Carrot Cake in a protein smoothie? Technically there is no cake in this recipe, but the combination of the Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Vanilla Protein Powder, oats, carrot juice and cinnamon remind me of a slice of carrot cake minus the cream cheese frosting on top.
The 1/2 cup carrot juice in this smoothie provides vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, B-6, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, calcium and more than 100% of your daily requirement for vitamin A. Carrots are also a valuable source of antioxidant vitamins that help prevent premature aging.
Using uncooked rolled oats in this smoothie means you get all the health benefits of 1 cup of cooked oats in just 1/2 cup of uncooked (difference is the water content of the cooked oatmeal). That translates into 6 added grams of protein and 4 grams of added fibre plus the benefit of thiamine, iron, zinc, selenium and copper.
And there is more. The 1 tsp of cinnamon is reported to help regulate blood sugars, has anti-inflammatory properties and gives you 40% of your daily requirement of manganese.
This Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie lets you have your cake and get healthy too!
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
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