Sometimes life calls for chocolate.
As in....a whole glass of creamy chocolate goodness. All to yourself.
As a kid, every year when my birthday came around my parents would ask me what kind of cake I wanted. I would instantly request a bowl of brownie or cake batter. Chocolate batter was my favorite. Screw the cake...I wanted the batter. They quickly put the kibosh on my birthday cake batter dreams (thanks a lot, raw eggs). Don't worry though, my parents didn't disappoint and would end up getting me a pretty cool real cake. Disney princess cakes were a close runner up to raw cake batter.
This smoothie takes me back to my days of licking the cake or brownie batter bowl as a kid. Velvety, creamy, and full of smooth chocolate - minus the raw eggs and refined sugar. I was even able to sneak some fruit into the batter.
If you are craving processed, unhealthy sweets - make this smoothie. It will fulfill your sweet tooth AND provide some good nutrition. It will definitely leave you happy and satisfied.
Have your cake and eat it too!
Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie (V + GF)
A creamy chocolate smoothie with fruit, protein, and rich flavor. Enjoy for breakfast, dessert, or a late night snack!
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/3 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*If you want it sweeter, add a dash of maple syrup or stevia.
*If you prefer it thicker, add less ice and a bit more almond milk.
*A high speed blender will blend the oatmeal completely smooth, but if you don't have a high speed blender you may have some oat bits. To avoid this, soak oats in almond milk for about 30 minutes in the fridge prior to blending everything together.