. vanilla cake batter smoothie .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on May 13, 2014

Thick and creamy with a subtly sweet vanilla flavour, this cake batter smoothie tastes like a slice of vanilla cake without the added sugars or oils.

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Sorry for basically disappearing from the blog world this weekend! But sometimes a girl just needs a little time off, ya know? Especially when she’s in the mountains with a shifty internet connection. But I’m back now! Safe, sound, and sore. Not only did I manage to squeeze in a snowboarding trip this weekend, but the weather was gorgeous enough to allow me and Mom to do a fair bit of hiking while we up in the Rockies as well. Rough translation: even wiggling my toes hurts. But it was an amazing weekend and I’m seriously considering relocating from Edmonton to Banff. But I digress…

I’ll share some highlights from the trip in a few days, though, because I wanted to spend today talking about one of the things I missed most while I was gone. Can you guess what it was? Not my bed (I was too exhausted by the end of the day to care where I slept); not my kitchen (our room had one!); and not my stable internet connection (it was nice to unplug for a little while).

I missed my blender. Or, more specifically, what that blender allowed me to do

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While I refuse to fully admit to it just yet, I might have a problem — it depends on whether you see needing to get a smoothie fix on a daily basis as a problem or not. Personally, I’m inclined to err towards not, but I’ll let you decide on how sound my opinion is given my current… relationship… to the subject in question. Don’t judge me — there are worse problems to have.

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I’ve told you guys before that I have a serious obsession with my thick and creamy chocolate smoothie, but when it came time to toss in the ingredients to make it, I just wasn’t feeling the chocolate. I know, I know – blasphemy – but there are just some cases where vanilla wins out over chocolate (ice cream, for example), and this was one of those cases.

Instead, what I ended up with was this beauty right here…

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A vanilla cake batter smoothie… topped with whipped cream because what’s a cake without the frosting? Actually, this would probably be a bad time to admit that I prefer cake over frosting… and that sometimes I’ll actually scrape off the frosting and go for more cake instead. I know, I know – more blasphemy… Try not to judge me too harshly.

In any case, this cake batter smoothie may just become my newest obsession. It’s thick and creamy, just the way I like it, with a subtly sweet vanilla-y flavour that reminds me of vanilla cake. There’s no way I’ll every say goodbye to chocolate, but you know what they say… variety is the spice of life.

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Vanilla Cake Batter Smoothie
Serves 1
Thick and creamy with a subtly sweet vanilla flavour, this cake batter smoothie tastes like a slice of vanilla cake without the added sugars or oils.
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Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 banana, frozen*
  2. 1 Tbsp. coconut flour**
  3. 1 Tbsp. softened coconut butter***
  4. 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (regular milk is fine too)
  5. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. whipped topping (optional)
  7. sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except for whipped topping and sprinkles (if using) into any standard blender and blend until smooth. You may have to spend a little extra time blending to ensure that the coconut butter becomes evenly distributed and you don't end up with small solid chunks in your smoothie.
  2. Transfer smoothie into a glass and top with whipped cream and sprinkles!
Notes
  1. * I like to freeze my bananas when they're just starting to sport a few brown spots -- I find they add the best texture and flavour that way. Also, peel and cut your bananas before tossing them into a Ziploc bag into the freezer -- it saves you the hassle of trying to get the peel off when they're frozen.
  2. ** You can sub in a few tablespoons of oat flour instead.
  3. *** You can sub in another nut butter like cashew or vanilla almond.
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1 Shannon May 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

Oooooooh this sounds heavenly. I am the biggest fan of frosting (not so much cake), and vanilla is definitely my favorite kind there! It’s probably the only time I’d pick vanilla over chocolate haha. And ice cream – I’m usually a vanilla fan with LOADS of chocolate toppings :) (frozen coconut yogurt, that is)
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2 Shashi May 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

Girl – you had me at “a slice of vanilla cake”!!!! “without the added sugars or oils” is an added bonus!
This looks heavenly!
As much as I love chocolate, when it comes to cake or ice cream, I tend to gravitate towards vanilla – but would love chocolate/pb chips in either! As for when it comes to cake or frosting – ooh that would be frosting of the sinful nature!
Glad your back lovely lady – sounds like your mama had a wonderful Mothers day weekend hiking!
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3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

I’m the same way! Well, at least with ice cream… Vanilla just makes the perfect base for tonnes of chocolate :D

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4 Livi May 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

I was just dreaming of a smoothie and this one looks perfect!
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5 Tiff @ Love, Sweat & Beers May 13, 2014 at 6:07 am

Mmmm, cake batter is awesome, especially cake batter ice cream. I bet this is quite tasty too!
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6 Michele @ paleorunningmomma May 13, 2014 at 6:11 am

i am a vanilla girl all the way. looks really good!

