Ok so maybe it’s not really a carrot cake that you sink your teeth into. And it doesn’t have nuts. And it doesn’t have raisins. 🙂
But it is super healthy and it sure did taste like I was enjoying a carrot cake on an autoimmune protocol diet!
Many of my friends have seen me use carrot peels for many different things over the last few years. I just hate the thought of wasting a perfectly good part of the veggie. I actually have tried to just scrub my carrots and chop them that way but…I don’t know…they just don’t taste the same not being peeled. And I didn’t want all these great peels to just go to compost. Especially since sweet hubby and I go back and forth on composting. That is a conversation for another day for sure!!! Lol…
So back to carrot peels…
I have created fun fried carrot peels..roasted…etc…with lots of different seasoning ideas. I have used them in soups…chopped them up finer and used them for slaws. I have cooked them up and pureed them for muffins….or created an apple like sauces.
But my most recent realization came about due to laziness! I didn’t feel like cooking them up and getting anything dirty. I was contemplating what I wanted to do with them as I was about to make a green shake and that’s when I thought…”hmmm…a carrot cake shake!”
Oh it was absolutely wonderful! I blended together:
about a handful of peels (if not more)
hand full of spinach (but you can leave the green out if so be)….
tbsp of cinnamon (I really like cinnamon)…..
1 tsp ginger…..
1 tsp vanilla….
1/3 cup of full fat coconut milk…..
1/2 cup water…..
I think about 5-8 drops of stevia, it really just depends on how sweet you want it….
a scoop of collagen protein….
blend and YUM!!!
What a refreshing satisfying treat on a hot summer afternoon!
Have a fabulously delightful day!
Many hugs and blessings dear readers…family….friends…