So it’s two days since my summer solstice yoga extravaganza, and I’m still so sore. It was fun to do though, and it clearly gave me a great workout!

To recharge after all of those sun salutations, I whipped together a little nutritious shake… and it was delicious. And I’ve read in several places lately that eating lots of carrots- in addition to obvious nutrition- actually gives you a little glow comparable to a tan! I didn’t really check for this … sorry :)

Carrot Cake Smoothie

4-5 baby carrots

1/2 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk (or any non-dairy milk)

1/2 cup Vita CoCo Pineapple**

2 tbsp plain non-fat greek yogurt

stevia to taste

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch each of ground cloves, allspice, and ground nutmeg

Optional: walnuts, pecans, or grated coconut

** You can use any combination of pineapple and coconut- fresh is even more ideal! Vita CoCo is just what I had on hand.

Cut up the baby carrots into smaller pieces and put into blender with milk. Blend until smoothly pureed. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.


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9 Responses to Glow

  1. Two things I love, carrot cake and smoothies, in one! I have a lot of smoothie combos but never thought of that. I’ll be trying this soon, thanks!

  2. font

    hey hon, this recipe looks great! unfortunately i found it kind of hard to read in this font. maybe a change to something a littler simpler might make it easier. thanks!

  3. Gal

    i made this with a bit of a variation. Skipped the vita coco and used unsweetened coconut flakes instead. As well as added kale, and 1 tbs of maple syrup to it. SO YUMMY! Thanks!

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  7. Consider peeling your own carrots. The white that forms on the outside of prepped “baby” carrots is a result of them being bleached after some big machine peels them. All natural is one thing, but unprocessed is another! Great blog, cheers.

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