Keto Carrot Cake Smoothie


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This keto carrot cake smoothie recipe is a quick and easy filling breakfast or snack between meals which tastes like dessert! Made with carrots, almond butter, and coconut milk, this low carb smoothie is thick, creamy and perfect to enjoy like a smoothie bowl! Dairy free, nut-free and sugar free!

A keto carrot cake smoothie topped with coconut and carrots

Keto Carrot Smoothie 

Growing up enjoying fruit-filled smoothies, I never would have thought them suitable on a keto diet.

However, through trial and error, I’ve come to find you can easily recreate thick, creamy and filling low carb smoothies, which taste amazing and keep you satisfied for hours.

When I have time, smoothies aren’t exactly my go-to breakfast. I usually opt for keto overnight oats, fluffy keto pancakes or the occasional breakfast cookie.

Recently, my cravings have been for something cold, creamy and quick, so smoothies were my go-to. 


It’s often assumed that any carb-heavy fruit or vegetable is strictly forbidden on a ketogenic diet, but I beg to differ- When used in small amounts, they can easily be included, as long as you don’t go overboard.

I often get asked if carrots are good for a keto diet or if they are considered low carb. 

Carrots are a nutritional powerhouse, providing tons of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, when following a keto diet, carrots should not be eaten in huge amounts. They are, at the end of the day, still primarily carbohydrates (and natural sugars). 

To still obtain the carrot flavor without going overboard in the carbs department, this recipe only used half a medium carrot, which yields a mere 1.5 grams in net carbs!

shredded carrots in a metallic cup

Taste-wise, this smoothie tastes like a delicious carrot cake, loaded with a sweet carrot flavor, with a hint of cinnamon.

Texture-wise, it ticks all the smoothie boxes- It’s so thick and so creamy, it’s almost like a thickshake! 

To make this keto carrot cake smoothie, you only need SIX ingredients-

  • Shredded carrots
  • Almond butter
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut yogurt
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Liquid Stevia 
  • Ice

That’s it!


Adding almond butter to the smoothie helps keep you fuller for longer, along with a richer flavor. It isn’t overpowering and blends well with the other ingredients.

You can substitute it with cashew butter or macadamia nut butter. If you can tolerate peanuts, peanut butter works well too. 


Enjoy this smoothie 100% nut-free, by replacing the almond butter with either tahini, sunflower seed butter or wow butter

It will still taste delicious and creamy, and suitable for those with allergies! 


Adding yogurt to the smoothie gives it a creamy flavor, and helps thicken the smoothie.

Coconut yogurt is a fantastic keto approved yogurt, which also is vegan-friendly and dairy-free. Aim for an unsweetened kind, to avoid added sugars. 


Personally, I prefer my smoothie to be super thick and creamy. In the past, I’d use frozen fruit to yield that consistency, however, to keep it keto friendly and low carb, we will use something else- Ice!

Contrary to popular belief, blending ice in your smoothie will make it extra thick and creamy. The key is to use minimal liquids (the minimal amount of coconut milk).

Be sure that you are using a high-speed blender (with ice blending properties) or a food processor


Are you a fan of enjoying your smoothie in a bowl? That works with this carrot cake smoothie!

Simply stop blending when the ice has just been blended, and transfer to a bowl. 

Add some fun toppings, like shredded coconut, chocolate chips or chop up a keto-friendly snack bar on top!

a keto carrot cake smoothie

Keto Carrot Cake Smoothie (Paleo, Vegan)

5 from 7 votes
A thick and creamy keto smoothie recipe which tastes like carrot cake! Secretly low carb and made with no sugar, it's like a healthy milkshake, perfect for breakfast! Sugar free, low carb, vegan and nut-free! 
Servings: 2 Smoothies
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes


  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt can sub for any yogurt of choice
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 1-2 servings liquid stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup ice * See notes


  • Add all your ingredients, except for your ice, in a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse/blend until just combined. 
  • Add your ice and blend until desired consistency is achieved. 
  • Pour into two tall glasses or two large bowls and enjoy! 


* Start with 1 cup of ice and add more for a thicker smoothie.
Keto Carrot Cake Smoothie (Paleo, Vegan) should be enjoyed freshly made. Do not prepare in advance, as the liquids will seperate. 


Serving: 1GlassCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 12gFiber: 3gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1.1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, australian, English
Author: Arman
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A keto and low carb smoothie which tastes like carrot cake.

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    My trick: freeze coconut milk in ice cube trays! It’s great for iced coffee and blending smoothies from ahead of time. Who knew that carrots could be integrated into the keto diet?! I absolutely adore that! This smoothie looks amazing. I have been meaning to create some kind of carrot cake recipe, like carrot cake donuts or a giant carrot cake!