Cake Batter Milkshake

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Confession: I had a milkshake for breakfast this morning. Ok I also had cake. Well, cake batter. Confused?

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Did you forget it was birthday week already?? Of course I had cake batter for breakfast, I’m taking every chance I get!!

This recipe may seem like a lot of trouble for a smoothie  milkshake, which I get. Lots of ingredients yada yada. But it is soo good! And I mean, cake batter you can eat for breakfast and not get a stomach ache from?!? Count me in!!

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Obviously, I started with bananas, because thats the base of like, every sweet smoothie ever amiright? Then oats for cakeiness, a date for buttery sweetness, extracts and baking powder for authenticity, coconut and cashew butter for creamy, buttery goodness…

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And then things got a little strange (but good). It needed something…for buttery flavor and that raw, egg yolk-y flavor (forgive me vegan police, I said it needed yolk! oops…) So I added a bit of nutritional yeast and voila!! Cake batter!! I think yes.

I topped mine with more melted cashew butter, sprinkles, and cereal, but it would also be delicious with extra oats, fresh berries, banana, chocolate, frosting…ya know!! whatever your little birthday loving heart desires! 😉

Cake Batter Milkshake

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 C. almond milk
  • 1 date
  • 1/3 C oats
  • 1 T. coconut shreds
  • 1 T. cashew butter
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp xanthan gum (depending on thickness you want)
  • ice cubes and/or water -for thick or thin
  • optional: add a few drops of butter extract!!
  • SPRINKLES!!!
  • toppings (ic more cashew butter, sprinkles, oats, fruit, cereal, etc.)

Put everything except sprinkles in a blender and blend until creamy. Pour into a glass or a bowl (I opted for milkshake soup 😉 ) and top with toppings, and enjoy!!

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This was especially delicious when you got a bite of the melted cashew butter on top, it was like frosting 🙂 Yuummm…. (confession: I made a new batch of cashew butter specifically for this week)

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Then I topped it with Vanilla Sunrise cereal (which tastes like cupcakes in my opinion). It was the end of the box so I got maximum crumblies :D. Unfortunately, Its not as pretty with the cereal, because I lost the sprinkles!!

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Oh well. It was still delicious. Like replacing the milk in a bowl of cereal with cake batter. mmmm cake cereal 🙂

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On another note, I need more sprinkles my containers almost empty!!!! The horror!! The horror!!!!

In the mood for something a little thicker than a milkshake?? Try my Birthday Cake Ice Cream!!
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Birthday Week: Birthday Cake Ice Cream!

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Its the beginning of Birthday Week!!! What is birthday week? Well, since my birthday is in 7 days, I decided to challenge myself to come up with a different, birthday themed recipe every day this week, all leading up to what I hope to be a cake that will knock your sprinkles off!!!

At first I thought, wouldn’t an entire week dedicated to my birthday come across as a little, well, self centered?

Then I thought, well, it is my blog, and it is my birthday, and since I am a princess…

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I decided to do it anyway. Besides, who doesn’t love their birthday?

More importantly, who doesn’t like sprinkles?!?!

To kick off birthday week, I thought I would combine the two ultimate party desserts: Cake and Ice Cream, into one delicious, creamy treat!!

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Birthday Cake Ice Cream!!!

Well, to be honest, its been sooo hot here lately, I didn’t really feel like baking. But the 102 degree days are supposed to give way to the low 90’s, so I think I’ll survive Birthday Week.

As long as I can eat this while I wait for the oven 😉

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I based the recipe loosely off of my previous ice cream recipes, and then I added sprinkles..

lots of sprinkles;) Because life is so much better with them!!

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Birthday Cake Ice Cream

  • 2 C. Cooked, peeled Japanese Sweet Potato
  • 2 T. Almond or Cashew butter
  • 2.5 C. almond milk (or nd milk of choice)
  • 2 T. Maple Syrup
  • 3 T. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 T. shredded coconut
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • 1 T. xanthan gum
  • dash salt
  • sweetener of choice to taste (I used maybe 1-1 1/4 tsp stevia)
  • SPRINKLES!!!

Blend all ingredients very very well (like in a vitamix). Set in a container for a few hours or over night in the fridge to set and cool. When it’s ready, pour into your ice cream machine as per the instructions (I’m sure you could do this without a machine too, just freeze it and stir, freeze and stir). When it’s aaallllmmmost done, pour in your sprinkles. Seriously, don’t be shy with these ;). Once the sprinkles are all mixed in, scoop into a container and eat right away or freeze!!

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Happy almost birthday to meee…

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Happy almost birthday toooo meeee!!!

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Happy almost Birthday dear…myself….

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Happy almost birthday tooooo meeeeeeeee!!!!

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mmmm….ice cream 😉

Stay tuned! Theres a lot more where this came from!

What is your favorite Birthday treat?

Let it Begin:)

Hey everyone!!! Sorry I haven’t been posting for a few days, but I’m gonna make up for it I swear!! First of all, Lets hear it for the first Marvelous Monday of Summer!!!

So, What have I been doing in my spare time??

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Besides enjoying my lazy free time?

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I celebrated my first day of summer with a chocolate milkshake studded with brownie pieces, because I could 😉

And then I cleaned out my binder…

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Actually make that 6 pounds of papers I no longer need (I found another stash after this). No wonder my arms ached after the school day!!

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I’ve been doing some baking (a raw german chocolate cake from the Practically Raw cookbook)

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…and some cleaning 😉 Note to myself: Scoop, don’t pour.

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Drinking lots of smoothies

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And conquering fear foods !! Delicious might I add!

And most marvelous of all?!?! My birthday is one week from today!! I’ll be turning the big 1-7, and you can bet I’m using this as an excuse to blog more often! I am here by declaring this week to be

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(like my home made graphic from Paint? hahaha I’m such a noob!)

At first I thought, doesn’t it seem a little self centered to focus an entire week on the internet to my birthday? Then I thought, Nah!!! Its my blog and if I want sprinkle themed recipes everyday, by gosh I’ll have them!!

So, my friends, I am attempting something I have never attempted before. It is my goal to give you a brand new, birthday themed, sprinkle adorned recipe every day this week, finished off with a cake that (hopefully) will blow your glittery socks off. Are you ready?!?

The first recipe will go up tonight…

Happy Monday!!!!

How has your summer been? Or are you still waiting?