Carrot cake smoothie

This quick and easy smoothie is inspired by the flavour of a classic carrot cake. Sip on this guilt-free version and enjoy it as a breakfast or snack. It will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Ready in

20 minutes

Serving size

Makes 750 ml
Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) raisins
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) strong warm Rooibos tea
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
  • ½ small pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 medium apple in the skin, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) uncooked ordinary oats or ground almonds
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • a pinch each ground nutmeg and ginger, or to taste
  • lemon juice to taste


  1. Soak raisins in Rooibos tea for 10-15 minutes to soften.
  2. Place all the ingredients with the soaked raisins in a large jug. Blend with a stick blender until well blended. Season to taste with more ground spices and lemon juice.
  3. Pour smoothie mixture into glasses and garnish with any extra elements used in the mixture; like a lemon wedge and sprinkle of cinnamon. If too thick, thin down with a little water or more Rooibos tea to your preference.


  1. Peanut butter & blueberry smoothie: Replace the carrot and pineapple with another small banana and ½ cup (125 ml) frozen or fresh blueberries. Blend as above with 2 tbsp (30 ml) peanut butter (with no added salt or sugar) and 50 ml strong Rooibos tea. Garnish with more berries and ground spices. Makes 500 ml, to serve: two portions.
  2. Overripe fruit, like berries or bananas, can be frozen in freezer bags – perfect for an ice-cold smoothie. First slice bigger fruit like banana or pineapple, and then freeze.

Carrot cake smoothie

Peanut butter & blueberry smoothie

Look at the tips in this recipe to make this delicious adaption.

Peanut butter and blueberry smoothie

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