If you frequent my blog you will know that I love nut butter, I add it to almost everything including salads. After a workout one day I was craving one of my carrot nut butter salads but knew my stomach wouldn’t handle it well. I thought about just having some carrots and peanut butter but I decided to whip up a Nutty Carrot Shake. For about a week I tried so many different variations with different nut butters. Tastes great with peanut butter like Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator one of my favs, almond butter tastes amazing with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, and even nut/seed butters like Nuttzo. Have an empty peanut butter jar, I happened to have a few one day and instead of using all of them to make overnight oats I added some almond milk to a Peanut Butter & Co White Chocolate Wonder jar, gave it a shake and put it in the refrigerator and later made a shake and enjoyed it in the container.
Nutty Carrot Protein Shake
Makes 1 serving
1 c non dairy milk of choice (used So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk Plus)
2-3 carrots cut into chunks, or about 1 cup of shredded carrots if your blender cannot handle chunks
1 TBSP peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (used Vega Performance Protein Vanilla)
1 date, optional
1 c ice
In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend everything except ice together until smooth. Add ice and blend smooth. Enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.