One thing I love is something that tastes like a treat, and is a treat, but is a healthier version that doesn’t set us back. It’s like a dream come true, right? Okay, so to be real this recipe isn’t the exact same thing as eating a big ole piece of carrot cake, BUT it’s pretty darn good and gives you plenty of beauty nutrients to boot. Introducing…my new Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe.
By the way, we all have sweet cravings and want treats sometimes. That’s normal as can be. No one has to be perfect! Be sure to check out other delish recipes to help satisfy those cravings in a healthier way right here!
Oh, so back to this recipe. It’s actually perf for this time of year. It will brighten your skin with the beta-carotene- filled carrots and boost your metabolism with the warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg!
Beauty Food #25: Carrots
We’ve all heard at some point in our lives, that carrots are good for the eyes. While this is true, did you know carrots should be one of your top beauty foods to help create gorgeous hair too?! Carrots are #25 on my top Beauty Foods list from my book The Beauty Detox Foods, as an awesome hair-building food.
This bright colored orange root contains the highest amounts of beta-carotene, the precursor for Vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for a well-moisturized and shiny head of hair, but most important is in promoting a healthy scalp—which is needed for the growth of healthy hair. So carrots got your back- or in this case, your hair :).
Another amazing benefit is that natural healers have long believed that carrots possess strong cleansing properties that are extremely effective in cleansing our livers—removing toxins from the blood and thus, aiding in transporting nutrients and nourishing hair, and all around our bodies.
If that wasn’t enough to get you started on this smoothie, carrots also contain calcium, potassium, iron, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, K, and biotin—amazing, anti-aging and beautifying properties. Let’s carrot- up and make this awesome smoothie!!
Add 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk to blender.
Next, add ½ cup of unsweetened coconut yogurt.
Then add in your chopped carrots.
Add the banana.
Then your dates.
Then your spices and vanilla. Starting the blender on a low speed, blend until smooth. If needed gradually increase to higher speeds and blend until smooth.
You can find more creative ways to include more carrots in your daily routines, in The Beauty Detox Solution book, under Beauty Detox recipes in Part III. As you can see, I am a big carrot lover :).
At Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change event with Glow Bio being served. Remember that a great gift to yourself to kick the new year off right is a 3 or 5 day cleanse, unique and powerful and designed by yours truly! 🙂 Take great care of yourself Beauty and lots of love. xo