Skinny Minny Carrot Cake Milkshakes

6 May

When I found out I was pregnant, right away I started preparing for a girl, even before I knew the gender.

I believed, in my little head, that my precious little fetus was going to come into this world wearing a crown, tutu, and baby high heels.

Call me excentric, but I am 150% girly, and I have high hopes for Baby Boo.

My Hubby on the other hand has different dreams.

He ‘believes’ our daughter is going to be the first girl to ever play in the NFL. This is not a joke my friends, because I so wish it was. I try and put my husbands “dreams,” or as I like to call them ‘imaginations’, in the back of my mind, but he insist that 20+ years from now we will all have matching Jersey’s with the name Boo on the back, as we cheer for our little quarter back…

I really think he just wants Season Tickets, and he will go to any measure to get them..

As much as I would love and support my daughter in whatever career she chose (besides a few minor ones…), I think it really stems down to the fact that I definitely couldn’t handle another person throwing and bouncing balls around this household..




You get the idea.

Let’s top that off with this precious chickpea who has so gracefully discovered her voice..

And by gracefully, I mean the complete opposite, because screaming is far from grace.

And at the end of the day, after the noises have gone to sleep, I find it MOST crucial to reward myself in a little Mama Treat.

Milkshakes cure everything..Especially when they don’t make your butt bigger 🙂

Skinny Minny Carrot Cake Milkshake


1 banana

6 frozen hemp milk ice cubes

2 TB hemp milk

1 large slice Whole Grain Carrot Cake Bread


Blend all ingredients into blender until creamy

Remember this amazing bread from the bridal shower I threw this weekend…

Who knew it could get even better…

With each bite, the noises of bouncing balls and shrills from Baby Boo seemed to get quieter and quieter.

Then by the end everything was silent.

But it was too silent for me…

And that’s when I realized that Bonks on walls from my studdly Hubby and happy screams from my sweet angel are nothing less than my favorite noises in the world..

Because with out them, it would be all to quiet..

That is unless Baby Boo started to say words like Hike, and Punt, and 22..47..68..

I don’t think even Milkshakes would be able to solve my problem.

14 Responses to “Skinny Minny Carrot Cake Milkshakes”

  1. Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 6, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    That is too cute about your husband’s high hopes for your daughter! I would totally love being girly and matchy matchy if I had a little girl. 🙂

    And I had to comment, because along with red velvet, carrot cake is my absolute fave. It’s probably my favorite before red velvet these days, so I’m super excited to try your bread and the shake. Yum. So many recipes, so little time.

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 6, 2011 at 6:26 am #

      haha I used to think it was cute, but he is so set in his ways about it 🙂 AND i LOVE red velvet..yummm a red velvet milkshake! That sounds yummy!

      And it is so hard to see all these recipes, because I want to make every single one!

  2. Jess@HealthyExposures May 6, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    hahaha, that is too funny. maybe she’ll meet both your dreams…girly-girls can still throw a football…right?! ;)though i will say – it’s not until it is deadly silent that you sort of miss the ruckus, isn’t it?
    loving the milkshake. why have i never thought to use milk ice cubes?!

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 6, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    omg that carrot cake is gorgeous!

    and so is little missy…..soooo beautiful!

  4. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons May 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    I’m going to need you to talk me though this carrot cake recipe…I cant bake…. but I want this in my belly so so so badly! right after I plow through the key lime pie paul made me =)

    Happy friday lovey! mwah!

  5. Heidi @ Food Doodles May 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Awwww, I love the pictures of her in this post. So cute! I remember that phase with my daughter where she was just yelling for the sake of making noise. Oh wait, she still does it.
    Loooove healthy milkshakes 🙂 I really need to try freezing some milk in cubes to blend.

  6. pawsitivelife May 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Awww, fathers and daughters. I never thoguht of blending a cake…now that you have opened up that out!

  7. Christa May 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Mmmmmmm that looks good :):) I am kind of stuck looking at the first picture though… your baby is just adorable!! :’) Lovely post x

  8. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life May 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Wow, that looks yummy! Did you actually blend the cake right in?? That is such a good idea!!! 🙂

  9. Shanna, like Banana May 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Your baby girl is just so darn cute! I love it! She seems so happy too.

    And now you’ve got me craving a carrot cake smoothie!

  10. runyogarepeat May 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Aw, she is adorable in that pink outfit!
    Hemp milk ice cubes is a brilliant idea! I’ve never thought to freeze milk for smoothies/shakes.

  11. May 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    1) awesome idea with the carrot cake shake!
    2) Unfortunately, my blog won’t let me reply directly to comments…so I’ll have to answer your question this way:) You asked what in which part of Southern California I’m living. I’m in a suburb of Los Angeles. You near by?

  12. helen May 8, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    I am totally in the mood for a milkshake now!

    I understand the ball hype, I am in a house with 3 males!

  13. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 8, 2011 at 1:19 am #

    ohh I do so love your posts! you are so right with that line that the things that can make us want to rip our hair out is actually what we live for.

    I love that you added the cake right to the milkshake, it looks SO delicious! 🙂

    Hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend! 🙂

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