Carrot Cake Quinoa Shake
Every now and again, we need a little treat! Luckily, this Carrot Cake Quinoa Shake is the perfect healthy treat—it’s good for you and will keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. If you are on the Reset, bookmark this recipe for when you are finished because of the apples.
Carrots bring a dose of sweetness, as well as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber. Apples are a great source of fiber, too, while the spices—cinnamon, cloves, and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties. The quinoa in this shake recipe creates the creamy, thick texture with an additional nutty flavor and a dose of fiber, protein, and minerals. Walnuts and flaxseeds lend a rich nutty flavor in addition to providing omega-3 healthy fats.
This recipe is flexible based on what you have on hand. Apples could be replaced with fresh or frozen mangos or pineapple for the perfect sweetness. Quinoa provides a creamy texture, but could be replaced with frozen zucchini or cauliflower. Walnuts could be replaced with any chopped nuts you prefer, such as pecans or almonds. If you prefer a lighter shake, you could use water instead of non-dairy milk.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (Without Pegan Shake Powder and Optional Toppings): Calories: 242, Fat: 7.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 6.3g, Carbohydrates: 39g, Sodium: 257mg, Sugars: 12.5g