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A good-for-you vanilla cupcake milkshake

Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, r...

A dessert shake that's secretly good for you

If you could put a cupcake into a glass and drink it, this would be it.

This shake is the best of both worlds — delicious vanilla cupcake flavor without any of the guilt. Made with healthy ingredients like yogurt, almond milk and even some vanilla protein powder, this sprinkle-filled glass gets its "cupcake-ness" from lots of vanilla flavor and some almond extract.

A good-for-you cupcake shake

The more sprinkles, the merrier!

Vanilla cupcake shake recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients except for the sprinkles. Blend until smooth.
  2. Into a small, shallow bowl, pour the sprinkles. Wet the rim of a glass, and dip it into the sprinkle mixture, turning it a few times until coated with sprinkles.
  3. Pour the shake into the glass, and stir in more sprinkles.

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