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A yummy treat with only a fraction of the calories!

Serve Carrot Pumpkin Spice Smoothie as a dessert instead of traditional cake this holiday season. Top if off with a crushed graham cracker crust and healthy vegan coconut whipped cream. I made this today and it is simply YUMMY.

Ingredients
4 Carrots
1 medium banana
4 tablespoons of non-dairy plain or vanilla yogurt (optional/alternative for the banana)
1 cup of Ice
2 cups of non-dairy milk of choice (Vanilla Almond Milk or Cashew Milk)
1 tablespoon of Agave

A few dashes of
Madagascar Vanilla
Pumpkin All spice (Nutmeg & Cinnamon as an alternative if pumpkin spice isn’t available)

**You may top it of with crushed graham crakers and coconut whipped cream (see recipe below)**

Directions
1. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender. If you do not have a high powered blender you can boil the carrots to soften them before adding it to the blender. If you have a juicer, you may juice the carrots first then add the remaining ingredients to the blender
2. Blend well. and N-Joy 🙂
**You may want to add a little more water if you like your smoothie thinner and add ice for a thicker smoothie**

Coconut Whipped Cream

Ingredients
One 15-ounce can full-fat organic coconut milk (place in the fridge overnite or until chilled, the colder the more fluffier)
1 tablespoon powdered confectioners sugar or Agave to taste (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla or to taste (optional)

Directions
1. Place the can of coconut milk up right in the refrigerator and leave it there until well-chilled or overnight
2. Open the can of coconut milk from the bottom. Dump out the liquid and there will be a firm, waxy layer left inside. (You can use the water in smoothies, or just drink it straight.)
3. Scoop out this firm layer coconut cream that has solidified in the can.
don’t include anything but the solid cream.
4. Place this cream in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl.
5. Turn your mixer or hand beaters to high speed, and whip the coconut cream for 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Whip until it becomes fluffy and light, with soft peaks. Mix in sugar or vanilla, if using.
7. Serve with fresh fruit, pie, hot chocolate or top it off on your favorite smoothie 🙂
~April

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