The moral of this smoothie is:

24 Jul

I need a new blender. I use my immersion blender a lot, but it cannot crush ice. Neither can my regular blender, apparently. Also, I have been holding it together with duct tape for years now and while I do believe you can solve most of life’s problems with duct tape, safety pins and superglue, my blender is still leaking. Yep, I need a new blender. Anyone got a spare Vitamix? Ok, enough complaining about the state of my pulverizing devices.
Onwards to the recipe!
What’s almost as good as cookie dough? Cake batter!
Kaitlin with Honey’s recipe for a Cake Batter Smoothie has been on my to-make list for a while. Even though it had bananas in it, I still wanted to make it. Even though my blender did not totally crush all the ice or frozen banana, even though it did not really taste like cake batter to me, even though I did not have the chocolate protein powder Kaitlin recommends and had to use vanilla, even though even though even though, stuff and nonsense, I actually really liked this. I didn’t notice the banana really, which I count as a good thing. In my book, bananas should stick to breads most of the time. However, this application worked. I adored the usage of raw oats, much more than I liked the cooked oats in this shake. If I can only get my hands on a better batter blender, sweet smoothie victory shall be mine.
Cake Batter-ish Smoothie(slightly altered from Kaitlin with Honey’s blog, maybe that’s why it is only batter-ish)
3 ice cubes
2 Tbsp. oats
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 frozen banana
4 tsp. vanilla protein powder(appropriately, the flavor of my Iron-tek powder was Vanilla Cake)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
Blend, blendy blend blend. If you are me drink it in fancy stemware. Everything tastes better sipped from an elegant vessel:

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2 Responses to “The moral of this smoothie is:”

  1. kaitlinwithhoney July 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m so glad you tried it! I think the cool thing about the blog world is that we try and alter each others’ recipes and all end up with something different. I do hope you get a blender soon! Thanks for the shout-out. 🙂

  2. TheWhitePlates July 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    You should try a Magic Bullet blender! I’ve had mine for about five years now, and I use it about 150 mornings a year to make a breakfast smoothie (so it’s made about 750 smoothies!). It easily blends frozen fruit and ice cubes. It’s also convenient in that you make the smoothie right in the cup you drink it out of- you unscrew the blades from the cup and replace it with a lid, so you can bring your smoothie anywhere! I have another full-size blender (Oster- it’s been good to me too!) but I only use it for hummus, crepe batter, etc. My Magic Bullet has a permanent spot on my counter!

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