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7 Jessie May 13, 2014 at 6:17 am

Helllo I know what I’m having for tomorrows mid morning snack. MmMmm!!! I wish I had whip cream though :( I bet it takes the smoothie to the next level, huh?
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8 Lucie@FitSwissChick May 13, 2014 at 6:25 am

I want the straws!! Loooove them.
And this is definitely my kind of smoothie recipe – you know how much I am in love with coconut flour or anything coconut.
And I think sprinkles are mandatory!!
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9 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

They are! Especially since they add a lovely little crunch while you’re drinking. I think I need to dedicate this smoothie for you for your birthday :)

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10 Kim@hungryhealthygirl May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am

Oh my goodness…. I’m going to start calling you the smoothie queen! I have still not tried coconut flour in my smoothie. Gotta do that soon.

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11 meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles May 13, 2014 at 6:37 am

OK, so this is like my favorite topic – cakes and which I prefer. lol . Here’s my deal – chocolate fudge frosting without a doubt is my favorite and love it with a vanilla cake. However, I can never get enough chocolate when it comes to cake so chocolate caked filled and frosted with fudge frosting makes me smile equally as big. Now, when it comes to ice cream, no chocolate. I like vanilla topped off with all of the chocolately fudge and mix-ins. I don’t know, chocolate ice cream just never did it for me. I must admit that this smoothie shake thing looks rather appealing to me even though I never drink these kinds of things. Sometimes, as much as I love chocolate, one does have a craving for straight up vanilla and this shake would do it.
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12 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

:lol: I love you and how passionate you are about your desserts. That is all.

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13 Emma @ Life's A Runner May 13, 2014 at 6:41 am

You are a GENIUS! Coconut flour is my (second, after chocolate) true love and I would have never thought to add it to a smoothie. I was dreaming about a smoothie for breakfast today, soooooo, guess what’s going to happen over here? :)
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14 Laura @ Raise Your Garden May 13, 2014 at 6:44 am

Ok, So I love the cake batter smoothie concept. And I need a smoothie everyday. Just about.

But those sprinkles on top….they won my heart. Like I’d pay 5 bucks for those (but definitely not 10, I have to draw the line somewhere!!!)
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15 Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food May 13, 2014 at 6:50 am

Mmmm looks awesome! I lean towards chocolate too, but sometimes a creamy vanilla is perfect!
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16 Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body May 13, 2014 at 6:52 am

My cravings for smoothies usually come and go in waves. I will totally be trying this out because thick Smoothies are definitely my favorite. Can you actually notice the difference with the tbsp of nut butter? I always fear that it will get disguised with all other ingredients so never put it in. Coconut butter is o expensive…
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17 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

I was always afraid of the same thing, but you definitely notice! It’s a lot creamier, and adds a subtle flavour which pairs perfectly with the coconut flour. You can always try it out once and see how you feel about it. Never hurts!

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18 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles May 13, 2014 at 6:56 am

I am absolutely judging you on the icing thing. Sometimes I do the opposite – scrape off the icing, eat it, and leave the cake. And I much, much prefer chocolate cake – I pass on vanilla cake most of the time. Vanilla ice cream, however, is where it’s at. Just with some chocolate mixins or chocolate sauce ;-)

P.S. do you ever find that coconut flour makes a smoothie gritty? That happens to me every time I had coconut flour to a smoothie.
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19 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

But see this is why you and I make the perfect pair! I’ll eat the cake and you can have the frosting :mrgreen: And I’ve noticed that with coconut flour before, but a lot of it depends on what you pair it with and in what kind of amounts. Too much coconut flour and not enough other stuff will make it gritty, but I find that with enough liquid and banana, that gets kind of hidden.

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20 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne May 13, 2014 at 7:04 am

This is amazing!! And don’t worry, I completely understand the cake over frosting, and vanilla over chocolate thing, I have my moments too haha :). And right now is that moment, except I can’t decide on either, I kind of just want a little piece of each hahaha.
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21 Lisa C. May 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

Yummy! Can you taste the coconut?

And this reminds- I keep forgetting to buy more vanilla extract!

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22 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

A little bit. It’s really subtle though, and more of a sweetness than anything else.

