Don’t you just love dessert for breakfast? Of course eating actual carrot cake for breakfast isn’t exactly a healthy or energizing way to start your morning, but this cool and creamy smoothie is the best of both worlds. Actually, you’ll love this smoothie anytime you want a perfect breakfast, dessert or even a snack.

This carrot cake smoothie tastes just like your favorite carrot cake dessert, only lighter and healthier — so it’s totally guilt free. The Greek yogurt replaces with cream cheese so you’ll get a filling dose of protein instead of fat. Maple syrup makes for a great smoothie sweetener, and it can work really well, so start with just a tablespoon and adjust accordingly from there.

It’s just eight ingredients and can be whipped up in no time with any high speed blender in under 5 minutes. Keep this one on file for the new year, or for anytime you want to eat healthy but delicious breakfast ideas — um, duh! All the time!

And if you love carrot cake, check out these carrot cake pancakes!

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Healthy carrot cake smoothie

Serves 2 (or one large smoothie)


  • 3 medium carrots, washed and peeled
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup your favorite milk (I like 2% in this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp quality maple syrup
  • optional: 1 cup ice
  • optional garnishes: coconut flakes, toasted almond slices, fresh grated carrots


  1. Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Top with garnishes or serve as is. Yum!

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.