Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie from The Fitchen
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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie

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This carrot cake oatmeal smoothie recipe is made with 6 simple ingredients. It provides a whole serving of veggies, plus fiber and protein. Perfect for breakfast, as a pre-workout, or as a post-workout!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie - CREAMY vegan smoothie with oats and carrots. 6 ingredients and SO filling. Can prep ahead the carrots and other ingredients to make it quickly.

Oatmeal smoothies. Have you heard of them? Have you tried one? Do you think this sounds gross? Or are you an oatmeal-lover? Just curious. Because, ya know. Here’s an oatmeal smoothie for you – carrot cake style! If you’re wanting to jazz up your breakfast routine or throw a new smoothie into the rotation, you’re in the right place.

We’re taking simple ingredients – oats, carrots, banana, dates, coconut milk, and cinnamon – and making a dreamy, creamy power smoothie out of the mix. This bad boy tastes like a carrot cake milkshake AND packs a seriously filling nutritional punch. Breakfast? Yes. Lunch? Sure. Pre-workout? Yup. Post-workout? Definitely.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie - CREAMY vegan smoothie with oats and carrots. 6 ingredients and SO filling. Can prep ahead the carrots and other ingredients to make it quickly.

To be completely honest, I was a little skeptical about the idea of an oatmeal smoothie. I’ve been hearing people rave about them for the past few months but I just couldn’t get past the oatmeal part of the equation. I’m not a big oatmeal fan. In fact, I don’t really like oatmeal at all. There was a brief phase where I forced myself to eat it in the mornings because it was “healthy,” but that involved a lot of brown sugar and therefore probably wasn’t even healthy at all.

So oatmeal in a smoothie? I wasn’t crazy about the idea but I tried it anyway. And guess what? (You probably already know what I’m about to say since I’m posting an oatmeal smoothie recipe.) I made a believer out of myself. I understand the oatmeal smoothie hype now – actually, I understand this much better than the whole smoothie bowl craze. This is a drinkable way to beef up my breakfast and get in a serving of oats… without eating oatmeal. BOOM.

As a side note, there are lots of add-in options for this smoothie! If you want it to be sweeter, a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, or a sprinkle of stevia will do the trick. You could add a spoonful of coconut oil for extra fat and calories. Chia, flax, or hemp seeds will mix right in. Heck, you could even add your favorite nut or seed butter. The possibilities are endless!

You know the drill… TRY THIS. Tell me what you think about it. And most definitely share an Instagram and tag #TheFitchen so I can share your magic!

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie - VEGAN oatmeal smoothie. 6 ingredients and SO filling. Can prep ahead the carrots and other ingredients to make it quickly.

5 from 11 reviews

This carrot cake oatmeal smoothie recipe is made with 6 simple ingredients. It provides a whole serving of veggies, plus fiber and protein. Perfect for breakfast, as a pre-workout, or as a post-workout!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 16 oz.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk beverage (I use SoDelicious regular flavor)
  • 1 cup boiled carrots (*see notes)
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional Add-ins

  • maple syrup for added sweetness
  • coconut oil
  • turmeric

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until well combined. I usually have to process twice to get the perfect smooth consistency.
Enjoy!

Notes

*I like to boil carrots ahead of time and refrigerate for when I need them. They can also be frozen – but, if you use frozen carrot, I recommend using thawed bananas or adding more coconut milk.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 363
  • Sugar: 22 g
  • Sodium: 66 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 56 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

55 Comments
  • Veronika
    February 19, 2018

    What a great idea to combine carrot cake and oatmeal in a smoothie! Win-win combination)

    • thefitchen
      February 20, 2018

      Yes! It’s the perfect combo. :)

  • Stacey
    February 18, 2018

    I’m going to have to give this a try soon, it sounds so good!!!

  • Leslie Haasch
    February 18, 2018

    I think some of my favorite recipes are the ones that you start out skeptical about – you hit gold with this one!

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    February 18, 2018

    We have oatmeal for breakfast several times a week but I never thought of making it into a smoothie. I guess it would be doable and we love carrot cake. This is going on the roster for the week.

  • Jen
    February 17, 2018

    I love smoothies in the morning for an easy, healthy, packable breakfast and these look like great flavors!

    • thefitchen
      February 18, 2018

      Me too! A whole breakfast in one drink. :)

  • Analida @ ethnicspoon.com
    February 16, 2018

    This is my kind of breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Enjoy! <3

  • Kate
    February 14, 2018

    What a great idea! I never would have thought about putting these flavors in a smoothie. It sounds delicious!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      I thought it was a crazy idea but it turned out amazing!

  • Jolina
    February 13, 2018

    We’re already big fans of overnight oats, we eat them almost everyday. So I guess oatmeal smoothies are the next step?? I’ve never really considered it before this but we’re constantly looking for pre and post workout drinks and meals. Looks like this would fit the bill!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Ah – perfect! You will love this smoothie!