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23 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

Okay, now I’m totally craving a smoothie! This looks amazing!
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24 Stacey May 13, 2014 at 7:07 am

This post made me so happy! I’ve always been mocked for my cake over frosting preference. I’d say 95% of the time I scrape off the frosting and just get more cake! And I definitely prefer vanilla ice cream over chocolate…and vanilla/yellow cake over chocolate cake. But don’t get me wrong, I love my chocolate fix. I always thought it was a little strange, but I’m glad you feel the same way! (And this smoothie looks fantastic…I’ve made three of your recipes now, and they’ve all turned out fabulous. I actually make the banana oat greek yogurt pancakes at least once a week!)

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25 Susie @ SuzLyfe May 13, 2014 at 7:15 am

You can’t make me choose between chocolate and vanilla! You can’t! I WON’T DO IT!
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26 Amy@Long Drive Journey May 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

Your smoothie posts always have me wanting to take a break from my fruity smoothies and try something sweet like this. It’s just sooo easy to throw frozen fruit in a blender and I’m so lazy!
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27 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

But there IS a frozen fruit in this one :P All you need to do is freeze a banana!

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28 Khushboo May 13, 2014 at 7:19 am

You’re kidding me right…putting up pics of this smoothie before anyone has come up with a way to eat/drink through the screen?? I need to go make this now…well actually I need to go freeze a banana and make this TOMORROW! Vanilla ice cream & frostingless cake…let’s commit blasphemy together ;)! As much as I love (and I mean love) chocolate, I prefer vanilla-based desserts…chocolate-based desserts are almost too overwhelming for my tastebuds!
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29 Hilary May 13, 2014 at 7:25 am

Oh I am a vanilla girl without a doubt, I actually despise chocolate cake :/ ! I have been on vacation for the past two days and I have to admit I really am missing the blender too!
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30 Nicole @ FruitnFitness May 13, 2014 at 7:26 am

I love your oatmeal cookie smoothie, this one also sounds amazing! The perfect cool summertime dessert. I’m glad you had a good weekend! Enjoying boarding and hiking must be worth a little soreness.
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31 Kim @ FITsique May 13, 2014 at 7:38 am

Loving the idea of coconut flour in a smoothie! Must try!
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32 cait @pieceofcait May 13, 2014 at 7:50 am

yum yum yum! Love cake batter anything and a smooothieee ?! count me in!
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33 Mayra May 13, 2014 at 7:51 am

I love all your smoothie recupes and I’ll definitely try this one later today!!
I don’t have the frosting, but I guess I won’t mind, I’m not the biggest frosting fan anyway… but I’ll make sure I add a lot of sprinkles :)
Oh and I’m with Lucy, I love the straws!!
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34 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:22 am

I was so tempted to say that sprinkles are NEVER optional, especially because they add the nicest little crunch while you’re drinking. Better than frosting for sure :)

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35 Cassie May 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

oh my gosh this looks SOOOO good. I was literally just thinking about vanilla smoothies the other day… I never do them but this sounds so good and coconut-y too!! I might make this for dessert tonight since it’s going to be in the 80s (F, of course). Can’t wait, pinning now!
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36 Ms.J May 13, 2014 at 8:18 am

I was forced to live “unconnected” this weekend when the internet died on me for no apparent reason. Other than -maybe- it wanted to get me to take a breather!?
Ohmygosh, I thought I was strange for preferring cake to frosting; hence a muffin being my go-to with coffee.. and Mum baking up 2 cakes always – one frosting-less for me and the brother to eat on!
I can’t believe amongst all the snowiness you would pine away for a smoothie. That said, with recipes like yours; it shouldn’t be entirely surprising.
When it comes to ice cream, I’m…confused. Vanilla if there’s mix-ins or cake involved. Chocolate if we talking all lonesome and lonely :)

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37 anoushe May 13, 2014 at 8:18 am

you scrape off frosting from your cake? really?? I thought not caring for frosting was just a myth! :) Nevertheless, your recipe has saved you ;) And it’s totally ok to go for vanilla over chocolate… Can’t wait too try it :)
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38 lex May 13, 2014 at 8:30 am

ahhh nothing better than a vanilla milkshake –except one that is guilt-free!
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39 ariel May 13, 2014 at 8:31 am

holy delicious!
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40 Kristina @ Blog About Running May 13, 2014 at 8:38 am

I really need to make it a rule to only read your blog at night when I’m at home and can make your recipes!! YUM!
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41 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

I have a rule like that as well, but mine involves never reading blogs unless I’m very well fed :lol:

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42 Lauren May 13, 2014 at 8:44 am

I am DEFINITELY a chocolate cake lover and, in most cases, I’ll choose the cake > frosting. I don’t really like the taste of grocery store cake frosting (EW to the taste of those icing flowers) and cream cheese frosting, but I can definitely get down with a good buttercream! I’m a huge fan of any ice cream… As long as it has sprinkles :D

I’m glad you had a great weekend with your mom! It’s so funny how you’ll do a different activity and days later you realize how many muscles you don’t work on a normal basis haha!

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43 Davida @ The Healthy Maven May 13, 2014 at 8:45 am

Finally you’ve come to your senses! Vanilla for the win. ALWAYS! then again I posted a chocolate recipe today LOL
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44 Pip {Cherries & Chisme} May 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

4.5 months without my blender…so. hard. Less than 2 to go until we are reunited… That’s why I’m going home really, who cares about friends and family when you have a blender!! ;)

Chocolate cake all the way, with plenty of frosting…so…both? And vanilla ice cream cos I like to have a balanced diet and all…
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45 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

:lol: Kind of in love your with your definition of balance ;)

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46 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

I totally hear you. Anytime that I am without my Ninja when I go back home or on vacation, I totally feel a litte lost. My day just does not seem quite complete without my daily smoothie :( THIS smoothie sounds wonderful. But that is no surprise since I love cake! I think your idea to use vanilla almond butter in this would be amaaaazing.
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47 Jen @ Chase the Red Grape May 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

Well hello yummyness!

Yep, definitely bookmarking this one! mmmmmmm! :-)
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48 Ashley @MilesonOats May 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

Okay woman, go write a children’s book please. Then become more famous than J.K Rowling, move to NY (take me with you), and reap the benefits of having a seriously enticing authors voice. I am sure you could make smelly socks sounds appealing. Just sayin’ -you can write-

Chocolate cake (preferably warm), with an 1/2 inch of white frosting, on top of a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. BOOM.

I think I need to marry Bobby Flay. Too bad he is taken. I need a man that can cook. And bring me pie in bed when mother nature decides to make my life hell. Now that’s living the dream.
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49 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

If you find one and he has a brother, let me know!!

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50 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions May 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

This could not have come at a better time. I have a banana on its way out, and I know I’m not going to eat it soon, but I also don’t want to throw it away. Freezing it for a future smoothie, however, I can DEFINITELY do, especially for a smoothie that tastes like cake batter. Sign. Me. Up. :)
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51 Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 13, 2014 at 9:46 am

I like how you used a frozen banana for your vanilla cake batter smoothie! I love having dessert in a cup. This sounds amazing!
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52 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries May 13, 2014 at 9:52 am

When it comes to cake, as long as it’s moist and has really good frosting, then I don’t care whether it’s vanilla or chocolate. I love it all! As for ice cream, I’m totally a vanilla girl. This smoothie sounds yummy!
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53 Rebecca May 13, 2014 at 9:57 am

Girl, your photography is out of this world! I’ve never been much of a smoothie person, because I don’t really feel satisfied without the ‘chewing’ factor. But I may have to get in on this train. Come on – vanilla cake batter? Oatmeal cookie dough? I don’t think I’ll be able to resist much longer.
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54 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I used to feel the same way about the chewing factor, but I’ve found that as long as it has the right ingredients, a smoothie can be crazy satisfying.

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55 Julia May 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

This looks SO tasty! Thank you so much hahah! Never would have that to put those ingredients together, can’t wait to try it :)
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56 Alexis @ Hummusapien May 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

Amanda!! I’m dying over here!! Seriously though…I need this smoothie in my mouth like yesterday. I’m crying because I don’t have coconut butter! Coconut flour in a smoothie?! Sign me up gurrrll!!
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57 Mary Frances May 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

I feel you! Time off is so nice – but I did miss you :) Girl, this smoothie looks out of this world! I am dying to try this now – cake batter is a glass? That is healthy??? Must try. Thanks for sharing!
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58 Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan May 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

Ok, yummmm. I too am in a total relationship with my blender/my daily smoothie, so I very much understand this love affair. And I totally agree that sometimes vanilla wins out over chocolate (key word: sometimes!!) and when it does, it is ridiculously good. And yay for unplugging for the weekend! I did the same thing, and it was kind of wonderful. Xoxo
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59 Ashley M May 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

When I saw the first picture, I was almost convinced that this would have dairy or some sort of whey protein…which I can’t have for the next few weeks…but then I read the ingredients!! OH MY OH MY! You did it AGAIN! Always spoiling me with your recipes! P.S. I am making another batch of your Flourless Banana Muffins tonight…the last batch got eaten, too quickly!! Thank you thank you!

