This Almond Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes like carrot cake in drink form, with a hint of almond flavor thanks to the addition of raw almonds and almond extract.
Apparently I’m in an almond mood lately. First almond bread and now an almond smoothie?! Yes, I’m finally living up to my name.
Ok honestly I feel weird not mentioning the election. I was planning on posting this recipe yesterday (because Wednesdays are one of my recipe days), but I couldn’t find the right words. I was in shock, and I guess I still am. I CRIED ACTUAL TEARS (which btw isn’t saying much considering everything makes me cry, but still). Miguel is hugely into politics, and somehow throughout the past year he’s gotten me wrapped up in all things presidential election as well. I didn’t think I’d care this much, but I just want America to be an inclusive country for everyone, and I’m not sure it’s going to be that, at least not for the next four years. I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, but I have a feeling I’ll be waiting quite a long time to figure out the reason for this result. But hey, we’ll get through it–we always do.
Ok I’m done I swear.
Smoothies are hands down one of my favorite afternoon snacks. I know a lot of people enjoy them for breakfast, but I’m a smoothie snack kinda gal. Throw some fruit and/or veggies into the blender and miraculously my hunger is gone AND I’ve eaten something healthy that makes me feel good. It’s a win-win sitch, really. This carrot cake smoothie tastes like—wait for it—carrot cake (whoa) with a hint of almond too, and it’s sweetened with dates and maple syrup. YESSSSS.
Similar to the bread recipe, the key ingredient is the almond extract! It gives it that extra almond-y flavor and it might just be my new favorite flavor enhancer.
If you like carrot cake, this add this smoothie to your “to make” list ASAP!
- ½ cup carrots, chopped
- ¼ cup raw almonds
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 3 pitted dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 2 cups almond milk
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!