Carrot Cake Protein Shake

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Question: Can You Have Your Cake and Drink It Too?

Why, YES, you can... And Why It's GREAT For You:
  • Almost TWENTY TWO Grams of Protein
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Very high in calcium
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A

Compiled using CalorieCount via About.com

When I first met Justin, I remember wanting badly to make him a cake (gifts are my love language and delicious-yet-healthy treats are my food language, so by the transitive properties of gifting-love-dom... umm... nevermind). I remember standing in the baking aisle at Jewel, with him on the phone. There I was, staring right at a box of carrot cake mix, and I asked him… “Do you like carrot cake?”  His response? It’s not my favorite.

Woe is me. I guess we’ll go with Chocolate, then..

So, when I suggested trying out and altering a Carrot Cake Milkshake recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie, I was utterly surprised at his response: Let’s do it! Looks delicious.

In fact, it was even his idea, after returning from doing the Body By Science workout at the gym, to turn it into a protein shake. And so we did.

Protein shakes are something I’m working on for you guys… because I want to show you that protein shakes should be utterly delicious. So here’s “Episode Two” (For episode one , check out peanut butter banana protein shakes). Because it should not only be good FOR you, but it should also TASTE good, too! 

Carrot Cake Protein Shake
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 216
Protein Per Serving: 21.8 g
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Weight Watchers Points (Old): 4
Weight Watchers Points Plus (New): 5

Ingredients (makes two, so cut it in half if you only want one... or you can opt to chill the second glass for the next day!):
  • 1 large banana, frozen (it will save you a headache if you peel it, then put it in a bag and freeze it... but if you forget, you can always peel it afterward with a knife and your very very frozen fingers)
  • 1 cup milk (skim milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk are both great, but any milk substitute will also work -- just be aware that slight flavor changes will come with any major substitutions!) **Caloric information compiled using unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 servings protein powder (Just use the prescribed amount per persoof powder for one "serving" of your particular brand)
  • 2 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 small carrot (or two baby carrots), peeled
  • Tiny dash of salt

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Add a few cubes of ice only if your blender is good enough to chop them all up! 
  3. Blend well and serve!


  1. did you cook the carrot like chocolate covered katie says to do? i'm trying to figure out if it will make a big enough difference. thanks!

    1. Nope! I think it just helps make it softer, but I trust my blender!

  2. Made this and it was yummy! Always in search for a tasty and healthy smoothie! Thanks for sharing!!


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