As a young girl, I would always ask my mom for a carrot cake on my birthday. When I transitioned to a vegan diet ten years ago, I wondered how I could recreate a plant based carrot cake alternative. Around the same time, people began to ask me where I would source my protein from. This smoothie is like cake in a bottle and packed with protein.
Carrots are high in beta-carotenes, potent anti-oxidants that have the immune supporting benefits of vitamin A. Nuttzo, hemp hearts, Viva Vanilla Vega Protein Powder, and almond milk, fuse into a rainbow of protein power, that gives the sweetness of the spices an earthy taste.
Enjoy it as post workout refresh, since it is both delicious and a nutritious way to start the recovery process!
- 2 two medium carrots (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Nuttzo
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon Viva Vanilla Vega Protein Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup water
- Shredded coconut flakes, to garnish
- Raisins, to garnish
In the blender, add the smoothie ingredients, and blend until smooth. Garnish with shredded coconut flakes and raisins. Drink immediately and enjoy!