Protein shake recipes are all the rave on Pinterest these days.
I’ve found good options for making chocolate peanut butter protein smoothies, banana split protein shakes, and even lemon strawberry.
I’ve written another post with some of those shake recipes but decided Birthday Cake Shake Recipes needed a post all to themselves.
I mean, who doesn’t love Birthday Cake or cake batter?
If you have a sweet tooth this is a great way to make the perfect healthy snack without the guilt.
If you close your eyes you might think your delicious birthday cake smoothie is layers of cake.😉
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Before You Buy A Premade Birthday Cake Protein Powder Mix
There are premade Birthday Cake protein powders on the market but only a few with wholesome ingredients.
It’s just not smart to spend your hard-earned money on junk products that can potentially damage your health.
Before you purchase protein powder (any flavor) make sure it is free of:
- Surculose/Splenda, Aspartame/NutraSweet (these are terrible sugar-free alternatives)
- Food coloring
- Artificial flavors
The Best Tasting Cake Batter Powders I Recommend:
- Isagenix Birthday Day Cake Shake -full meal replacement with a creamy texture – 240 calories (get it here)
- Kiss Keto Birthday Day Cake Shake– low-calorie keto supplement – 70 calories (get it here)
- Clean Simple Eats Cake Batter – supplement – 100 calories (get it here)
Why I Would Not Buy Premier Protein Cake Batter
I noticed a lot of talk about Premier Protein Cake Batter shake because it is so easy to find at regular stores or places like Amazon.
This is the one I’m talking about:
I’ve even seen it recommended by doctors (I’m sure mean well) but I doubt they looked at the ingredients and realize it could do their patients more harm than good.
Please, don’t buy this cheap protein drink.
Just the Sucralose alone is enough to rule it out but it’s not organic and it includes artificial flavors.
Here are the ingredients:
Water, Milk Protein Concentrate†, Calcium Caseinate†, Contains less than 1% of High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Natural and Artificial flavors, Inulin, Cellulose Gel and Cellulose Gum, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Carrageenan, Tripotassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Dl-alpha-tocopheryl Acetate [Vitamin E], Zinc Glycinate Chelate, Ferric Orthophosphate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Niacinamide, Phytonadione [Vitamin K1], Potassium Iodide, Cholecalciferol [Vitamin D3], Copper Gluconate, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Cyanocobalamin [Vitamin B12], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Chromium Polynicotinate), Magnesium Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate. †SOURCE OF PROTEIN
Stick to healthy ingredients so your shakes don’t impact your health in a negative way.
I’ve seen several recipe variations using instant pudding but since it usually contains Splenda or NutraSweet I didn’t include them in this post for cake batter milkshakes.
You won’t need a large mixing bowl but you will need the best high-speed blender you can afford so you can get the creamy texture to make your delicious birthday cake smoothie.
My favorite protein powder to use in my recipes is the Isagenix IsaPro Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (more info here), Plant-Based Vegan Protein Powder (more info here) and Isalean Meal Replacement Shakes Whey or Vegan ingredients (more info here)
However, you can use the brand of protein powder you like best.
1) Isagenix Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
- 2 scoops Isalean French Vanilla (get it here)
- 1 tbsp Nikki’s Coconut Vanilla Cake Batter Flavor (get it here)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup water
Add ingredients and ice to blender and blend until smooth. Add whip cream and sprinkles on top.
This recipe mixes up nicely but for a real treat buy the Isagenix Birthday Cake Shake when it’s available.
Related: 5 Practical Ways Protein Shakes and Bars Can Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
2) Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
Amanda uses collagen and greek yogurt in her recipe at TheSkinnyFork.com.
- 1 scoop Bone Broth Collagen™ Vanilla Powder (get it here)
- 2/3rds cup Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk (almond or milk of choice)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp. 50/50 Agave Nectar or 50/50 Honey
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Fat-Free Whipped Topping
- ‘Jimmies’ Style Rainbow Sprinkles
Combine everything together into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
3) Amoretti Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
Amoreeta.com created this recipe using their natural extracts.
