Unhealthy carrot cake cravings got you down? Try a Carrot Cake Protein Shake! This healthier alternative is packed with great macros and made with simple ingredients.
To get this shake smooth you’re going to need a blender. If you don’t have a blender, here’s a link to the one we’ve been using and recommend.
Add right into your blender 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla milk substitute or fat free milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 medium banana, 1 scoop of a vanilla or natural protein powder, 1/4 cup of rolled oats, 3 ounces of plain (lowest sugar) or vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 cup of peeled carrot slices, and 1 cup of ice.
You could also use any other complimenting flavored Greek yogurt like carrot cake to give this even more flavor!
Blend all of those ingredients together until you have your carrot cake protein shake.
Did you know that the easiest way to peel a banana is actually by pinching the “bottom” of it and peeling rather than breaking the stem?
Pour your shake into your favorite glass and optionally top it. I went with some carrot slices and ground cinnamon today! Let us know what you top yours with in the comments below.
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Carrot Cake Protein Shake
What We Used
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- 8 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Medium Banana
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Vanilla or Natural
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Cup Rolled Oats
- 3 Ounces Greek Yogurt - Plain or Vanilla Fat Free
- 1 Cup Carrots
- 1 Cup Ice
- Blend everything together
- Calories: 414
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 405mg
- Carbs: 55g
- Fiber: 8g
- Sugar: 23g
- Protein: 35g
look so delicious! is the shake for breakfast or snack?
You can have it whenever! I count/watch my calories personally so if I have room for it in my daily intake I’ll include it whenever I see fit. As long as you’re somewhat conscious about your daily intake it really won’t matter whether you have it for breakfast or randomly as a snack.