This paleo carrot cake smoothie recipe comes from Paleo Foodies’ reader Ness (Vanessa Vickery) of Becomingness. It’s paleo-friendly, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Ness is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist and soon to be Life and Wellness coach. For her full bio see below.
From Ness: This carrot cake smoothie is so tasty and really does taste like carrot cake, except that it is much healthier. I found the original recipe from Amy Crawford’s (AKA The Holistic Ingredient) ‘A nourishing kitchen’ cookbook and have adapted it a little. I used maca powder instead of ground flaxseed.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 small carrot, chopped roughly
1/4 cup greek or natural yoghurt (substitute with coconut yoghurt or coconut cream for dairy free)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass. Add toppings and drink
Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist, life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness.