A healthy cake batter milkshake I hear you say? Yup, that’s right… breakfast time no longer has to be so boring – with the sun making an appearance sometimes a hot cup of Bulletproof Coffee is too overwhelming and you crave something a little more refreshing. Rather than grabbing that glass of OJ stock up on a low carb drink that is packed full of good fats and a little protein too to keep your hunger pangs at bay. Just half of one 300 ml serving will supply you with 23.22g fat, 3.98g carbohydrates, and 7.99g of protein – not too shabby hey?!
This Healthy Keto Cake Batter Milkshake is a creamy vanilla flavoured shake that’s sugar-free, high in fat, and low in carbs – a fun way to make your macros!
I’ve used sugar strands purely for decoration and I do not recommend adding them into your actual drink but popping them around the rim of the glass will make you feel that little bit happier. Just be sure to drink it with a straw! If you’re not that bothered about macros and want a cheeky treat then opt for some all natural sugar strands with as little ingredients as possible and try and find an allergen free one – most use wheat starch!
I also used NuStevia an alcohol free liquid stevia from NuNaturals – they kindly sent me out some last year and I have rather shockingly forgotten to post anything about them despite the fact that I use them daily! The NuStevia alcohol free range comes in Clear, Vanilla, Lemon, and Orange. The range is simply made with water, vegetable glycerine, and natural flavours, nothing else, so you know you’re not getting anything nasty there! It’s not as bitter as other stevia extracts I’ve tried as well and the best thing about them is that you only need a few drops at a time meaning that they will quite literally last you about a year. I like to use the clear or vanilla ones in this recipe but to be honest they all work well. UK customers will want to check out iHerb for a pretty comprehensive range of NuNaturals’ products and Amazon also stocks them too.
NuNaturals also stock flavours with alcohol such as Peppermint, Cherry, and Cherry Vanilla and a range of syrups and powdered sweeteners too.
I made this little number in my favourite super high speed Froothie Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series Blender using the ‘Sorbet’ setting in order to ensure that the ice broke down thoroughly enough – you want the shake to be smooth and not granular. The ice is purely there to keep the drink chilled and refreshing. It also helps to really blitz up those ground almonds and butter too – no lumps in my house!
The drink itself tastes beautifully sweet and not exactly how cake batter tastes but not far off either. If you really want to get the cake batter feel I would add in a tablespoon of coconut flour but then it’ll be a little too high carb to be classed as keto so keep that in mind too. It’s also a really fun way to get those good fats into your little ones – Anya stole my shake and guzzled the lot!
- ½ cup/125ml almond milk
- ¼ cup/60ml single cream or full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup crushed ice
- 50g ground almonds
- 1 tsp grass-fed butter/MCT oil/coconut oil
- 7 drops alcohol free liquid stevia
- ¼ tsp vanilla powder
- 3 tbsp sugar strands/funfetti
- Place all of your shake ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. I used my Froothie Optimum G2.1 on the 'Sorbet' setting to ensure that the ice was thoroughly blended.
- If you wish to decorate your glass then just simply fill a small bowl with 1cm of warm water, place the glass in the bowl rim side down, leave for a few seconds before transferring into a bowl of sprinkles. You can also roll the outside of the glass in sprinkles but I found it easier to place the glass into a small bowl for even coverage. Enjoy!
*All cup measurements used are UK cup measurements and so 1 cup = 250ml.
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Angie - WhippedGreenGirl13th July 2016 at 6:01 pm
I always use Dr. Mercola’s Vanilla Whey Powder cause I find it tastes like cake batter too! Love your recipe- gonna give it a blendtec whirl tonight 🙂 Beautiful yummy pics too!!! lol
greensofthestoneage1st August 2016 at 3:12 pm
Hey Angie, sorry for the late reply – life has been giving me an ass kicking! I think I’m in need of one of these shakes today. I haven’t tried Mercola’s whey before – wonder if we can get it here in the UK? Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment 🙂
Janice @FarmersgirlCook17th July 2016 at 7:01 pm
That looks like a lot of fun!
greensofthestoneage1st August 2016 at 3:06 pm
Hey Janice, thanks for the comment 🙂 It certainly was a lot of fun with all of those sprinkles, sadly I didn’t eat any because I’m a good girl 😉
Ceri @Natural Kitchen Adventures20th July 2016 at 9:19 am
This looks lots of fun! I’d never have thought to put ground almonds in a smoothie, but since I would use almond butter it makes perfect sense! I can imagine it tasting like cake batter!
greensofthestoneage1st August 2016 at 3:06 pm
Hey Ceri, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting 🙂 The ground almonds give it that cake like consistency so it’s beautiful!
choclette10th August 2016 at 10:41 am
Never thought of adding butter to my smoothie. Sounds quite intriguing and I’m going to have to try it. Love raw cake batter, so what a good idea.
Jill Roberts @ Wellnessgeeky.com7th August 2019 at 9:02 am
Amazing healthy keto cake batter milkshake! It is very decadent, and the people in my office are happy today!
greensofthestoneage23rd August 2019 at 5:01 pm
Oh wow! Thanks for letting me know that you all loved it so much ❤️