A Chocolate-Covered Guest Post

Hi friends 😀 It’s been a crazybusyawesome day over here, so I’m very excited to post this guest post from a very good bloggy friend, Katie 🙂

She’s the mastermind behind so many delicious vegan recipes (banana bread in a bowl? yes please), and I was so glad she stopped by!

See ya in the morning 😉



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Hi chocolate pudding pops!

I’m Katie, of the blog: Chocolate-Covered Katie, and I’m so super-honored that Gina asked me to write a guest post for her, because I think she’s basically the coolest thing since sliced bread (or sliced chocolate cake. What’s so cool about sliced bread anyways?).

Lately, I’ve been on a raw-milkshake kick, giving healthy makeovers to sinful milkshake flavors such as:

cake batter milkshake

Cake-Batter Milkshake

With healthy milkshakes on the brain, I knew that’s what I wanted to write about today. So here’s my healthier (and 100% raw) version of a chocolate chip cookie dough milkshake:


Raw Cookie Dough Milkshake

(Based off the Mint-Chocolate Chip Milkshake)

  • 1 frozen large banana, as ripe as possible
  • cacao nibs (or chocolate chips), and raw oats (blend some in the shake, and save some for the top)
  • 2/3 cup milk (For an extremely rich, “ice cream”-like shake, try coconut milk. Also, use more or less, depending on desired thickness.)
  • A few raw Cookie Dough Balls (pictured below)
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt
  • Optional: Add a pinch of xantham and guar gums (or just reduce the milk) to turn the shake into pudding or ice cream.

Blend everything together and pour into a glass.

cookie dough

Then proceed to crumble a Raw Cookie Dough Ball on top.

Voila! Liquid Cookie Dough!

On my blog, I try to show that healthy food can taste amazing when it’s prepared the right way. One shouldn’t have to choose between good health and good taste; you can have your cake (preferably chocolate!) and eat it too.

Please do stop by sometime, at Chocolate-Covered Katie, and say hi. I love meeting new bloggie or reader friends! Smile

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  1. hippierunner on March 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Great post, Katie! Your pictures are so pretty!

  2. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) on March 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    AAAAH KATIE YOU ARE SUCH A GENIUS!!! Love you girl!! That milkshake looks EVEN BETTER than the cake batter one I love so much!! I am DEFINITELy trying this tomorrow!! 😀

  3. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    WOW! This sounds delicious Katie!! I’m definitely bookmarking both recipes. I’m so happy the weather is getting warmer because I can drink smoothies and shakes without shivering through them! 🙂

  4. Maryann (The Balanced Bean) on March 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Katie always comes up with the best recipes! This one included 🙂

  5. Little Bookworm on March 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I agree with Emma, Katie you are genius! Definitely going to try this recipe soon! 😀

  6. Katie on March 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Katie rocks!!! I love ya Katie!!! Awesome Guest you had here Gina ; )

    xoxo <3

  7. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on March 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Sounds wonderful! Everything looks delicious…I just want to grab that cookie dough ball right out of your hand and pop it in my mouth!

  8. Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) on March 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    i LOVE YOU KATIE!!! not only are your milkshakes and creations wonderful.. BUT YOU ARE TOO!!!

  9. Tracy @ Commit to Fit on March 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I love the milkshake flavours that you post, Katie! I am going to have to try them all 🙂

  10. Runeatrepeat on March 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I die. This sounds so good 🙂

  11. rebecca lustig on March 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    love both of youuu!

  12. Cara Craves... on March 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I’m in love already.
    Thanks for sharing Katie.

  13. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I love your blog Katie — and thanks for not including any coconut recipes here 🙂

  14. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on March 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I need to try this! yum!

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Katie + Gina = two of my fave ladies!

    Great tag team, girls 🙂

    I love the post, Katie.. Anything with cake batter and raw cookie dough in it…well, that’s a post I love!

    Gina, I hope you’re enjoying yourself…you sound crazy busy. Hope it’s all “good busy” catching up w/ friends 🙂

  16. s on March 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    ahh! hey ladies. (said in a non-creepy way) … katie has the best healthy icecreamlike smoothie ideas! 🙂

  17. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    cookie dough rocks!

  18. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    ooooh that looks fab!! 🙂

  19. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on March 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Great post, Katie. That milkshake sounds fab!

  20. Ashley on March 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Love the sprinkles milkshake photo! This sounds amazing!

  21. Gina on March 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Katieee! Love your blog, lady! And all of your fantabulous healthy dessert recipes .

  22. Courtney (greeneyedrunner) on March 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Ahhh Katie I love that you wrote a guest post! I didn’t think anything beat cake batter, but cookie dough with oats blended in? YUMMM 🙂

  23. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 18, 2011 at 1:15 am

    mmmmm i never thought of making a doughy smoothie like that. it sounds great! thanks!

  24. Nacho Lindsay on March 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I was crying into my breakfast nachos… 🙂

  25. Picky Nicky on March 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I just need to wipe the drool off my keyboard and I’ll go make me a raw milkshake 😉 Thanks for the amazing recipes, Katie!!

  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Ahh these both look so good! I’m gonna have to head over to your blog and check it out now. 😉

  27. Catherine on March 18, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Yay, I love you Katie! Excellent guest post. I see some raw milkshake recipes incorporating raw macaroons in the future (hint, hint) 😉

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