carrot-cake

Sometimes you just crave carrots.

No?

Just me?

Well, recently I was crazing carrots as well as something sweet. I thought I’d eat some carrots and a side of raw yogurt with honey. And then I thought, duh – carrot cake. But who wants to go through the trouble of making an entire carrot cake for one little craving?

I’ve actually found that turning whatever you’re craving into a smoothie works out really well. It’s way easier than making the whole dessert and it’s healthy (if you do it right). Want chocolate cake? Make a chocolate smoothie. Want blueberry pie? Turn it into a smoothie. Want carrot cake? Make this.

And wondering what’s so superfood-y about it? Carrots are a great source of vitamin C as well as potassium. They also help expel excess estrogen from the body (which can help prevent cancer). The egg yolks are a multivitamin rich in A, E, D and K as well as choline. And the gelatin heals and seal gut lining, firms skin, reduces cellulite and wrinkles while strengthening bones, joints and cartilage.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk or raw/grass-fed milk (I use THIS coconut milk)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced into smaller portions
  • 1 pastured egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp gelatin (find gelatin HERE)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (find raw honey HERE)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • optional: ice (I usually don’t add ice to my smoothies)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and turn on high until completely smooth. I recommend a Vitamix (found HERE) to get it completely smooth. It’s the best blender ever.

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