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
Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
*If you prefer not to have the texture of rolled oats in your smoothie you can pulse the oats in the bullet or blender before adding the remaining ingredients.
Store any extras in ice cube trays in the freezer to be added to your next Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie.
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