Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake | high protein, sugar free, gluten free

Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake

This (Secretly) Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake is super thick, creamy and satisfying you’ll never know it’s good for you — it’s sugar free, high fiber, high protein, low fat and gluten free…  no refined flours, no refined sugars and no artificial food colorings!  Just carrot cake deliciousness that’s healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert.

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I know adding Carrot Cake flavors to a Milkshake is a pretty strange concept, but to my surprise, it’s freaking delicious and I love it.  I could chug drink this all day long.  I am slightly infatuated with super thick smoothies and shakes (I used to get those Oreo Blizzards all. the. time…  my family would eat burgers, I would eat ice cream), so I am a tad bit obsessed with this recipe at the moment.

No need for the sugary ice creams or artificially-flavored syrups either.  You can get that sweet flavor and that magical “so-thick-you-can-eat-it-with-a-spoon” texture even with naturally delicious and nutritious foods.  No one wants to sacrifice flavor for health, and no one needs to with this recipe!

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Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake

Servings: 3 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
This (Secretly) Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake is super thick, creamy and satisfying you'll never know it's good for you -- it's sugar free, high fiber, high protein, low fat and gluten free. It's healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert!

Ingredients

  • 3 heaping cups Carrots (steamed until tender and cooled)
  • 1 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
  • ¾ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • ½ tsp Orange Zest
  • 30g (¼ cup) Oat Flour
  • tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • cups Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a powerful blender (I used my Vitamix!) and puree until smooth.
  • Give it a taste and add more stevia, cinnamon, ice or a pinch of salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately with all-natural whipped cream (avoid brands that use hydrogenated oil), a dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut, crumbled walnuts/pecans or straws alone. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 85mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 370%, Vitamin C: 10%, Calcium: 30%, Iron: 6%
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Fat, Sugar Free

When I calculated the nutrition facts I sure wasn’t expecting this milkshake to be so low in calories and fat.  To absorb the Vitamin A in the carrots you need to consume dietary fat, so I like to add a spoonful of walnut butterpecan butter, or almond butter to the blender!

Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake (sugar free and gluten free!) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This Carrot Cake Milkshake is REALLY thick so you’re gonna need BIG straws.  Or a ladle.  😉  I wasn’t expecting it to be so thick so I was going to call this a Carrot Cake Smoothie, but it’s thick and sweet and packed with flavor, so I think the word “milkshake” probably suits this recipe a little bit better.  Like I said before, I wasn’t expecting this to be so thick so I just stuck in my favorite red-striped straws, as you can see in the pictures.  It was pretty difficult to sip through these, so if you have bubble tea straws use those!  Or you can just drink it out of the glass and get a whipped cream mustache.  That totally works too.

Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake (sugar free and gluten free!) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

To be totally honest, I originally made this recipe on the fly because I wanted to use up some carrots.  Did I say “some” carrots?  I meant “a ton” of carrots.  You see, I bought a GIANT bag of organic baby carrots at Costco because a 5lb bag there basically costs the same as a snack-sized bag at Whole Foods.  I’m sorry, I’m frugal.  I hate wasting food so I wasn’t about to toss the carrots in the trash, but I didn’t really feel like gagging down another carrot either.

Solution?  Make a carrot-y dessert!

And thus, this dessert-like Carrot Cake Milkshake was born.  It’s hot here in Arizona so my oven is off limits.  I’d love to bake off my Healthy Carrot Cake but my apartment would turn into a dry sauna.

Anyways, I seriously love love love this Carrot Cake Milkshake.  And now I think I need to buy more carrots…  Back to Costco I go!  *rolls eyes*

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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9 comments on “Healthy Carrot Cake Milkshake”

  1. hooray for not wasting food! 🙂

  2. This is straight up ah-mazingness!!

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