A Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl that tastes just like a slice of carrot cake! I can finally have my cake and eat it too…

A Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl that tastes just like a slice of carrot cake! I can finally have my cake and eat it too...

Today I’m starting something totally different. Well, different for me. I’m beginning the BBG workout series, a 12 week fitness guide that supposedly will get me bikini body ready.

I’ve been a huge fan of yoga for three years now, making it part of my daily practice. I enjoy coming to my mat and meditating though Warrior II and King Dancer. But the toning throughout my body has sort of flatlined, and I want to kick things up a notch.

Should I take a second to backtrack and say yes, I work out a lot? I don’t talk about it a lot because you guys seem to really like Salted Caramel Brownies and Nutella Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies. But between bites of cake and spoonfuls of ice cream, working out is a big part of my life. 

A Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl that tastes just like a slice of carrot cake! I can finally have my cake and eat it too...

I’m a strong believer in the 80/20 rule, where you eat healthy 80% of the time and allow yourself to indulge the other 20%. This blog is all about that 20%, though sometimes it can seem like it’s more like my 100%.

I believe in writing real and true-to-yourself content, so this year I’m making a pledge to write more about my daily life and diet. Yes, I eat brownies every day like it’s my job (because it is), but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t work hard on my body.

A Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl that tastes just like a slice of carrot cake! I can finally have my cake and eat it too...

And the truth is, I love me some healthy food. Like this carrot cake smoothie bowl.

My boyfriend and I have been all about smoothies for breakfast recently, and this smoothie really takes the cake.

Like, it seriously tastes like cake. Spiced, flavorful carrot cake.

It’s made with a whole 1/2 cup of shredded carrots to give you a dose of morning vegetables. Thickened with a banana and almond butter for carbs, protein, and healthy fats. Mixed with nonfat yogurt for probiotics. And flavored with coconut, pineapple, and cinnamon for a rich and complex flavor that will have you second guessing how healthy it really is.

A Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl that tastes just like a slice of carrot cake! I can finally have my cake and eat it too...

I can’t wait to share more of what I eat the other 80% of the time. Because who doesn’t want things like carrot cake smoothie bowls?

Oh! And I’m considering adding a few workout guides to the site to really round things out. What do you think?!

RECIPE

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2 smoothie bowls     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups plain non-fat yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots (liquid strained out)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the toppings

  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • sweetened coconut flakes
  • whole roasted almonds
  • shredded carrots
  • golden raisins

Instructions

  1. In a large blender, combine all smoothie ingredients and pulse on high speed until well blended.
  2. Pour equally into 2 large bowls, then top with toppings!

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This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

39 comments

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What a fantastic smoothie idea! I love seeing other than green smoothie bowl and carrot cake is a creative way to enjoy breakfast. And yes to 80/20! Good luck with your BBG workout series.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you for everything Linda! An orange smoothie is so much fun, and I’m so excited to begin the series!

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yum and would love to see your workouts!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So great to know, Margaret! I will put something together in the next month!!

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Looks so delicious! I’ve been having egg avocado toast literally every day for the past several months and I’ve been craving a new breakfast..this will be it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I went on one of those kicks for a while. Still love me some avo toast!!

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Oh yes please post your healthier recipes too. I really need to get back to the fitter me and I have lots of incentives this year to do it, but I feel in such a funk about sorting things out and I find myself reaching for the comforting food.

When you say 80/20 is that every day or on a weekly basis? So good 6 days out of 7? Also I wondered do you drink alcohol at all?

Sorry if the questions are too intrusive 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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OK, will do! And I don’t think of it in terms of days, more in terms of meals. So I’ll eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, do a hard workout, then eat a good dinner, and will cheat by eating dessert 🙂 I do drink alcohol, and I don’t count alcohol as a “cheat” or anything. For one, I don’t like to think of drinking as a need to then eat less or eat even more healthily. Secondly, I drink in moderation, so in a week I’ll have anywhere from 0-2 beers during the week and anywhere from 1-4 drinks on the weekend. Since I haven’t noticed any effect on my diet or my weight, coupled with the mental energy spent feeling bad about drinking, it is just not worth it to me to worry about calories from alcochol!

Happy to answer any more questions you have 🙂

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Girl I’m absolutely love this!!!! I want this smoothie bowl right now.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you friendddd!

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I love by the 80/20 rule, as well (most of the time 😉 Love this smoothie bowl, because I love carrot cake and cake for breakfast is always good!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You get me 🙂

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This looks delicious! I would also like to see your workouts. I love yoga, but don’t always have the time to make it to a studio.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s great to know, Kellie! Maybe I’ll make a post on them 🙂

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What a creative breakfast idea!! I am totally adding this to my routine!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I’ve done it for three days now and I love it!

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This looks so so delicious — I can’t wait to try it! Your photos are always so BEAUTIFUL. Everything always looks amazing. xo

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You’re too sweet. Thank you so much!

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This smoothie bowl looks beautiful and sounds delicious! And I would be ALL about learning more about your workouts!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh I’m so glad to hear that! OK, I think a post is in order!

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I love hearing about other people’s healthy lifestyles, would love to see that on here! It’s fun to see how other people motivate themselves to stay fit and healthy and it’s also a good way (for me) to try new things, whether those are recipes or workouts 🙂 This smoothie bowl looks delicious- and I love how the topics really mimic carrot cake 🙂

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This smoothie recipe is pure genius! Love the clean eating ingredients!

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I cannot wait to try this!! beautiful!

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Okay, I love this so much. And you know I’m all about the 80/20 rule. Dis why we besties. Can’t wait to share this!

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Love me a smoothie bowl and one that tastes like cake, takes the cake! (Too cheesy? Not sorry!)

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Totally with ya on the 80/20 and making working out a huge part of life but still making room for indulgences because brownies, HELLO.

I really super love the idea of carrot cake in a smoothie, I can’t wait to try it!! And YES to more posts on daily life and workouts! 🙂

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Love this! I’ve never made a smoothie with carrots before, so looking forward to giving it a try 🙂

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I’m a big fan of your blog. I’m confused by the smoothie bowl. Do you sit down and eat it with a spoon? Can you still pour it in a glass and go? Or should I add more liquid. I’d like to make them ahead for the week.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Michelle! You can easily pour it into a glass and go– that’s actually my way of choice. I’ll make a big batch and keep it in a mason jar in the fridge. If you find it too thick for your liking, add in a few tablespoons more of milk 🙂

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Thanks! It was perfect and delicious out of a glass. This will become a favorite smoothie for me.

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hi sarah –
I’ve seen smoothie bowls before, but this one was the first to make me try it. the only change I made was to use a frozen banana in the smoothie, so it was cold.

I found it to be interesting and delicious! I ate out all the “chunkies” with a spoon, but then switched to a glass with a straw. I’m not patient enough to eat the rest with a spoon! ;0)

I LOVE all your classic dessert recipes, but I love healthy recipes too (not for dessert though – those SHOULD be decadent!) I try to live by the 80/20 standard as well… I too, would be interested to hear about your workouts.

thanks for all the great recipes!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much for the comment, Jodi! I so appreciate it. I’m so glad you enjoyed the smoothie, and the 80/20 rule is life! Thank you for following along and thank you for supporting Broma Bakery!

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This looks so good! I love smoothie bowls and I love the idea of making a carrot cake flavor! I’m sure it’s amazing–definitely need to try this!

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It looks delicious!
What can i substitute for almond butter plz?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You can sub any nut butter!

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