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HMR Healthy Solutions Carrot Cake Shake

I have had a weird craving for carrot cake. And I can’t deny that a giant piece would totally hit the spot right now. Creamy icing. Sweet carrot and fruit flavors.

But I know I would feel pretty gross if I ate a slice of carrot cake. The sugar crash and high calories would be disadvantageous to the lifestyle I strive to maintain.

So I created something that honestly, I wasn’t sure would work. However after having a shake for breakfast and another in a thermos for an afternoon snack, I am already planning on making this again tomorrow!

And laugh if you want, but this is the first HMR shake I have added any fruits or veggies to. I know! I am shocked too! I won’t do it a ton because I like to chew my produce but I will definitely be playing around some more in the future!

Feel free to adjust the amount of syrups and cinnamon to your taste. This is definitely a sweet shake!

HMR Carrot Cake Shake

  • 1 HMR Vanilla 800 packets (you can sub in your HMR vanilla shake of choice)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 small apple
  • 5 pumps Torani sugar-free vanilla bean syrup
  • 3 pumps Torani sugar-free vanilla cinnamon syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 8 ice cubes

Blend carrot, apple and water together first to break down the produce. Add shake mix, syrups, and cinnamon. You may need additional water depending on how pulpy you want it. Add ice cubes.

I use a Vitamix which breaks everything down very nicely. Results may vary with blender choice as to the consistency.

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4 responses

  1. christinekweith

    I hope you will consider putting this recipe on the @HMRDiet recipe section of the website – have you tried cooked carrots?

    January 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    • I just submitted it! Cooked carrots in a shake or on their own?

      January 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

  2. Cruz, Gregory T.

    I like it! That is a sweet shake!

    Greg Cruz
    Behavioral Health Educator
    HMR Weight Management Program
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    (650) 404-8256
    http://www.ahealthyweight.org

    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    – Winston Churchill

    January 14, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    • It is definitely sweet but adding the water and ice amps up the volume — I added even more water the next day and the flavor was extended for even more volume!

      January 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm

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