Chocolate Carrot Cake Smoothie
Ive been making chocolate cake batter smoothies and carrot cake smoothies all week. And today I made a hybrid all my own. Omg.
- 5 ish Ice Cubes
- 1 banana
- 1/2 c Oatmeal
- 1 t cinnamon
- 3 drops Liquid Vanilla Stevia
- 1/4 c Grated Carrot
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 T Carob Powder
- 1 c Milk (I use rice) or Double Chocolate Yerba Mate (for energy!)
I didnt even taste this til I was out the door with it in hand (which is the exact reason I do smoothies so often, I can enjoy them on the go!) Had no idea if it would be gross or amazing. Turns out it was completely amazing. Grating carrots can be a bitch but I just stick em in the food processor at the beginning of the week and have them in the fridge ready to go. Liquid stevia and carob powder both run about 5 bucks but last forever and are nice alternatives to chocolate and sugar. I also brew a whole pitcher of yerba mate once a week for smoothies. This stuff may seem like a lot of work but I spend about 5 minutes doing smoothie prep for the week and another 5 every time I have one. 5 minutes is for sure an amount of time Im willing to spend making sure Im eating something good. And, lets be real, it takes LONGER than 5 minutes to hit up the drive thru!