I usually like to hide veggies in shakes…but this time the vegetable gets the spotlight!
I’m trying to shake things up with my smoothies (pun sort of intended) and attempt new flavours. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut…usually chocolate or green smoothies are my go-to shake. However, it’s good to have some variety.
This is a sweet, creamy shake that is great for after a workout! Or maybe it’s your solution to getting your kids to eat their carrots. It’s full of nutritional goodness and it’s pretty yummy too!
I recommend that you use carrot juice (Bolthouse Farms has a delicious juice!) instead of almond milk when blending for a stronger carrot flavour. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any in the house…so I went for a milder carrot flavour with organic baby carrots. This serves 2.
Carrot Cake Protein Shake
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup organic baby carrots
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 tsp. organic flaxseed
- 4 cubes ice
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla
- Walnuts, crushed
Blend in your high-speed blender. Pour into two glasses and top with crushed walnuts. Enjoy!
Pour one tall glass…or share with someone!
Nutritional Info (per serving): Cals: 130, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 175mg, Carbs: 15g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 8g, Protein: 12g
Note: Calories will be more or less depending on what kind of protein powder you use.
What Easter Means to Me
This time of year is really special. It’s not just that we get to hang out with family and maybe relax…I love the Easter story.
…And there’s parts of it that I don’t like. On Good Friday we remember the sacrifice that was made that day. The fact that Jesus was tortured, beaten, and crucified so that He could make a way for us to be with Him forever. Taking my sin and offering me the gift of eternal life…the most beautiful gift ever given.
The best part of the Easter story, is when death gives way to life…to victory. The part when the Hero can’t be hindered by such a small thing as death anymore. I wouldn’t want my life in any other hands but His.
(click photo for source and a message of hope)
Easter is such a wonderful time to remember that gift of life!
Do you have any special Easter memories? What are you doing for Easter?
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