Monday, November 28, 2011

Spiced Carrot Cake Smoothie




This month for Taste and Create, I was partnered with The Teenage Taste.  She had several recipes that caught my eye but I decided to go for a smoothie! We've been eating a lot of smoothies and this one sounded new to me.

This was so good!  We kept our carrots still pretty firm so you could feel carrot pieces in the smoothie. If you cooked them completely until soft, you probably wouldn't even notice them in there at all. 




Spiced Carrot Cake Smoothie
Recipe from The Teenage Taste

1/2 banana, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup pineapple, cubed and frozen
1/2 cup steamed carrots, cooled
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
pinch of salt
garnish with extra cinnamon and coconut

Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy. 

1 Serving



Amount Per Serving
Calories 286.8
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 3.1 mg
Sodium 117.1 mg
Potassium 682.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 54.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 40.4 g
Protein 13.8 g

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16 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! I just had a similar smoothie, sweetened with banana this morning-pumpkin! I was amazed that the banana sweetened it enough that I didn't need anything else. I will have to try this one too.

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  2. Um, I'd rather have the Mexican Ravioli Casserole! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Debbi! :D

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  3. This smoothie looks delish! I am a smoothie-holic. Can't wait to give this one a try. I would be delighted if you would link this post up to Spa{ahhh} Sundays ( http://www.projectpossessed.com/2011/11/27/spaahhh-sundaze-yoga-for-digestion-part-2/ ). Your newest FB fan. :)

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  4. This sounds like it would make for the perfect weeknight dessert when I'm craving carrot cake (which is all the time)!

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  5. This looks healthy and yummy. I have lost some weight with weight loss smoothies, here are some other weight loss smoothie recipes that are low in calories and I enjoy.

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  7. What a great smoothie! I would never have thought to combine those ingredients, or of using carrots. Thank you for sharing this delicious and nutritious treat with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  8. Interesting flavor! I scrolled by this the other day, but forgot to come back to it until now. I'm getting really into the smoothies with a little one that needs my attention all the time, So easy to make them ahead and then grab & go!

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  9. Carrot cake smoothie looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog bop.

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  10. I bet these were great! Carrots have a natural sweetness that would definitely blend well with a sweet drink.

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  11. Yummy yummy yummy. I will need to make this. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://www.junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

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  12. Oh, my! That looks delicious! I have frozen pineapple and frozen bananas....and carrots....but no yogurt. I may just use my vanilla protein shake with all that. Yum! Hope you will come back this week to Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits.

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  13. I wonder if my boys would like these...I am going to try them out one day! Thanks for joining us again!
    Min

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  14. I think I forgot to tell you that I featured you this week on Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits.

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  15. I am on a smoothie diet so this recipe is definitely one I will add to my diet. Smoothies are a great meal replacement because the they are easy to mix up and they keep you full. And a great tip is to make extra servings and store in the frig for those busy on the go days.

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