Juicing for Weight Loss Recipes: Healthy Carrot Cake Donuts + Carrot Juice
Incredibly moist vegan carrot cake donuts paired with slightly sweet and earthy carrot juice. A juicing weight loss recipe so healthy and delicious you’ll forget you’re eating donuts!
One of the great things about juicing for weight loss and creating new recipes is the versatility. You can be as creative or as simple as you’d like. Take this carrot cake donut and carrot juice recipe for example. A great vegan breakfast recipe not only because these donuts are healthy and super moist but also because we use the entire carrot! We don’t throw away the pulp after we juice. Instead we use the pulp to make delicious carrot cake donuts.
Plus, juicing is great on the go! Which is particularly helpful for women who are juicing for weight loss. You will want to stay active whether that’s working out at your local gym, taking salsa dance lessons, hiking at your local park or getting your squats in while folding laundry. Whatever it is staying active is part of a healthy lifestyle and juicing fits in perfectly. That’s why I also took my juice to go and enjoyed a vegan breakfast in Austin. Pease Park to be exact! A simple picnic with yummy vitamins and nutrients to help fuel my day! And you’re going to love this recipe…
But before we jump in to the recipe and sight seeing lets first discuss, Why Juicing?
- Juicing is a great natural detox
- Juicing improves your immune system
- Juicing supports healthy weight loss
- Juicing helps to ease any gut problems
- and Juicing can boost your energy levels
Now that you understand more of the benefits, let’s jump into this healthy vegan weight loss recipe.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- One bunch carrots
Carrot Cake Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups Almond or Oat Milk
- 1/2 cup Chopped Dates
- 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/2 cup Sliced Bananas
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 3/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp All Spice
- 1 1/2 cups Carrot Pulp (from juicing or shredded carrots)
- 1 1/2 cups Chopped Walnuts
- 3/4 cup Chopped Dates
- 3/4 cup Raw Cashews
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Juice the Carrots
Make sure your Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is cleaned and ready. If you don’t have a Kuvings Juicer yet or you’re not ready to make the invest.. no worries! Check out this Portable Juicer or Hand Juicer as more affordable alternatives.
Next make sure your carrots are clean. This Wireless Fruit Food Purifier is a great way to ensure your produce is always disinfected from harmful pesticides.
Then roughly chop your carrots into just a few pieces, if using the Kuvings Juicer or finely chop them for the portable blender. Add to the juicer keeping the spout tab closed until you have added the full bunch of carrots into the juicer. Once complete open the spout and allow the juice to flow freely into the container. Pour in a glass and drink immediately or store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for us to 2 days.
Be sure to set the pulp aside and save for the carrot cake donut recipe.
Make the Vegan Carrot Cake Donut Recipe
Now it’s time to make these delicious and healthy carrot cake vegan donut recipe. First be sure to preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease your donut pan with coconut oil.
Next, in a medium bowl, combine dates, 1/4 cup of the raisins, banana, vanilla, and milk. Soak for 15 minutes. Then blend oats, using a high powered blender, until they become flour. Pour oat flour into a large bowl. Add baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and stir until combined.
Now blend the date mixture until smooth. Pour smooth date mixture into oat mixture and combine. Add 1/2 cup of raisins, walnuts, & carrot pulp and stir until well combined. Evenly pour batter into the prepared donut pan and cook for 17 – 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes.
How to Make the Vanilla Icing (Optional)
Note: if looking to reduce calorie intake this is a completely optional step. But this a healthier alternative to traditional icing.
Making this icing is simple. While the carrot cake is cooking, place dates, cashews, and vanilla extract in the blender. Cover with just enough water and let soak for 45 minutes. Blend until smooth and creamy. Generously spoon vanilla icing over the cooled donuts and serve warm.