Skinny Cake Batter Smoothie

How funny is it that the day after I wrote a post on how to be productive when you don’t feel like it, I’m about to tell you that I’m taking the whole day to do nothing? After the week I had, I think I deserve one day to do just do nothing. It took me hours to get that post out and not because of writer’s block, because of interruptions.

Work has been hectic this week because one of my co-workers was on vacation. It’s amazing how much harder everything is when you’re short one person (and when everyone else decides to abandon ship and leave you all by yourself for the last two hours of the day). I actually ended up working overtime (something I don’t get paid for) because there just were not enough hours in the work day. So I think I’ve earned a rest day!

I won’t do absolutely nothing today. I plan on finally unpacking (can you guys believe I still haven’t unpacked from my birthday trip?) and playing the Sims while I look for a good movie to watch considering there is no Law and Order or any kind marathon on today.

So given my devil-may-care feelings toward the day, I decided to indulge in some comfort food. But of course because I’m too lazy to chew, today’s comfort food comes in smoothie format. I know I’ve been making a lot of smoothies lately, but they’re quick, easy and satisfying. I don’t have to fuss over a hot oven in an already hot climate, and for the most part, smoothies can be rather nutritious. Including this one! Well maybe not nutritious but at least not fattening!

You know how awesome cake batters can be, but technically we’re not supposed to eat them because of salmonella and what not? Well now you can have a thick, creamy smoothie that tastes just like a Pillsbury French Vanilla Cake Batter without the guilt of calories and germs.

Cake Batter Smoothie

Ingredients

·         1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of choice)

·         1 cup Lowfat/Nonfat Yogurt

·         1/4 cup Oat Flour (I didn’t have any so I used regular flour)

·         4 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice; I used regular sugar)

·         1/8 tsp Salt

·         1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

·         1/4 tsp Almond Flavor

·         All Natural Whipped Cream, for topping

·         1 tbs Rainbow Sprinkles, for topping

 

Instructions

1.      Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree for 30 seconds (add some ice if you want it super thick and frosty)

2.      Pour into a serving glass, top with the whipped cream and sprinkles, and enjoy!

I call this the never-ending smoothie. It took so long to finish, there were times when I thought I was done and it looked like the jar kept refilling. This smoothie will leave you satisfied for hours and is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dessert!