Yes, you read that right, carrot cake juice. What the wha. . .? Yep, I pureed a slice of cake. Grab a straw. Kidding! That would be nothing short of disgusting.
Nope, this carrot cake juice is made with fruits, a few nuts, spices and honey. Now here’s the secret ingredient that really makes this recipe: granola. It gives the whole ensemble that cake-like taste. I figure if people throw oatmeal in their smoothies, why not granola. And let me tell you, the granola makes this recipe.
I can’t take credit for this fun dessert to juice concept. It belongs to Williams-Sonoma. I partnered up with them to create a juice around one of my favorite desserts. As you can see, I chose a tropical carrot cake to go with–that’s why you see the pineapple and mango.
And if you love cake like I do, here’s one with a few less calories and way healthier. Did I just say that? Scratch. Here’s a juice that tastes as good as cake, but without the frosting. I know, I miss the frosting too, so I had a cupcake after this to get my buttery fill—you can too, so get juicing.
Small note: I used a Blendtec to make this. If your blender isn’t as powerful, your juice may be slightly grainy from the granola not being fully pulverized. If you really want to make this even smoother, check out these juicers from William-Sonoma here. Psst. . . I’m going to ask Santa for the Huron Slow Juicer.
Carrot Cake Juice
- 5 oz. carrots
- 3 oz. mango
- 3 oz. pineapple
- 3/4 oz. coconut
- 1/4 oz. walnuts
- pinch of fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 3/4 oz. granola
- 8 oz. orange juice
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I wish I was drinking this right now! Sounds and looks delish!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
Carrot cake in a drinkable, juice format? YES PLEASE. I am so all about this idea. Pinned!
Kevin @ Closet Cooking says
Cake in a juice? I’m in! 🙂
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Only the best sounding juice on the planet!! Yum!
Tieghan Gerard says
I am not normally a juice person, but I think I could handle this one! 🙂
perfect for balancing out the Halloween candy!
Jennifer Farley says
So many lovely flavors here 🙂
Brian Samuels says
Love all of these flavors. I haven’t pulled my juicer out in a while but was recently thinking it’d be fun to play around. Need to give this one a try.
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
Is there a way I can bottle this up and drink it forever? Because if I could, I would!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
This would be perfect to start the day with! Looks so good!
Catalina @ Shades of Pink says
with all the tropical fruits I am sure this tastes like a decadent dessert 🙂
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
What a genius idea! My wife is all about making all sorts of juices lately… totally need to show her this!
What a great idea, Naomi! Love the fresh ginger…yum!
Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says
I love carrot cake – this sounds so good!
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says
using granola is such a great idea!!!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
So fun, breakfast has never looked better!
Mirta Porley says
This juice is great to start the day with a lot of energy , looks delicious .
Jenny Flake says
Love!! Great color!
This looks great, very different!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
I love that you put granola in this! It was so awesome meeting you and Matt!!
Naomi Robinson says
So great to meet you, Jocelyn! You are so much fun!!
Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life says
Love the granola idea 🙂 I usually add some oats to my banana smoothies to give them some texture.
A smoothie that tastes like cake is the best way to start the day healthily, because the Christmas cookies are already calling my name!