Since smoothies are a great way to get in some much needed fruits and veggies, I'm trying a lot of new recipes. Ok, so they aren't "recipes" yet since I'm just making it up as I go along, but at least I'm trying right?
So my goal right now is to figure out how to make a smoothie taste like carrot cake. I almost got there yesterday. SO CLOSE! But not quite. Alas, I will have to keep trying. But here is the recipe I came up with so far. I liked this one. It was pretty good for not being quite right. And it has a bunch of healthy goodness in it. Even some omega-3's!
Almost Carrot Cake Smoothie
6 oz water
3/4 cup cooked carrots
1/4 cup dark sweet cherries (I used frozen)
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp walnuts
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 medium-large strawberries (also frozen)
3 pkt. Truvia (Stevia sweetener)
6 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in blender until fully combined. Add more water if needed.
I think my biggest problem was adding in the strawberries. I hoped they would add in some sweetness, but they kind of took over. Maybe I should just call this one a Strawberry-Carrot Cake Smoothie...
Anyway, enjoy this if you try it. And I'll let you know when I get the recipe perfected!