Today was the ice storm of the century. Call me crazy, but all that ice got me in the mood for a frozen smoothie. Maybe I’m subconsciously thinking spring because this smoothie contains all the flavors of a classic carrot cake: fresh carrots, Greek yogurt, yummy pineapple, and of course some carrot cake spices. There’s no need to feel guilty though, because it’s your favorite dessert in the form of a smoothie, and that makes everything okay in my world.  By adding a few extras like flax seed and almond butter, you have an even more nutritious treat. But listen to this: my cheesepuff lovin’, junk-food crazy son gave it the stamp of approval! Carrot Cake Smoothie…SCORE!!

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Enjoy the taste of a classic Carrot Cake  in a healthy Smoothie. It's made with lots of fresh potassium-rich carrots, protein-rich Greek yogurt, yummy pineapple and of course, some carrot cake spices. 


  • 1 medium banana peeled, diced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots about 1 medium-sized carrots, peeled
  • 1 cup milk, non-fat, (I used almond milk) Milk of your choice (coconut milk works well too
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple frozen
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional) or all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or your desired sweetener (or omit for an even healthier version)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 Tablespoon flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoob pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Garnish with chopped walnuts, pecans, grated carrots or coconut (Optional)


  1. Add all ingredients, except the toppings, to a blender.  Blend for about 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. I

  2. Serve immediately, with optional toppings as desired.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from: The Complete Dash Diet for Beginners

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