cream, vanilla greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

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Three prepared carrot cake smoothies topped with whipped cream and shredded carrot.

About Carrot Cake Smoothie

Enjoy the sweet and subtle flavors of carrot cake in this decadent and picture-perfect carrot cake smoothie.

Plus, this smoothie is made with all real ingredients in under five minutes, making it a quick and healthier alternative for your sweet tooth cravings.

What’s in a carrot cake smoothie?

There are a few different ways you can make a carrot cake smoothie, but this version is made entirely from scratch. However, don’t let this intimidate you; the ingredient is still very simple. 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 frozen banana, peeled and diced.
  • Shredded carrot.
  • 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.
Close up top down view of a carrot cake smoothie in a mason jar, showing off the creamy texture.

Should you shred your own carrots?

Packaged pre-shredded carrots are super convenient, but they tend to be on the dry side. Depending on how delicate your pallet is, you might be able to tell – especially if some larger pieces of carrot manage to survive the journey through your food processor.

For best results, grate your own carrots. It’ll take a little more time and effort, but it’ll pay off when your carrot cake bread has a soft, moist texture.

You will need about one medium carrot to make enough shredded carrot for this recipe.

What kind of toppings can you use?

Smoothies are delicious on their own, but part of the fun is adding a dash of your favorite flavors by decorating the top of the drink. If you’re looking for options, I’d recommend:

  • Whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  • Sprinkles.
  • More shredded carrots.
  • More ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Crystalized ginger.
  • Shaved, flaked, or coconut, sweetened or unsweetened.
  • Toasted walnuts or toasted pecans.
  • Caramel sauce.

How long is a smoothie good for?

This smoothie is best enjoyed when fresh, but it can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one to two days.

Can you freeze this smoothie?

Yes, you totally can!

Once prepared, this carrot cake smoothie can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to one month.

Notes & tips for this cake smoothie

  • In order to get the blended smoothie consistency you know and love, you’ll need a trusty food processor to make this recipe.
Multiple carrot cake smoothies with metal tops and a striped straw poking out of the lid.

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How to make a carrot cake smoothie

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a food processor, toss in the following ingredients: banana, carrot, milk, heavy whipping cream, vanilla greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Step 2 – Check the consistency. If the smoothie seems too thick, add a bit more milk.

Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Three prepared carrot cake smoothies topped with whipped cream and shredded carrot.
4.84 from 6 votes

Carrot Cake Smoothie

5 mins prep
622 kcal
Yields: 1 large smoothie
This decadent made-from-scratch carrot cake smoothie is a delicious blend of carrots, cream, vanilla greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 medium frozen peeled and diced banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • whipped cream, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Add carrot, banana, vanilla greek yogurt, milk, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon, honey, ginger, and nutmeg to a food processor and pulse until smooth, roughly 30-60 seconds at a time.
    1 medium frozen peeled and diced banana, 1 cup shredded carrot, 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 pinch ground ginger, 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • Check smoothie consistency; if smoothie is too thick, add up to 1/4 cup milk until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve smoothie immediately with whipped cream on top (optional).
    whipped cream

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 22748IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg

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

    • Angeline P

    I am totally down for a lighter version to have some carrot cake! πŸ™‚ So glad I stopped in…looks amazing πŸ˜€

    • Nellie

    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

    • Thanks Nellie! If you made it, I hope it turned out great!

        • Nellie

        I did make it………and loved it…….
        Again thanks for the recipe.

        Blessings, Nellie

        • Nellie

        Forgot to tell you I added some coconut, ground flaxseed and
        pecans, and used no fat half n half…………in place of
        the heavy whipping cream (as I didn’t have any)
        so thickness was no problem.

        Have a great weekend,
        blessings, Nellie

      • I like the additions! Will have to try that the next time I make it πŸ˜€

    • Chelsea Pearl

    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!

    • Very true Chelsea! If only everything could be made in easy, one serving portions πŸ˜€

    • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Happy anniversary! I loooove carrot cake anything, and these smoothies are on my “definitely must make” list! Nice!

    • Ashleigh

    So good! My kids would love this.. I would love this! Thank you for sharing this great carrot cake recipe!!!

    • Thank you Ashleigh! If you make it, I hope everyone likes it πŸ˜€

    • Lorena

    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!

    • Miranda @ Miranda Writes

    This is SO genius! I’m pretty sure I have everything I need in my kitchen right now to make this. YUM! Pinning for sure!

    • Nibbles By Nic

    Not just a home-run…a total grand spam! You knocked it out of the park with this healthy and seasonal smoothie! Love it!

    • Ludmilla @brazilianFlairintheUSAblog

    I love carrot cake in general and I can imagine how delicious is this carrot cake smoothie with all the flavors of a slice of carrot cake minus the overload of fat, sugar and calories!! Yummy!!

    • This smoothie definitely makes it a little more guilt free πŸ˜€ Thanks Ludmilla!

    • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    Carrot cake is my top 3 list of cakes ever (I have like 4,349 cakes I like ) πŸ˜‰ This smoothie looks soooo nummy!

    • Only 4,349?! Haha, I TOTALLY know what you mean. Thanks Chrissa!

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking

    Beautiful recipe and gorgeous photos, another hit!

    • Erica @ Everyday Erica

    Wow!! Looks delicious!

    • Kristina

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

    • Gotta hold out while we still can πŸ˜€ Thanks Kristina!

    • Deanna

    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!

    • Thanks Deanna! I hope you like it πŸ˜€

    • Abigail

    My favorite cake in a smoothie – what more can I ask for? This looks delicious – every sip must be totally delightful!

    • It certainly is Abigail πŸ˜€ Thanks!

    • Emily

    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!

    • Alisa Fleming

    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!

    • I hope you like it Alisa! I’ll have to get your version from you sometime πŸ˜€

    • Amber Hill

    Oh yum!! This sounds seriously delicious!

    • Des @ Life’s Ambrosia
    • 5 stars

    What a fun smoothie! I have some friends who are absolute carrot cake fanatics. I bet they would love this!

    • I hope they would Des πŸ˜€ Thanks!