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Birthday Cake Milkshake

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Today is the first day of spring! However, our home is covered in inches of snow. For the entire winter we’ve had barely any snow and right when we’re supposed to start the whole “green grass and daffodils” thing we get a snowstorm! I had planned on playing some outdoor volleyball for my birthday party (which I played only a few days ago!), but now that looks like a really silly idea. Maybe snow volleyball could become a sport, but I’d probably be the only one willing to play it.

And yes, it’s also my birthday today.Which is why I’m sharing this extremely delicious and decadent treat with you!

…The Birthday Cake Milkshake!

I’ve wanted to make this for a long time, but traditionally it’s made with ice-cream or frozen yogurt. The healthy versions I’ve seen posted on the Internet include frozen bananas or coconut oil, and although tasty, to me, they just don’t taste like the REAL Cake Batter Milkshake. That being so, I wanted to make it with a healthy twist while still tasting the way it’s supposed to. This serves 2-3.

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Birthday Cake Milkshake

  1. 1/2 cup organic vanilla cake mix
  2. 1 cup almond milk*
  3. 1 1/2 trays ice cubes
  4. 2 scoops protein powder, vanilla
  5. 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  6. 1 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles

*Homemade almond milk recipe

Blend everything completely. Swirl a few rainbow sprinkles on top and add a straw. Enjoy!

We had this for a siblings movie night and I actually put it in the freezer for a couple hours beforehand. It was amaaaazing and tasted like “Birthday Cake” ice-cream. Just something you might want to try!

Note: The protein powder can be optional, but I like adding extra protein to my shakes. It also gives the shake an even more creamy, vanilla flavour!

Although this is a pretty healthy twist for this smoothie…you might want to check out this healthy chocolate cake batter smoothie I featured on my site!

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The sprinkles made this such fun!

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I love the way the sprinkles make rainbows…so pretty!

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You might be wondering how the Birthday Challenge went? Well, my goals were almost all completed! I got up earlier almost every morning (Score!), working out before studying was not as successful (however, I still worked out later on), and I lost over my goal of 3 lbs. It was so fun to find out, through FitFluential, that a fellow ambassador had the same birthday as me, so she decided to do the challenge too!

Thank you guys for reading and for being such a sweet blessing in my life…each one of you make my day with every comment, conversation on Twitter, and email you send. Hope your day is as awesome as you are!

Is your birthday in the spring, summer, fall, or winter?

Category: Desserts, Drinks & Smoothies, Kid Friendly, Protein, Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , , 41 comments »

41 Responses to “Birthday Cake Milkshake”

  1. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    Happy Birthday! Perfect treat for it :D

  2. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food


  3. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed

    this weather is all kinda funky, it’s going to be 72 in NYC today! I almost wore a dress!

  4. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    Happy birthday!! These shakes look like the perfect way to celebrate!! :)

  5. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    Happy birthday! :)
    I hope you have a great day & enjoy it with one of these awesome-looking smoothies! ;)

  6. She Rocks Fitness

    Happy Birthday! My birthday was March 8th…a true Pisces! Those shakes look delicious…The sprinkles are such a nice touch! :)

  7. Emma

    Happy birthday to you!! My birthday is on Saturday, maybe I’ll make this too! I love your website. Check out mine if you want! Have an awesome birthday! :)


  8. Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl

    This looks delicious! Never thought of putting cake batter in a milkshake. but it looks thick and rich. delicious! Happy Birthday, Charissa!

  9. Emily

    Happy Birthday!! <3
    What a perfect treat!

  10. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    Aw, the sprinkles look so pretty! Happy birthday!!

  11. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Happy Birthday!! A perfect treat for such a special day :)

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  13. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Happy Birthday! (a little belated :)) I think you celebrated in just the right way…this shake looks absolutely delicious!!

  14. Liz

    Belated birthday wishes! This looks like a delicious way to celebrate…and guilt free, too :)

  15. Ali

    Happy birthday! I hope warm weather comes quickly to you!

  16. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

    Holy crap! First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Second, this is incredible! Just pinned it! :)

    Have a great day, Charissa!!

  17. Mel

    I must say, it’s quite refreshing not to see that ubiquitous pastel and white striped straw in your delicious looking milkshake! Those darn straws are everywhere! Congrats on shaking it up.

  18. Dee D.

    Happy birthday! I hope you’re having a good one :)
    That looks and sounds great! I love birthday cake flavored things, definitely going to try this :)

  19. The Blissful Baker

    Woah! This looks amazing! and healthy! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for the recipe :)

  20. myfudo

    Happy Birthday! I would love to use my colorful straws for this…Perfect!

  21. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    OMG. I love this idea. Happy belated birthday lovely lady! :-)

  22. Jennifer

    Love this! So festive and healthy!! I bet it super yummy too!

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  24. Alana

    Cake mix in a shake? MIND = BLOWN. And happy birthday!!

  25. Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook

    Very belated but happy birthday! I’d love a cup of birthday milkshake to go with this wonderful warm weather. Hope you had a great day :)

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  27. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    I always prefer ice cream over cake, so instead of cake for any bday, I’ll be making a bday cake milkshake. What a brilliant idea!

  28. Diana @ Mood Your Food

    Happy Birthday!! These look so yummy!!

  29. Andrea Louden

    Yum, just made it but added a banana to it. How many cals is this?

  30. LP @dishclips

    This milkshake looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Charissa

    Andrea~ So glad you liked it…I didn’t put the calorie count/nutritional info on this because every cake mix and protein powder is different…you can log your recipe in at this recipe analysis link: Hope that helps!

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  34. Erica

    We loved this spin on a birthday treat! A great way to do something special for yourself or the kiddos without baking. We included this in our favorite frozen and cold treats recipes:

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  37. Dominique

    Can the almond milk be chocolate??

  38. Charissa

    Dominique – You could! However, I’d probably use an organic chocolate cake mix instead if birthday cake. Let me know how it goes!

  39. Renee

    My son and I both love this one and will be making it again soon.

  40. Hanna

    Looks yummy..Like the colors :))

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