I would almost call this a milkshake–almost. It’s definitely a dessert smoothie, though =). Don’t get me wrong I like milkshakes, but the fact that a small milkshake contains half the calories I’m supposed to consume all day is rather unfortunate. This smoothie is a nice alternative. It all starts with a frozen banana (remember this one ingredient ice cream?). Your banana should be however you like to eat your bananas. I like my bananas still slightly green, and I find that how ripe the bananas are makes a difference in the taste. Super ripe bananas will give you a more banana-y (yes, this is a technical term) taste than bananas that are not as ripe. I also wanted a cake batter taste, so I added some dry cake mix. If you don’t want to add cake mix, you could add pudding mix or nesquik or whatever you wanted. I personally loved the cake batter flavor. It’s like licking the bowl after you make cupcakes–yum! You won’t feel guilty after you drink this or go into a sugar induced coma. And did I mention that it’s really tasty and that it has rainbow sprinkles?? 😉 Enjoy!
Cake Batter Smoothie
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 cup skim milk*
1/2-1 cup crushed ice*
3 tbsp dry white cake mix
1 tsp vanilla
Combine frozen banana, milk, ice, cake mix and vanilla in blender. Pulse until smooth. Gently stir in a couple tablespoons whipped cream or cool-whip, if desired. Garnish with more whipped cream and sprinkles.
Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies.
1. I poured my milk into an ice cube tray and froze until partially frozen. You could skip this or reduce the amount of milk if you don’t mind a thinner smoothie.
2. Adjust the amount of ice to your taste and preferred consistency.
3. I stirred a few sprinkles in before I poured it into the glass and then garnished with a few more.