Carrot Milkshake

CARROT MILKSHAKE {With Fresh Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon}

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I use cooked carrots in this recipe! (So, it is gentle for healing diets, with GAPS cultured and AIP non-dairy variations.)  Cooked carrots aren’t that weird in a milkshake or smoothie.  Think cooked pumpkin! Pumpkin shakes, pumpkin ice cream, carrot cake… and we make and serve Carrot-Cinnamon frozen yogurt at our ice cream shops, not to mention our Bunny Food Milkshake.  In our Bunny Food we use carrot juice; so why didn’t I use fresh carrot juice here?

Cooked carrots are even gentler.  They fit on the Intro. Diet of GAPS and some of us need that gentle of nutrition.  Additionally, the inspiration for this shake came from the low-FODMAP diet, catered toward those who sometimes can’t eat winter squash (pumpkin) without bloating.  And it’s DELICIOUS!  This is as close as some of us get to ice cream and it’s a happy nearness.

The strategy is to steam the carrots, then freeze them in bite-size chunks.

I use cooked carrots in this recipe! So, yes, it is gentle for healing diets, with GAPS cultured and AIP non-dairy variations. Cooked carrots aren't that weird in a milkshake or smoothie. Think cooked pumpkin! Pumpkin shakes, pumpkin ice cream, carrot cake... and we make and serve Carrot-Cinnamon frozen yogurt at our ice cream shops, not to mention our Bunny Food Milkshake. In our Bunny Food we use carrot juice; so why didn't I use fresh carrot juice here?

Here’s how you do it!

 

Carrot Milkshake
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Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours + 30 minutes to steam and then freeze the carrots
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours + 30 minutes to steam and then freeze the carrots
Carrot Milkshake
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours + 30 minutes to steam and then freeze the carrots
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours + 30 minutes to steam and then freeze the carrots
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the frozen carrot chunks and raw milk (or coconut milk) into blender with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and stevia (or honey).
  2. Blend on medium speed until the slushy puree is smooth, about 30-50 seconds.
  3. Add heavy cream and process for 10 seconds more.
  4. Adjust the sweetener according to your preference, adding a bit more stevia if needed; and blend again briefly.
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* I use NuNaturals stevia but even with this one brand they have FIVE strengths of sweetness (five products that each vary in their potency), which makes it very hard to use in recipes!  If you use stevia regularly, you will have no trouble knowing how much you like.  If not, here are the varieties and some guidelines to know how much to use:

  • Reb99- This is my favorite.  It’s 99% pure with no added dextrose.  You only need a few sprinkles to sweeten one serving.  So with this recipe, I use 2 sprinkles to start, and one or more sprinkles if needed.
  • White powder stevia without dextrose- This is the one we use at our frozen yogurt shops because it isn’t quite as concentrated so we can actually measure a full teaspoon out for big recipes or 1/8 tsp. for a recipe that will serve 4.  If you have this variety, start with 1/16 tsp.
  • White powder with dextrose- This is the kind that comes in packets and it’s more diluted, not as strong.  I don’t use this kind because I don’t like dextrose.  But my guess is you’d start with 1/8 tsp.
  • Liquid tincture with alcohol base- I do like this option.  Start with 10-15 drops and add more if needed.
  • Alcohol-free liquid tincture- This version is made with palm-sourced glycerine and may be ideal for those who can’t have any alcohol.  Depending on the brand, the glycerin-based stevias vary a lot in their sweetness.  With NuNaturals, the sweetness is comparable to the alcohol-based version.  But other brands have sweeter or less sweet versions.  Definitely taste-test the glycerin versions of stevia before using them to see how much it takes to sweeten 12 ounces of liquid.  It may be just 2-3 drops and it may be closer to 10 drops.  If you use NuNaturals alcohol-free tincture in this recipe, start with 10 drops; then adjust according to your preference.

  • This sounds DELICIOUS!!! Would the coconut flavor be good if I use coconut milk?

  • Yes, I think so, personally. Also the fat from coconut milk, (as well as from dairy), helps the body to assimilate the vitamin A from the carrots. I would love the coconut milk flavors with pumpkin pie flavors; and this is similar. Hope you love it! 🙂

  • How much ginger and turmeric would you need if it’s not raw?

  • Mmmm! I would *never* have thought of a carrot smoothie… but this sounds delicious!
    ***pinning now***
    ~ Christine

  • Use 1/2 tsp. ginger and 1/4 tsp. turmeric. Great question. 🙂

  • So glad, thanks! 🙂

  • What do you think of freezing a supply of these smoothies to take on the run. And how long can I keep them in the freezer

  • In general I like the idea a lot. But I’m also a big fan of rotating foods; so maybe doing it 3-4 days a week but not every day? I’m too familiar with food intolerances that develop otherwise. Also, the smoothies will defrost unevenly, so as long as you don’t mind that, that the outside will get liquidy and the inside core will be hard. You could defrost them in the fridge overnight, each time you plan to take them; and that way they will defrost more evenly. Another idea is to freeze the smoothie in ice cube trays; then pop out the pieces and store them in an airtight container- either bring them as is or blend them with added liquid for a fresher texture. How long the smoothie will last in the freezer depends on how much air they’re exposed to, probably one month at a time. Hope it’s a helpful way to bring a healthy food on the go! 🙂

  • Melissa

    Yummm! Wondering I can add a TB of gelatin to add those benefits as well. The green Great Lakes kind??

  • Yes, if you add collagen that would work great! (Gelatin would have to be heated/melted first and it would affect the texture. But their collagen would be perfect! 🙂 ) Either Great Lakes or Vital Proteins.

  • Tina

    This looks delicious. I’m going to definitely recommend this to my clients. Thanks!

  • Thank you, Tina! So glad it will be helpful! 🙂

  • Andrea Wyckoff

    This shake sounds incredible!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Andrea! So glad. 🙂 I hope you get to make it.

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, definitely!! 🙂