- 1 banana, sliced and frozen
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ¼ tsp Amoretti® Natural Birthday Cake W.S. (get it here)
- 1 tbsp Amoretti® Blue Agave Nectar, Clear (get it here)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (get it here)
- 2 tsp rainbow sprinkles, extra for decoration
Combine banana, almond milk, Natural Birthday Cake Extract, Blue Agave Nectar, and protein powder in a blender and blend until smooth.
Add in sprinkles and lightly blend just until mixed. Pour and serve! Add more sprinkles on top for extra fun!
4) Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
You can thank Kelley at KelleyandCricket.com for this tasty recipe. It was even featured on Huffington Post!
- 1 cup of frozen organic banana chopped into small pieces prior to freezing
- ¼-½ cup vanilla almond milk adjust the amount depending on desired thickness
- 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein or vegan or paleo protein of choice no sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- few drops of almond extract
- 1 tsp of maple syrup
- 1 tbsp sprinkles optional- but always fun
Mix all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, or food processor, adding more almond milk as necessary.
5) Chocolate Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
I admit I wouldn’t have thought of a chocolate birthday cake recipe until I saw this one at Further Food.
I discovered it on their website when I was reading more about the collagen I use.
Read the comments on Amazon and purchase some to add to all of your shakes.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop Vega One chocolate protein powder (get it here)
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp Essential Living Food’s Coco Gogo Energy Elixer (get it here)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 packets stevia
- 1 tbsp ground coffee handful of ice
Blend it all up and enjoy.
6) Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
This recipe by Dashing Dish uses cottage cheese for extra protein!
- 1/2 cup Low fat cottage cheese
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 3-5 Drops butter or almond extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-5 stevia packets (or sweetener of choice to taste)
- 1/2 – 1 cup water (alter this according to desired consistency)
- 5-10 ice cubes (depending on your desired consistency)
Put everything into a blender and blend until a creamy consistency is reached! Top with sprinkles if desired, and Enjoy!
7) Chocolate Birthday Cake Protein Shake Recipe
Blair created this tasty chocolate cake shake recipe at TheSeasonedMom.com.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 ½ cups crushed ice
- ½ cup Almond Breeze Almond milk Original
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp room temperature or cold-brewed coffee
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsprainbow sprinkles divided
- Optional: whipped topping for serving
Combine the first 6 ingredients (protein powder through salt) in a blender and puree until smooth. Add about half of the rainbow sprinkles to the blender and pulse once or twice to mix. Pour into a glass, top with whipped topping and remaining sprinkles, and serve immediately.
8) Cake Batter Smoothie Recipe
Here’s a twist to the Birthday Cake Shake recipe.
Molly at WhatMollyMade.com mixes oats, bananas, and peanut butter to make this shake full of extra goodness.
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 8 ounces vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 tsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp almond extract optional
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.
9) Vanilla Vegan Cake Batter Protein Smoothie
Created by Onegreenplanet.org this thick, creamy smoothie is made without gluten, dairy, or refined sugars.
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, plant-based
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Whipped cream, dairy-free
- Add the almond milk, banana, coconut butter, protein powder, and vanilla extract to a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Add sprinkles to the blender if using and pulse a few times to distribute sprinkles.
- Pour smoothie into a glass and top with whipped cream, if desired, and more sprinkles.
10) Birthday Cake Protein Bites
Ok, this isn’t a protein shake but these protein bites look really good!
If you try them you can thank Rena at HealthyFitnessMeals.com.
- 4 tbsp Coconut Flour
- 2 tbsp Stevia
- 6 tbsp Water
- 2 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)
- 3 scoops Vanilla Protein
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
Mix together in a bowl and form into balls.
Click here for more protein ball recipes
A Word About Meal Replacement Shakes
Even though I enjoy mixing up different shake recipes there really isn’t anything easier than scooping out a healthy protein mix that already has the perfect taste.
Especially, from a trusted brand that is chock-full of nutrition and none of the bad stuff.
The best tasting shakes I’ve found are the Isagenix Isalean shakes.
They come in a variety of flavors and have a wide selection of seasonal flavors throughout the year.
Click Here to learn more about the Isagenix Birthday Cake Meal Replacements Shakes
What’s your favorite protein shake recipe?
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