When you’re craving CAKE for breakfast, make this birthday cake batter smoothie! It’s filled with nutrient dense ingredients and classic birthday cake flavor.
What do you do when you have a giant bag of leftover sprinkles? Put them in everything, of course! That’s how this birthday cake batter smoothie was born, and you are going to love it.
If you prefer licking the bowl to eating the cake when baking, this smoothie is for you. It has addicting cake batter flavor, but is actually good for you! It’s vegan, gluten free, free of refined sugar, and there are no raw eggs/salmonella involved.
What’s in this birthday cake batter smoothie?
This smoothie is full of nutrient dense ingredients that will keep you full for hours, without a quick spike in blood sugar. Each serving has 11 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein!
Frozen bananas lend a creamy texture, mild flavor, and natural sweetness to smoothies. When you have extra ripe bananas, just slice them up and freeze them for smoothies.
Frozen cauliflower: I love to add a serving of vegetables to my smoothies to boost the nutrient content. I promise you won’t taste the cauliflower at all! Plus, since it’s white, your smoothie will be that vanilla cake color to let the sprinkles shine.
Cashews: Cashews are a good source of monounsaturated fat and micronutrients.
Flax and chia seeds: These ingredients both add omega-3s and fiber to smoothies.
Unsweetened soy milk: You can use any milk here, but I like the creamy texture and protein content you get with soy milk.
Vanilla and almond extracts: The combination of these two extracts gives this smoothie that undeniable cake batter flavor! If you don’t have almond extract on hand, just double up on the vanilla.
Sprinkles: You can’t have birthday cake without sprinkles!
Smoothies are delicious, refreshing, and easy to make for a quick meal. But, they can turn into sugar and calorie bombs that don’t actually fill you up.
Here’s my easy formula to follow when making smoothies, so they are balanced, satisfying, delicious, and will keep you full for hours!
1 serving of fruit + 1 serving of vegetables + 10-20 grams of protein + 1-2 tbsp healthy fats
The combination of macronutrients slows down digestion to keep you full. Fruit and vegetables add filling fiber and lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
I recommend using unsweetened plant based milk, regular low-fat milk, or water for your liquid instead of fruit juice. Fruit juice may provide vitamins and minerals, but it also adds a lot of sugar without fiber to smoothies.