Love carrot cake? Well this healthy, carrot cake shake is a delicious alternative in a high protein, gluten-free, drinkable form!

Carrot Cake shake?  I mentioned in my last post how I love creating protein filled shakes as I usually have one almost every night as my “snack after dinner”. Unless I have a bowl of ice cream which is another weekly option. Everything in moderation! (or not if you choose to make my high protein ice cream!) But anyways, I have to mix it up every once in awhile and try to create a new flavor of shake with all that I drink.

carrot cake smoothie

Last night before making my nightly shake, I wondered what kind of flavor I could try to create that was a little more unique than just good ole’ chocolate or even peanut butter. Pumpkin pie came to my mind first I must admit, but I’ve already experimented with that flavor, and thought I should probably do something NOT pumpkin for once 🙂

carrot cake smoothie

So, when thinking of other dessert flavors, naturally, the delicious taste of carrot cake popped into my head. As a kid, my step mom used to buy the Publix carrot cake once a week and bring it home. Oh man would that disappear quickly between the three kids.

But how to make a shake flavored like this creamy, spice-filled cake, and still make it healthy..challenge was happily accepted. And this was my result.

A delicious, creamy drink that mimics the carrot cake flavors, but in a gluten-free, high-protein shake! Add some whipped topping and you’re in for a treat!

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Who’s going to make this High Protein Carrot Cake Shake this week??

healthy carrot cake shake

here’s my original photo of it with questbar pieces on top. How my photography skill has gone up! 🙂

 

Carrot Cake Shake

Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk (or soy milk)
  • 1 scoop Vegan Protein Powder*
  • ¼ to ½ cup cooked Carrots (depending on how strong of a carrot taste you want)
  • ¼ cup Cottage Cheese** (or cheesecake/vanilla flavored yogurt)
  • ¼ cup Oats
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract (and butter extract if on hand)
  • Sweetener of choice (I use a touch of honey!)
  • Ice
  • Optional toppings: shredded coconut, crushed graham cracker,
  • and bits of cookie/protein bar (i used Quest's cinnamon roll bar but
  • hardened in the cold and would probably not suggest)
Instructions
  1. Blend altogether!
  2. Add toppings and enjoy to the fullest!
Notes
*I used Vanilla or Cinnamon Vegan from an all natural company called About Time! Try it atwww.tryabouttime.com for 25% off using the code fff1!
** MAKES the carrot cake taste, but can use yogurt if you hate cottage cheese

P.S. With this being so healthy, it can even serve as a quick breakfast or post workout shake! I use to drink shakes like this after my runs in the morning and it was exactly what my body needed to recover 🙂

carrot cake shake