Dessert smoothies are totally my jam right now. I’m always looking for a way to make decadent things healthy and virtually guilt free. I’ve found that smoothies have been the easiest way to do this so far.
I am a self proclaimed awesome baker of delicious treats; however, whenever I try to alter them and make them healthier – it just isn’t the same. I’m going to keep working on that, but until then if I want something dessert like, but want to make sure I’m staying on track with my nutrition whipping up a dessert smoothie is my new go to.
My five year old saw me with my cake batter smoothie the other day – sprinkles and all – and was like NO FAIR. I want a milkshake! So what did I do? Yep – that’s exactly it I totally let her believe I was having a milkshake and then I gave her some in her own cup which just delighted her to no end! She couldn’t believe that mom actually gave in! Score! One Kylie, zero mama, but little does she know I actually won this one 😁
Here are a just a couple of my latest creations. I’ll pop the full recipes over on the “from the kitchen” page.
1. French Vanilla Cake Batter
I’m not a huge cake fan – more of a buttercream frosting kind of a girl. But I do love cake batter flavored things! Have you tried the birthday cake Quest bar? So Good
2. Strawberry Angel Food
This one is inspired by my older brother. Growing up his cake of choice for birthdays was angel food, frosted in whipped topping and decorated with sliced strawberries. So simple, yet so delicious. My brother has since passed, but I still make his favorite cake (and now this smoothie) each year for his birthday. Can you guess what month he was born? I’ll give you a hint MY birthday isn’t in April as my name suggests.
Make with strawberry or vanilla protein, fresh or frozen strawberries, fresh greens and few secret add ins and you’ve got healthy and delicious dessert!
Let me know if you try either of these and what you think. I’m working on a chocolate one right now – Reese’s peanut butter cup perhaps? Fudge Brownie? Let me know your ideas so I can keep creating and satisfying our sweet tooth!
with health and happiness – April