If you like carrot cake, you’ll love this carrot cake smoothie bowl. It’s full of the flavours or rich carrot cake but made with healthy fruit and carrots.
I haven’t been posting here this week as much as I usually do. Sometimes I just can’t think of anything to write about, other than the recipe itself. And sometimes, I just don’t feel like cooking something new and exciting and worthy of sharing. Why? Likely because I have other things on my mind than food. I just said that? Not possible.
But this week, I do. I have a heavy heart and I find myself tearing up even as I’m typing these words. Sometimes things like blogging about food just seem so, I dunno, trivial compared to other events in my life. Yesterday, we had to say goodbye to our youngest daughter, Laura. We took her to the airport to board a fight to Europe where she will be attending school and then working indefinitely.
Indefinitely. That’s the word I don’t like. Not one bit! Does that mean six months? A year? Longer? Don’t get me wrong–we are thrilled for her. We are happy that she is such a strong and confident young woman who can take on such an adventure and make a positive choice about the direction of her life.
I love reading other food bloggers’ posts about the joys of being a new mother with a baby or toddler. I identify with their descriptions of the intensity of their bond with their young children. I remember those early days with my babies, holding them, keeping them safe, and worrying about the day, years in the future, when I’d have to let them go.
And yesterday was that day. It’s bittersweet. I’m truly happy for her, but letting go of that one last hug at the airport was so hard.
So today, I’m cooking. Creating in the kitchen is always good therapy for me. I can block out the world, live in the moment, focus on the task at hand, and create food for the people I love.
Laura has an incredibly healthy diet. She loves a good smoothie for breakfast. I know she’ll be missing having a Vitamix in the morning! She also loves a healthy carrot cake too, so I’ve created this recipe for a Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl with her in mind. What it lacks in appearance, it makes up for in taste!
We usually have our breakfast in a glass and start the day with a smoothie like this Tropical Turmeric Smoothie, or this Pina Colada one, or especially this Chocolate Almond one. But sometimes it’s nice to have some crunch. You know: that chewability factor. Eating with a spoon instead of just sipping. Smoothie bowls to the rescue. Have your smoothie and chew it too! If you’re just starting to create your own smoothie bowls, check out my post on Smoothie Bowl Basics.
Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
- Put all ingredients except those for garnishing in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnsh with pineapple chunks, chopped walnuts and raisins.
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