Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

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Sometimes a girl just needs a bowl of chocolate cake batter all to herself.

There I said it.

And not feel the least bit insane.

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We’ve been spending every spare moment working on the house and I’m starting to go a bit crazy. More than usual. I don’t know when Date Night became Friday night at the hardware store, but it’s not funny anymore!

We do clean up well though…

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Also, have you ever tried to find someone to help you at those Big Box stores? The phrase needle in a haystack comes to mind.

“Is that a worker over there?”, I squint my eyes miles down the aisle.

“Oh I think it might be…Oh wait, that’s just a shopper wearing an orange tank top…false alarm’, Eric says slinking off.

Instead of turning to alcohol, this gal turns to chocolate. Much like aisle 17, we all have our vices.

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Mind you, after slurping this smoothie down it occurred to me that some chocolate flavoured liqueur would have gone just splendidly in this chocolate smoothie!

*evil cackle*

*witch broom*

*licks whisk*

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With first slurp, my eyes rolled back in my head (I swear it wasn’t spiked) and I was suddenly floating in a chocolate river on a raft made of chocolate squares. Puffy Marshmallows encased my torso as a life jacket. I clenched my bowl of cake batter close to me as if it was my only child.

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There is no sawdust in my chocolate river.

No paint cans.

No cat deciding it’s a good idea to climb the new curtains.

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Really bad idea, cat.

There is no bed-in-a-bag that looks like a bed-in-a-bag on the bed.

There is no trying to fit said bed-in-a-bag back into the bag to return.

There is no furniture scattered about.

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Just sweet, sweet chocolate cake batter.

As I spooned my cake batter, I spotted Eric out of the corner of my eye. He was concerned, only in the way that men are when they see their woman with the other man.

Mr. Chocolate, or course. Have you met him? He gets around.

I looked over at Eric with a sheepish grin, not knowing that I was sporting a big chocolate mustache that pretty much put me into crazy territory. As husbands do, he quickly pointed out my chocolate mustache and laughed at me.

Mr. Chocolate would never laugh at me.

I gripped my bowl a bit tighter as he came closer.

This cake batter was mine.

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‘You missed a spot.’, he said with a smirk while pointing to the smudge of chocolate on the side of my cheek.

Men.

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VeggieGirl August 21, 2011

Oh my… heavenly concoction!

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kaila @ healthy helper! August 21, 2011

This looks incredible!!! Oh my….so sinful!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 21, 2011

You’ve done it again, Angela!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 21, 2011

This is perfect…especially when a girl needs chocolate….which is ALL the time ;) YUM! can’t wait to try this.

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Brittany @ Runwithbritt August 21, 2011

This recipe looks heavenly!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 21, 2011

Now that is a smoothie!

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots August 21, 2011

Oh my goodness. You are a genius Angela! :-) Yummmmmm!

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Noelle August 21, 2011

You gotta love them! Admit it. :-D Yummy shake and the house is looking great. Just think when you no longer have to work on it!

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Julie August 21, 2011

I love your writing… maybe even more than your pictures and thats really hard to top. I get sad when the post ends! I was hoping to meet you at HLS this year. Maybe next?!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011

thank you Julie! I’m glad someone can appreciate my crazy rambling.
I was sad not to be able to make HLS this year, hopefully next year we can meet! :)

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Radha August 21, 2011

Yum!!! I felt the same way about the auto parts store as you do about the hardware store. I refuse to even wait in the car if DH wants to stop by one. Thank God we now have a good car. Eric, if you are reading this…..it is time to take your wife out.
<3 Angela

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011

auto parts store? ….*shudder* heh

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Steph August 21, 2011

I like the idea of soaking the oats, mine always come out gritty in smoothies. Such a simple solution, thanks :)

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 21, 2011

Oh my word, this looks absolutely amazing!

I’m literally drooling :)

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Stephanie August 21, 2011

Boo! I don’t have carob powder. What do I do instead??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011

I would try 1 tsp cocoa powder + 1 tsp liquid sweetener to start…

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chocolate-covered katie August 21, 2011

Oh.
My.
Word.
Or wait; I have no words. I lost my train of thought somewhere between the first photo and the last one. Don’t think I’ll ever get it back. And also: chocolate > alcohol. Always. Unless maybe you want to add some rum to that smoothie… :)

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Emily August 21, 2011

You gotta love something that is DELICIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, and won’t kill your waistline! Looks great-I can’t wait to try it! I just need to find a store in my area that carries carob powder…

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Robyn August 21, 2011

Good morning,,,YOU are hilarious,,,thanks for the chuckles first thing. I’m with you on the chocolate thing!

