I love healthy smoothies, sure. But you know what I like even better? Milkshakes. Creamy, dessert-y milkshakes. When I read the ingredients for the Cake Batter Milkshake on Chocolate-Covered Katie's blog last week, I thought it sounded more like a smoothie. As usual for Katie, her recipe was ultra-healthy. But something about calling a smoothie a milkshake made it seem oh-so-much more appealing. Oh, and the sprinkles didn't hurt either:
This decadent milkshake is made from frozen banana, extra-virgin coconut oil, soymilk, vanilla extract, and sprinkles. Other than the sprinkles, it's the stuff I'd normally include in my pre-workout smoothie. But it tasted magical, just like dessert.
To up the milkshake's junk foodiness, I added a giant blob of Soy Whip. I realize the above blob doesn't look giant, but I added way more after the shot. Guilty! Anyway, you must try Katie's recipe. It's super-easy, healthy, and it was the perfect dose of energy before hitting the gym after work.
Confession: The Soy Whip — from the whippable box — expired in May 2010. The box had been sitting in my fridge for a long while! But it was unopened, and it didn't smell funny or look weird. So I ate it anyway. I typically eat food way past the expiration date so long as it looks normal.
What's your policy on eating expired food?