Cake Batter Protein Shake

15 May

When it comes to cooking or food prep, I like simple.  I mean really simple.  (Check out my simple salad or simple asparagus here).  I tend to be pretty lazy about food (it’s really a problem).  Because I want to focus on healthy eating, I’ve gotten a little better about spending time to produce a quality meal/snack.  But if you love simplicity like me, you’ll love this simple cake batter protein shake!  Add just a couple ingredients and suddenly your normal (perhaps somewhat chalky) protein shake turns it into a delicious treat!  Originally I found this recipe on pinterest months ago and altered the recipe to be even simpler (are you noticing a trend?).  I can’t find the original pin, but please know that this recipe is inspired by another recipe somewhere out there on the intarwebs.

Ingredients:

  • Protein powder
    • We use chocolate or vanilla muscle milk.  We’ve used other brands – essentially whatever we find at Costco :) Both flavors work for the recipe.
  • Sugar-free instant pudding mix
    • Again you can use chocolate or vanilla depending on your fancy.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes
  • Water
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Not many ingredients – both vanilla and chocolate pudding pictured.

Directions:

  1. Put 1 or 2 scoops of protein in a large cup (depending on your preference/needs – I use 1, Adam uses 2).
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of instant pudding mix.
  3. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Fill cup with water while stirring (helps reduce chunks).
  5. Mix thoroughly until smooth.
  6. Add crushed ice cubes.
  7. Drink and enjoy your cake batter heaven!
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Mmm…cake batter deliciousness!

Could it be any more simple?  Just a few alterations and it really does make for a fun treat!  Now it doesn’t taste exactly like cake batter – but it is an awesome way to spice up your usual protein shake.  I haven’t tried branching out beyond vanilla or chocolate, but I’m guessing there are many wonderful possibilities!

Enjoy!

-Kelly

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4 Responses to “Cake Batter Protein Shake”

  1. themovingmuncher May 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Ooh looks yummy, like a delicious desserty milk shake but which is good for you too :) Definitely going to try this one out, just need to find a good instant pudding mix!

    • racesrepsramblings May 16, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      It is!! I have loved this recipe – it’s fun to shake things up a bit (pun not intended ;) ). If you give it a whirl, you’ll have to let me know how you like it!

  2. Erin May 16, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Yum! This sounds delicious!!

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