Those who know me know I LOVE smoothies. In my mind, there's not much that can beat a good homemade smoothie - sweet, creamy, and nutrient dense. Unlike bottled or purchased smoothies that are often packed with strange ingredients and added sugars, homemade smoothies are 100% customizable and can be the perfect healthy indulgence.
Except for during the winter months, I usually have a smoothie for breakfast. They are quick to make and an easy way to get fruit, veggies, protein, and healthy fats in a portable form. I LOVE to eat my smoothies with a spoon, which makes the health drink feel indulgent, almost like a bowl of ice cream. Since the weather is warming up, I'm excited to get back on my smoothie game!
My favorite blend of the moment combines the natural sweetness of carrots and bananas with the richness of almond butter and warmth of cinnamon for an absolutely delicious spring morning treat. Maca gives you a little boost of energy and the protein means this smoothie will keep you full for hours. Seriously, this drink is the bomb! And so so so easy to make - just a few seconds in a blender and you are done.
Carrot Cake Smoothie - Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup carrot juice (if you have a high powered blender you can substitute a handful of chopped raw carrots)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp maca
- 1 TBSP almond butter
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder or 1 TBSP hemp seeds (optional)
Add all ingredients to your blender and let it go until smooth. Drink and enjoy!
Expect many more smoothie recipes in the coming month (not only because it is getting warmer out, but also because I just got a Vitamix!!).
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