  • i like the idea of boiling carrots ahead of time…esp if the blender isnt that powerful.

    also, i noticed on your recipe title, you probably meant carrot cake smoothie but it says cake cake smoothie, (which in my opinon sounds very delicious, double dose of cake in a smoothie :P)

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Yes! Prepping carrots ahead of time makes it way easier. Thanks for the heads up on the recipe card – got it corrected lol.

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    February 13, 2018

    I love carrots and this is such a fun use for them. What a great idea to prep the carrots ahead of time. So tasty!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      It’s an awesome way to sneak in a serving!

  • Patti @Patty Cake's Pantry
    February 13, 2018

    I’ve never tried an oatmeal smoothie, but since carrot cake is my hubbies favorite dessert, and since he eats oatmeal almost every morning all summer long, I’m definitely whipping up one of these for him to try.

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      You must try! Your hubby will definitely love it!

  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    February 13, 2018

    I haven’t heard about oatmeal smoothies! But now I can’t wait to make it as I love oatmeal! It has a beautiful color and I can just imagine how it tastes. Carrot cake? Yum! I want one now!!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Definitely give this a try! As an oatmeal lover, I’m sure you’ll enjoy. :)

  • e
    February 13, 2018

    I love that this smoothie is bursting with flavor but only takes 6 ingredients to make! Gorgeous, pinning for later!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Yes! The simpler, the better!

  • Joanna
    February 12, 2018

    I love carrot cakes! Never tried making it into a smoothie. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      You will love this smoothie!

  • Alisa Fleming
    February 12, 2018

    I love the simplicity of this smoothie, and who doesn’t love carrot cake?! I think I’d be tempted to add a pinch of nutmeg, too!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Ooooh! Good thinking!

  • Kristina @ Love & Zest
    February 12, 2018

    I love a good smoothie but when it tastes like dessert that is even better!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Right?! I agree 100%!

  • Lorie
    February 12, 2018

    I saw this on foodgawker the other day and was like, heyyyy I know her!!!! Love this and can’t wait to try!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Ha! So FoodGawker IS worth submitting to!

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    February 12, 2018

    You gotta love when smoothies resemble dessert. What a great (and delicious) way to start the day, or after a workout. I love carrot cake…so this is right up my alley.

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      For sure! Dessert… for breakfast. :D

  • Jessica Levinson
    February 12, 2018

    This is such a great way to start the day! A healthy and filling smoothie that the whole family will love!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Yes! Enjoy. :D

  • Sarah
    February 12, 2018

    This is my kind of smoothie, looks incredible and it’s been far too long since I’ve had a carrot cake smoothie. Thanks for inspiring me.

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Perfect – it’s time you had one, then! :D

  • Whitney E, R.D.
    February 12, 2018

    Carrot cake + oatmeal + smoothie = heaven in my mouth! This looks absolutely divine! I cannot wait to take this for breakfast (or dessert) very soon. It’s also got some wonderful health benefits :)

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Yusssss! Enjoy, lady!

  • Christine - Jar Of Lemons
    February 12, 2018

    Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious! Love the beautiful color, too. Perfect for spring!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Truth! It’s so bright and vibrant. :)

  • Matt
    February 12, 2018

    Such a unique twist on carrot cake, that is healthy! Well done guys!

    • thefitchen
      February 16, 2018

      In drinkable form! :D

  • Ilana
    February 12, 2018

    It sounds like the perfect boost into the week! Not a big fan of oatmeals, but would love to give it a try!

    • thefitchen
      February 12, 2018

      I’m the same way – but this is a great alternative to oatmeal. You can’t even tell it contains oats! :)

  • Kiki Johnson
    February 11, 2018

    As a lover of carrot cake, I would be all over this! Cannot have enough healthy breakfast options!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • thefitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Oh, you will love this smoothie then! Enjoy! :D

  • Julie
    February 11, 2018

    I’ve never heard of an oatmeal smoothie – interesting idea. I’ll have to try it. I wonder if the added oatmeal will help you feel “full” longer – that’s my issue with smoothies normally – I’m hungry an hour later.

    • thefitchen
      February 12, 2018

      It definitely keeps you feeling full! I have the same issue with most smoothies, but this one rocks.

  • Nicole Tingwall
    February 11, 2018

    Carrot cake is one of my favorites, so I am absolutely making this soon! And the color is gorgeous!

    • thefitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Perfect – you will love this smoothie! Enjoy. :)

  • Mairi
    February 11, 2018

    I love love love the look of this – fantastic health benefits, and above everything it just looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    • thefitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Yes! Enjoy! :D

  • Jere Cassidy
    February 10, 2018

    I have not heard of the oatmeal smoothies. I love oatmeal and your recipe does sound really good.

    • thefitchen
      February 12, 2018

      I’ve been hearing about them everywhere lately. Now I’m sold! You’ll love it. :)

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