Tastes-Like-Pumpkin-Pie Carrot Smoothie


February 12, 2013

This carrot smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app is a healthy treat that won’t spike your sugar levels.

This carrot smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app is a great healthy treat that won’t spike your sugar levels.

This carrot smoothie is absolutely incredible, and is suitable for diabetics, and those people on alkaline diets or sugar-restricted or low carb diets.

I don’t mind tooting my own horn and proclaiming that I have hit the jackpot with this carrot juice smoothie.

This raw pumpkin pie smoothie was a surprise for Scott who has been maintaining a strict vegan, alkaline diet. He has had nothing sweeter than a carrot in over six months.

In this smoothie, carrot juice, coconut meat, and almond butter come together with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to create a taste reminiscent of pumpkin pie without all of the carbs and sugar.

The raw almond butter, coconut, and carrot juice add natural sweetness, and then the Sweet Leaf English Toffee stevia adds a touch of magic. There is no bitter after-taste and plenty of sublime flavor.

You won’t believe this pumpkin pie smoothie doesn’t have any sugar in it. I just about squealed with excitement when I got the blend just right. I surprised Scott with a big old jar of this pumpkin pie smoothie when I picked him up at the airport after a few days of skiing.

His response, “I can have this?” He was thrilled, and now the pressure is on to create the next alkaline treat.

Find this smoothie and more delicious recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

 

Tastes-Like-Pumpkin-Pie Carrot Smoothie

This carrot smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app is a great healthy treat that won’t spike your sugar levels.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) fresh carrot juice, strained
  • 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup (180g) raw coconut meat
  • 1/4 cup (60g) raw almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • 30 drops SweetLeaf English Toffee liquid stevia (or 1/2 cup (43g) chopped pitted dates)
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 17

  1. Can you substitute dried and shredded coconut flakes for the 1 cup raw coconut meat? If so, would it be a 1-to-1 exchange?

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hey Zosia,
      The fresh raw coconut not only adds a delicious creamy texture to this smoothie, but also natural alkaline sweetness. You won’t get exactly the same results with dried coconut meat. However, you could add about 1/2 cup of unsweetened dried coconut, and add one avocado. It will change the personality of this smoothie, and you will have to tweak the other ingredients. However, you could still get great results. Let me know how you go.

  2. Oh, goody! I have all the ingredients in the kitchen! 🙂 I was about to make a huge smoothie to take with Scott and I after our evening yoga class and I just decided it is going to be THIS ONE! The dogs can have the carrot pulp on their food – nothing wasted. Thanks!!! XO

  3. Woah… carrots plus coconut meat!? Those are two of my favourite things, I absolutely must try this recipe soon. Sounds so nutritious and sweet 🙂 I always admire your creativity

    1. Hey Virginia, steamed and roasted sweet potato is FABULOUS in smoothies. Try my sweet potato pie smoothie. SO good! You could absolutely use sweet potato in this blend and it would taste amazing. However, for those on a strict alkaline diet, it is too acidic. So, that is why I used carrot juice. It also creates a lovely pumpkin flavour when mixed with the coconut meat and almond butter. But, if you would prefer to use sweet potato, just tweak other flavours to taste. Enjoy 🙂

  4. This recipe is alkaline-forming. Raw carrot juice, fresh almond milk, raw coconut meat, raw almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and Celtic sea salt are all on the alkaline spectrum, and while stevia isn’t specifically alkaline forming, it isn’t acid-forming like other sweeteners.

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