Vegan Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Did you know that Saturday, February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day?

As most of you know, I am really not much of a cake person but I do have a special place in my heart for carrot cake.  It might be because my mom is a huge carrot cake fan and growing up, we would always be on the search for a carrot cake to surprise her with for her birthday.  

I also am just a fan of carrots in general – they are one of the few veggies that I enjoy raw and really really love cooked.  I often make roasted carrots  for dinner and have even make little No Bake Carrot Cake Bites before that I enjoy post-workout since they’re made with potassium packed Medjool dates and are pretty darn delicious. 

This Vegan Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie is also a fav.  In fact, it made it’s debut on the blog back in 2014 when I first got started blogging.  The post itself is laughable and the food photography is more than lacking but the yummy recipe has not changed. 
Super simple, less than 5 ingredients Vegan Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie! [Dairy Free, Gluten Free]

The smoothie is honestly super simple to make and only requires a handful of ingredients.  With just dairy free milk, a carrot, some frozen mango and spices you’ve got yourself a really satisfying smoothie that tastes a lot like carrot cake! 

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Vegan Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie



  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • Handful of frozen mango or 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder ( I used PlantFusion)
  • Several dashes of cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of ground ginger
  • Dairy free whipped topping, optional
  • Chopped pecans, optional 
You might also like:  Post-Run Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie


  1. Blend milk, carrot, mango, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger until smooth. 
  2. Pour into glass then top with dairy free whipped topping and chopped pecans, if desired. 

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger and Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Emily @Sinful Nutrition
Reply February 2, 2018

Carrot cake is one of my favorites! I actually think I'm going to make this into a smoothie-bowl version for smoothie bowl saturday! :D

Reply February 2, 2018

I love me some carrot cake in ANY form!

Kim G
Reply February 2, 2018

Ugh I wish I wasn't allergic to carrots! This looks SO good.

Reply February 2, 2018

Mmmm all the spices in there! tasty and good for you

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 2, 2018

What a yummy recipe! I love carrot cake. My Mom always bought me one from the grocery store when I visited in college. This version looks a little better for you.
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Becca | Rabbit Food Runner
Reply February 2, 2018

I'm obsessed ith all things carrot cake. Yum

Carrie A Groff
Reply February 2, 2018

This looks and sounds so yummy! I loved seeing your 2014 blog post photography lol I'm terrible at photos for my blog.
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Abbey Sharp
Reply February 2, 2018

Mmm carrot cake in smoothie form is definitely a winner! I love an excuse to have cake for breakfast

Reply February 2, 2018

Carrot cake smoothie??! Delicious!!!

Deborah Brooks
Reply February 2, 2018

Carrot cake! What a fun twist I love it
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Summer Price
Reply February 2, 2018

Yummy, I am also a huge fan of carrot cake!
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jill conyers
Reply February 3, 2018

I need to make this. Today! It looks so good I had to click to tweet :)

Reply February 3, 2018

I'm with Cora--I love carrot cake in any form, so I'm definitely looking forward to trying this recipe out! *-*

Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers
Reply February 3, 2018

Oh my goodness, my husband will LOVE this! He's a huge carrot cake fan and he's training for some big races right now, so I'll whip this up for him to try after his next run

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply February 3, 2018

i never think of carrot flavor in my smoothie..and needs to change that.

suresh lukhi
Reply February 10, 2018

Thank you so much dear for sharing lot's details,Keep up the great work. :) :)

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