Carrot Cake Smoothie With Coconut Whipped Cream

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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This Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. The natural sweetness of the orange and carrots are balanced by a trio of complementary spices, while a spoonful of homemade coconut whipped cream serves as the perfect finishing touch.

Carrot Cake Smoothie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

Equipment Needed

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Ingredients

Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1x 13.5 oz. can coconut milk, chilled
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tbsp orange zest (optional)

Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 2 large stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 large orange, peeled
  • 4 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Optional Garnish

  • ground cinnamon
  • finely chopped walnuts

Pro Tip

For best results, use coconut milk that does not contain guar gum to make the whipped cream.

Carrot Cake Smoothie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Instructions

Chill the coconut milk in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. To prepare, remove the can from the refrigerator without shaking or turning and remove lid. Scoop out the solidified “cream” from the top of the can and transfer to a mixing bowl. Reserve the remaining liquid coconut milk to use in smoothie.

Add the maple syrup and orange zest, if desired, to mixing bowl and blend until light and airy. Allow the coconut cream to warm up slightly before blending if lumps persist. Cover and place bowl in refrigerator until ready to use.

Add the coconut milk and frozen banana to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, for around 30 seconds.

Add the celery, orange, carrots, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until completely combined and creamy, for approximately 1-2 minutes.

Pour into glasses and top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or finely chopped walnuts, if desired, and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Carrot Cake Smoothie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Carrot Cake Smoothie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Instructions

Chill the coconut milk in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. To prepare, remove the can from the refrigerator without shaking or turning and remove lid. Scoop out the solidified “cream” from the top of the can and transfer to a mixing bowl. Reserve the remaining liquid coconut milk to use in smoothie. Add the maple syrup and orange zest, if desired, to mixing bowl and blend until light and airy. Allow the coconut cream to warm up slightly before blending if lumps persist. Cover and place bowl in refrigerator until ready to use. Add the coconut milk and frozen banana to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, for around 30 seconds. Add the celery, orange, carrots, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until completely combined and creamy, for approximately 1-2 minutes. Pour into glasses and top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or finely chopped walnuts, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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    14 comments

    Claudia Lamascolo September 18, 2018 - 12:20 pm

    This is certainly a healthy looking sweet tasting smoothie. I love that it has coconut in it my favorite!

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    Jyothi (Jo) September 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm

    Have had carrot smoothie, carrot cake smoothie what an interesting idea! So creative and looks absolutely delicious!

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    Amy September 18, 2018 - 2:59 pm

    This smoothie looks incredible. I love the coconut whipped cream and the chopped walnut. So healthy and delicious! What a great idea for breakfast!

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    GiGi Eats September 18, 2018 - 5:33 pm

    Yummmmm!!!!! This sounds absolutely delicious!!

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    Julie Cohn September 18, 2018 - 6:16 pm

    This looks so decadent and refreshing. The coconut whipped cream truly is the “icing on the (carrot) cake”!

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    Denay DeGuzman September 19, 2018 - 12:02 am

    Mmmm…I’m loving this carrot-cake smoothie! And I will absolutely be topping off mine with a lot of yummy whipped cream. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous fall recipe!

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    Tatiana September 19, 2018 - 6:45 am

    This smoothie indeed tastes like a carrot cake! Whipped coconut cream topping looks so inviting too, i just want to eat this with the spoon!

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    Marysa September 19, 2018 - 7:40 am

    Wow does this sound good! I love the idea of this, getting some healthy carrot juice, but sounds delicious too. And carrots and coconut are a great combination!

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    Marisa Franca September 19, 2018 - 8:28 am

    Yum!! This sounds amazing. I’m normally not a smoothie person, I like to chew my food. But this smoothie sounds like just the thing to sip on after a tough workout. I’m pinning to save — love the spices that you use.

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    Veena Azmanov September 19, 2018 - 10:35 am

    I must admit I have never tried the combination of banana and carrot together. Not sure why? We love carrot cake so this sounds delicious. Must try soon. Yum!

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    pat. September 19, 2018 - 1:01 pm

    Calories please.

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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks September 19, 2018 - 2:35 pm

    you had me at “coconut whipped cream” – so good! I love carrot cake, and in smoothie form I would adore it!

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    Alexis September 19, 2018 - 4:02 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love coco nut cream whipped cream, yummy!

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    Melissa September 19, 2018 - 5:49 pm

    Oh my word, talk about a yummy Fall treat!! I love carrot cake so I am sure this smoothie would be a hit for my tastebuds!

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