I’ve been loving on my “crunch bowls” or “dessert soups” for snacks or breakfasts. It’s more satiating and longer-lasting than a bowl of cereal with all the texture and flavor that I crave.
Lately I’ve been in the mood for carrot cake and warm spices so when I was short on time and had an abundance of baby carrots, I knew just how to use up a few. Too lazy to pull out the juicer (and clean it), I opted for a speedy blender bowl with a carrot cake-inspired recipe!
Side note: I had good intentions when I bought a juicer but I have yet to use it since the first few times I’ve pulled it out. I have a weakness for kitchen gadgets but ones that require a bit of cleaning have been set to the side with my schedule these days…excuses, excuses 🙂 My speedy blender came to the rescue, again!
If you aren’t keen on slurping this “dessert soup” from a bowl, sip this from a glass in smoothie form 🙂
Carrot Cake Crunch Bowl (inspired by my Recovery Crunch Cereal Bowl)
6-7 baby carrots, chopped
1/2 cup plain coconut milk yogurt (can use cottage cheese, tofu or other yogurt for variations)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple (can omit
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional
splash of pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 medjool date or drizzle of honey or agave (do not use honey if vegan)
4-5 ice cubes
2 Tbsp raw buckwheat groats (granola can be subbed)
1 -2 Tbsp chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds (or a combo)
1 -2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (or shredded coconut)
1. In a blender, combine carrots through ice and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
2. Pour into a bowl, top with buckwheat groats, nuts and coconut flakes and enjoy!
4 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Crunch Bowl”
I can see myself getting into this for breakfast once the weather warms up a bit, which, in SF, will probably be next week!
I made a version of this adding molasses instead of pineapple. It’s great to be able to eat ‘carrot cake’ mid-afternoon as a snack and feel great about it. Thanks for this creative snack/breakfast idea!
Note: I only added 2 teaspoons of molasses instead of the 1/4 cup pineapple. This made it takes more like pumpkin pie to me than carrot cake, but that was fine with me!
what do you mean by “combine carrots through ice”?