The other day I was listening to a health podcast that claimed something tasted “exactly like a chocolate milkshake.” I wondered about the last time the dude speaking had actually HAD a chocolate milkshake, and how objective you could actually be about the taste of a milkshake if you hadn’t had one in a week, or a month, or a year.
And then two weekends ago, post-run, I whipped up this dreamy, creamy smoothie and thought on first sip, “this tastes JUST LIKE CAKE!!!” …I haven’t had cake in awhile.
I can guarantee you that this smoothie does not taste like cake, BUT it is delicious, packed with antioxidants, protein, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied. The optional greens powder adds a little kick of vitamins and minerals that might otherwise be missed by the lack of spinach. Spinach cake ain’t much fun, people. I’ll stick to smoothies.
Not-Cake Berry Smoothie
1 c. coconut milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/3-1/2 c. plain kefir
1 c. frozen mixed berries
1/2 – 1 full scoop berry protein powder (I use Vega One. Vanilla protein also works!)
Extra coconut milk or water, to thin out as needed
1 scoop greens powder (optional)
1. Put coconut milk, frozen banana, and kefir into your blender, and blend until smooth.
2. Add berries, protein powder, and any add-ins you might want to the mixture. (I used greens powder and a little ashwagandha!)
3. Blend, pausing to scrape down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula if needed. Process until entirely smooth, adding more liquid until texture is to your liking.
4. Pour into a glass (or drink from your blender, nobody’s judgin’)! Drink up, and then go find yourself some real cake.