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

    • 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.