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My Vegan Cardamom Carrot Cake Smoothie tastes exactly like carrot cake batter but is packed full of heart healthy, anti-aging, digestion-aiding ingredients. Gorgeous heirloom carrots, hearty pear and fresh ginger combine with frozen bananas, pineapple, gluten free quick oats, vanilla protein powder, creamy cashew milk, a splash of bright lemon and a medley of warming, anti-inflammatory spices to create a nourishing, spring-inspired smoothie. The next time you're craving the essence of carrot cake, indulge in this sweet and spicy smoothie to treat yourself to some incredible health benefits!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Justine



  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • Half a pear
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup gluten free quick oats
  • 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 5 dried apricots
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom


  • Diced dried apricots
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Toasted shredded coconut
  • Pineapple
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. If you don’t have frozen bananas (or pineapple) on hand, you’ll need to make some! Frozen bananas are absolutely essential for a thick, creamy smoothie (trust me — you’ll thank me later!). To make them, simply peel and slice your bananas, peel and chop your pineapple, then scoop them into plastic bags and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  2. Chop / mince (if necessary) and add all fresh ingredients, along with your frozen ingredients to your Vitamix (or similar).

  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the Vegan Cardamom Carrot Cake Smoothie into a glass and garnish with fresh toppings. Some of my favourite include diced dried apricots, toasted walnuts, toasted unsweetened shredded coconut, pineapple and a dash of cinnamon.

  5. Serve immediately, enjoying before it thaws!

Recipe Notes

• Make sure to blend the ingredients together thouroughly, since the carrots can be difficult to break down.

• If you want your smoothie to be completely silky in texture, you can omit the oatmeal, but it will taste less like cake.