That’s right, folks, you aren’t having a hallucination. You really do see the words “breakfast” and “brownie batter” in the same sentence. (Well, actually it’s a sentence fragment if you want to get technical about it.) If you’ve seen much of this blog, you know I am a big fan of breakfasts that seem like decadent desserts, but are also healthy! This breakfast shake was no exception – it tasted like drinkable brownie batter, but also provided over 14 grams of fiber! Although there is almost two cups worth of fruit in this smoothie, the taste is mostly chocolate with the fruit sort of melting into the chocolate, providing sweetness and a little flavor. This smoothie does not taste really fruity at all…but you just might go fruity from the insanely decadent deliciousness!
There are many cake batter shake recipes out there, and I can’t say I really got the idea from any one site. But I do owe a big thank you to Averie Cooks for providing instructions on how to make my own “cake mix.” Actually, I adapted her instructions to make more of a wet brownie batter type of thing. It turned out amazing! I also added some vegan cookie dough to the mix, and thought it added a nice touch. What is it that’s so intriguing about unbaked batter/dough? It seems that we as humans share a common urge to prevent these things from ever going into the oven, by eating them first…
Well the point is it tastes good! And it’s healthy for you, so go ahead and drink up!
Breakfast Brownie Batter Shake
Makes 1 serving
for brownie batter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
- 1 tbl whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur brand)
- 1 tbl muscovado sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 to 1 1/2 tbls warm water
- 1 small to medium banana
- 1 cup Ready Pac brand “Super Fruit Medley” (I found this in the prepared fruits section at my grocery store. Or just use any mixed fruit of your choice)
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 single-serving cup of Open Nature Greek frozen yogurt, vanilla bean flavor
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 tbl Eat Pastry brand vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough
To make brownie batter: In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, sugar, and vanilla. Add water gradually until you have a thick texture resembling brownie batter. Try your hardest not to eat this as is (it will be tempting!)
For Shake: place the banana, almond milk, cup of mixed fruit, frozen yogurt and ice in the blender. Add some or all of the brownie batter and blend for about a minute or until ice is crushed. (I saved a little bit of the brownie batter for garnish, but it didn’t taste very sweet on its own so if you do this I suggest adding a bit more sugar or vanilla to the portion you are reserving for garnish.)
Stop blender and add cookie dough. Blend for another 4 – 8 seconds.
Pour the shake into a glass and top with remaining brownie batter (if you saved some for topping.) Chill in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes (if you can bear to wait that long) and enjoy!
Mixing up the brownie batter… so tempting…
Get ready to shake it up!
The finished product… mmmm…
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