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking August 21, 2011

Wow, simply wonderful. I already had breakfast, but that looks like a great post-workout snack! Yum. Can’t wait to get back from my run!

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 21, 2011

I’ve used raw cashews before too (as long as they get ground really fine)… there’s something about them that really makes it cake-y.

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Cait's Plate August 21, 2011

Gah I love the photos of it dripping over the edge. So amazing.

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Melissa Miller August 21, 2011

OMG, Im drinking this right now and its amazing. I added a scoop of PP and used cinnimon swirl soybutter (out of cashew butter) and its soooooooo delish thanks for the delish breakfast this morning!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011

sounds great! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Jenny August 21, 2011

I’ve never had chocolate cake batter before… but, as always, this looks decadently delicious! I agree with “Cait’s Plate” – the photos that have the smoothie overflowing are just awesome.

I’m guessing cocoa powder’s not a substitute because it isn’t naturally sweet, like carob? So would a little cocoa powder plus a sweetener of some kind work instead of carob powder?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011

Thanks! :)
Yes I would try 1 tsp cocoa + 1 tsp liquid sweetener to start off :)

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Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 21, 2011

Oh my god.

No time for words. I’m going to make this now!

Thanks for the morning dose of laughter :)

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jassy August 21, 2011

this is a funny post…haha. and eric is nice and also funny at the same time, too. :)

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Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen August 21, 2011

Oh my gosh. This looks like heaven!

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Christine (The Raw Project) August 21, 2011

This looks wonderful! I’ve been on the fence about drinkable decadent desserts, but I need to give this a try!

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blossjoss August 21, 2011

Dawww. That Mr. Chocolate. Gets ya every time.

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Mary August 21, 2011

I think I just found my snack for this afternoon!!! I can’t wait.

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Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) August 21, 2011

This looks delicious!

The reno’s look great so far Angela!

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Molly @ RDexposed August 21, 2011

All I had to read was the post’s title and said, “Oh yes….”

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Mac August 21, 2011

I totally know what you mean about needing a bowl of cake batter to yourself! Glad you found your own rendition of it… I’ll be trying it out myself soon :)

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Amber K August 21, 2011

Between you, Katie and Averie I have awesome recipes up the wazoo that I MUST try! Delicious!!

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Natalie August 21, 2011

Hi Angela,

This may be a silly question, but where would I find carob powder? Would it be in the health foods section at Superstore or the baking section…? Or does it have to be a health food store…

Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011

Hey Natalie! I buy it at Bulk Barn. Hope that helps!

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Amy August 21, 2011

OMG lol you are hysterical, woman! And I can’t wait to get a piece of Mr. Chocolate all for myself… I’ll be making this tonight!

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Victoria August 21, 2011

Seriously?? I have to wait a WHOLE HOUR?? I changed a few things, only 1/2 a frozen banana and added a scoop of protein powder and a handful of spinach. Question, I went to one of those recipe calorie calculator sites and it puts this recipe at 550 calorie! Yikes! Is that right? Do you do an analysis of your recipes? I am just curious, since I try to keep my calories at about 1200 to 1400 a day. Using up over 500 on a smoothie is a hard one to swallow. BTW, I discovered your site when it was mentioned on someone’s blog on “Sparkpeople.com”. A wonderful site for people trying to get healthy. Anyway, I have LOVED your site and want to thank you so much.

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Eat Hike Sleep Repeat August 21, 2011

Cocoa has become a staple in my smoothies. There is just something fabulous about having chocolaty anything for breakfast!
The photos are luscious :)

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Stacie August 21, 2011

Oh gosh, this post was hilarious! Loved the marshmellow lifejacket…tee hee hee Any reno pics of what you two were up to?

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Megan@eatmybeets August 21, 2011

mmm this looks so delicious. I’ve definitely been craving sweets this weekend. :-) I baked a fig cake – it wasn’t quite sweet enough, so I topped my piece with peanut butter. OMG ahmazing.

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Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 21, 2011

Everything you make looks so delicious!! That smoothie seems perfect for hot summer days!

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Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 21, 2011

Lol! This post made me laugh out loud, smile, relax, and was like a little ray of sunshine in a stressful day…thank you so much, Angela! And that recipe looks ridiculously delicous too <3 i love your writing, it's fantastic! big smiles xyx

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Abby R August 21, 2011

My new favorite post of yours, so thanks for the chuckle. And I believe you are my foodie twin separated at birth! You rock. The end. :-D

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