Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

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This healthy and delicious smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. The natural sweetness of the orange and carrots are balanced by a trio of complementary spices, while a spoonful of homemade coconut whipped cream serves as the perfect finishing touch.

Tip: For best results, use coconut milk that does not contain guar gum to make the whipped cream.

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk, chilled
  • 1-2 T. maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 t. orange zest (optional)

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 c. coconut milk
  • 1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 2 large stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 4 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • ¾ t. cinnamon
  • ¾ t. ground allspice
  • ½ t. ground nutmeg
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Optional Garnish:

  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Chill coconut milk in refrigerator for several hours or overnight. To prepare, remove can from refrigerator without shaking or turning and remove lid. Scoop out the solidified “cream” from the top of the can and transfer to a mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid coconut milk to use in smoothie.
  2. Add maple syrup and orange zest, if desired, to mixing bowl and blend until light and airy. Allow coconut cream to warm up slightly before blending if lumps persist. Cover and place bowl in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Add the coconut milk and frozen banana to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, around 30 seconds.
  4. Add celery, orange, carrots, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until completely combined and creamy, approximately 1-2 minutes
  5. Pour into glasses and top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or finely chopped walnuts, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 802 Total Fat: 69g Saturated Fat: 61g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 168mg Carbohydrates: 52g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 25g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g
This information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be accurate. This nutritional information comes from online calculators. Although crazyalwaysworks.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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