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60 Ang @ Nutty for Life May 13, 2014 at 10:53 am

Ummmm yum. I definitely think coconut butter is magic because it gives nut butter, mug cakes, etc. the flavor of vanilla cake. I don’t know how it happens but I’m not complaining! Now that I have my ninja back I need to make your smoothies ASAP. PS. I emailed you like three weeks ago, and my mail app was acting crazy, so I’m not sure if you got it or not? I just didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you!
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61 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm

:shock: Was that seriously 3 weeks ago?!? Omg :oops: Heading to my inbox stat…

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62 Hollie May 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

Cake flavored foods are my favorite (and I guess smoothies too).

I like vanilla cake (or red velvet cake) and chocolate frosting. I’ve never been a fan of chocolate ice cream though…in all honesty it’s not as sweet as I want!
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63 Jaclyn @ BumpSweat May 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

I’m not a big cake person, but this smoothie sounds really good! I too really enjoy having a smoothie on the regular. In my opinion, your ‘obsession’ is no problem at all :)
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64 Nichole May 13, 2014 at 11:46 am

This sounds delicious!! I need to make it for my mom and I.. She is obsessed with anything cake batter!
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65 Erin @ The Almond Eater May 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

Sometimes, good ole vanilla is the way to go. Looks SO GOOD.
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66 Kat May 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

Drooooooool!! seriously this sounds so so good! I may or may not be whipping this baby up in a few minutes or a little afternoon snack :)
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67 Janessa May 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

I’ll have to try this recipe sometime soon; it looks delicious! Vanilla cake definitely wins over chocolate (nothing beats carrot, though).
I’m the odd person who actually prefers the frosting over the cake. literally EVERYONE I know would choose cake over frosting, which is why I’m always being offered the extra bits that no one wants.
I don’t really like chocolate OR vanilla ice cream, to be honest, but if I have to choose, I’d agree on vanilla.
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68 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Really?! And here I was thinking -I- was the odd person out because of my cake-over-frosting preference. Most people I know prefer the frosting!

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69 Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants May 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm

You had me at cake! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend and sometimes it feels really good to disconnect from technology and connect with nature for a couple days! :)
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70 Emily May 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

A smoothie that tastes like cake? You don’t have to tell me twice…
I’ve always been more of a frosting gal myself but lately I’ve grown to appreciate a soft, fluffy cake just as much. But, you know, I’ll never turn down either. (:
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71 Sky @ The Blonde In Black May 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Chocolate cake! No question about that. I love frosting, but I’m with you on the more cake part! I would much rather not have frosting and just have the cake. And weirdly I prefer vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup!! Your smoothie recipe is super simple, so maybe if I ever get a vanilla cake craving I’ll make it!
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72 Megan @ The Skinny-Life May 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

You had me at cake….chocolate, vanilla, coconut, almond, whatever…you’ve got me! This is so pretty! Seriously…
Sometimes it’s good to unplug from the world. It’s so easy to get caught up in the virtual world or work even and not enjoy life. I’m glad you had a good time with your Mom! Cherish her!
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73 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Thank you Megan — I do :) I know how much you’ve been through with your mom over the past little while, and I’m super happy to hear that she’s well on her way to recovery.

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74 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves May 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Vanilla!! Now that’s up my alley ;) And you’re so right— as much as I like frosting, sometimes there’s just too much of it and I’d rather just go for the cake if it’s really good.
Vanilla cake and vanilla ice cream all. the. way. :)
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75 Katie May 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

This looks AWESOME! The pics too, just gorgeous!

Thank you for the Mother’s Day wishes the other day, meant so much to me! Hope you are well, love!
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76 Chelsea May 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

By The Way. Love this. :)
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77 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Sweet mother of all that is holy! Your photography is unreal.

Also that smoothie sounds soo goood!! Cake!
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78 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely May 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm

You’re killing it recently with all these delicious recipes! As soon as I wrap this school year up, post grades, send my kiddos on to the next grade, and I”m out for summer, you’d better believe I’m going to make them all!

