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Look up cake in the dictionary, you’ll see a smiling photo of yours truly. Anyone that knows me can attest to the fact that my idea of a perfect food pyramid would have cake as the primary nutrition source. Alas, that’s not a reality. While I spend my days dreaming of the worlds best food, I also try to make healthy nutritional choices and if I can incorporate the cake batter flavor too, all the better.

I’ve learned, that adding dry cake mix to things can easily be the greatest remedy to my sweet tooth needs.

Now, this recipe makes a decent amount of frozen yogurt. Once made, I store it in a sealed plastic container in the freezer (duh, it’s frozen) and drag it out for a small bowl. But I’ve also found that throwing a few heaping spoonfuls into a cup of almond milk in the blender, is a quick way to make a delicious smoothie with minimal preparation since it’s ready to go.

2014-02-13 15.31.14***Of note, in theory this should be white, but I use hemp protein powder because of allergies and it’s green. So, my cake batter frozen Greek yogurt semi-resembles a ninja turtle — I’m cool with it. Perhaps not the prettiest in nature, but taste trumps looks.

Cake Batter Greek Yogurt Smoothie

1-1 1/4 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used two of the individual Greek yogurt cups)
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Banana
6 tablespoons dry Funfetti cake batter mix (You can also use vanilla mix and throw 1-2 tablespoons sprinkles in at the end, I’ve made it both ways and it has the same effect. I do strongly suggest using Funfetti though.)

2014-02-13 15.41.57Directions: 

Dump all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If it needs a little more liquid to achieve a smooth texture, don’t be afraid to add almond milk sparingly to help your blender mix it. It will have a thick consistency almost like pudding and that’s exactly what you’re looking for. Empty mixture into the container you’ve chosen and pop it in the freezer.

Once frozen, enjoy!

Tip: If you’re finding it hard to scoop once frozen, throw it in the microwave for 10 seconds or run your spoon or ice cream scoop under hot water prior to scooping.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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