And your photos are so good!
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79 lindsay May 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

i will encourage your problem anytime! i have the same one. And uh, i’m all about the whip cream. yes please
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80 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Should we start a support group? Which will really be nothing more than a chance to sit in a circle and share our favourite combos? ;)

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81 Jan @ Sprouts n Squats May 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Yum love this flavour combination, it looks absolutely delicious! I so agree sometimes you just got to take some extra time out from blogging for you ;)
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82 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health May 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Oh yum. This looks so good! I’m the same way about my frosting- I only like a little with my cake. Too much and I have to scrape it off. But in this case, I wouldn’t mind drinking my frosting!
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83 Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes May 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

I think I just made an inappropriate sounding sigh when I saw this. LOVE!!! Pinning the heck out of it Amanda!
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84 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Thanks Katie!

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85 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen May 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Whenever I make smoothies, they tend to always be chocolate – but I’ve been feeling like something different lately and this looks perfect!

I’m all about the chocolate cake, unless we’re talking about cheesecake, in which case I prefer vanilla for the base (but with chocolate still incorporated into the dessert somehow, like as a ganache!). I’m 100% on vanilla ice cream’s team though. As for cake or frosting… do you really expect me to choose? ;)
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86 Missy May 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Ammmmaaaanda!
Those photos are so stunning! I am a vanilla girl through and through so I feel ya with this one. I actually have heard and tried adding cream of tartar ..just a pinch.. To my vanilla smoothies to impart a cake batter taste and I think it makes a difference ..bbbuuuttt maybe it was a placebo effect. Lemme knownif you ever try or have tried. But then again…why mess with perfection. ps. A move! You are full of surprises. Maybe that short hair cut might coincide with the relocation. New ‘do…new digs…lol

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87 Danielle May 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I love cake batter anything and I have some coconut flour I need to find a use for. Have you tried butter extract before? It gives things a slight cake batter flavor too! I’ll have to try this out.
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88 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I haven’t! I actually don’t think I’ve ever come across it, but it sounds amazing so I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes open.

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89 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables May 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm

mmmm! I LOVE coconut flour in smoothies!!
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90 Kim May 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I haven’t commented in a while. I’ll definitely be making this soon. Is it okay if I share via Facebook when I do?
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91 Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 14, 2014 at 4:45 am

Of course, Kim! :D

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92 Arman @ thebigmansworld May 14, 2014 at 2:06 am

Dude, VANILLA ICE CREAM. Plain vanilla ice cream is deep down, my secret favourite ice cream flavour.

Cake batter in a smoothie? Ohhhh yes. I think this smoothie is screaming for a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. Yes? Yes. YES.
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93 Tara @ Rovin' Rambler May 14, 2014 at 3:11 am

I just finished an early dinner/linner and was trying to think of a sweet treat to cap off my meal…then I read this! Usually I’m chocolate all the way, but this is calling to me. Done and done!
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94 Shelly May 14, 2014 at 6:19 am

I am about to cheat on the thick and creamy chocolate smoothie with this beauty. Looks delicious and I’m very excited :D

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95 Katie @ 24 Carrot Life May 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

I can’t believe I’ve never thought to put coconut flour in my smoothies! I added some to my green smoothie this morning and it was great. This Cake Batter Smoothie is next on my list!

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96 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Perfect sweetness happening here, can’t wait to take a sip! Love anything cake batter!
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97 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change May 15, 2014 at 4:50 am

I will now be on the search for coconut butter so I can try this recipe. I have to say, you make some of the best smoothie recipes. =) I’m totally a vanilla over chocolate girl for ice cream. I like my chocolate in bar form.
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98 Lacey@fairytalesandfitness May 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I love all your smoothy recipes. The cake batter one sounds so yummy. I love cake batter icecream so im sure the smoothy would be just as good and even healthier. Although some of the ingredients sound like it may be hard to find.

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99 Petra May 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

This is an awesome recipe, thank you for sharing!
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100 Natalie Staeckeler May 17, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I swear, once I start making your smoothies, I know I am not going to be able to stop!
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101 Madaline May 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

Ok. I’m literally going to go in the kitchen now and make this! Healthy and delicious!? Perfect!!! Thanks for sharing! (found you via Sits Girls)

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102 Brittany May 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Coconut flour is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients! It always makes it much thicker. I’m going to have to try this, looks amazing!

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103 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli May 20, 2014 at 3:38 am

I’m a vanilla girl through and THROUGH! And get that icing off my cake…I’d rather have whipped cream orrrrr…shh, our little secret…I kinda have a thing for Cool Whip! ;)
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104 Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling May 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

What a delicious smoothie, Amanda!! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring it at tonight’s SNF link party….can’t WAIT to try it!
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