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All of the sweet, creamy, chocolatey tastes from your favorite dessert come together in a cool, refreshing, and healthy Chocolate Birthday Cake Protein Smoothie. This fast, easy, and nutritious breakfast or snack is a reason to celebrate!

Chocolate Birthday Cake Protein Smoothies

It’s probably pretty obvious at this point that I love a thick, cold, and creamy breakfast, snack, or dessert option that also nourishes my body. While the occasional milkshake is a fun splurge, I try to save the ice cream for special indulgences. Instead, on a daily basis I treat myself to healthier, protein-packed sweet treats that satisfy my tastebuds and my nutritional needs!

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These Chocolate Birthday Cake Protein Smoothies were inspired by my absolute favorite dessert — a yellow cake topped with a thick layer of the Spencer Family Recipe for Rich Chocolate Frosting that I was raised on. It’s a recipe that has been passed down through multiple generations and I’ve never tasted anything better! The secret ingredient in the chocolate frosting (which gives it that rich taste) is some brewed coffee! The frosting itself doesn’t taste like coffee, but that subtle touch brings out the indulgent chocolate flavor in a truly special way.

I figured that I could borrow the coffee and the cocoa powder from the frosting recipe, combine it with my favorite low-calorie, super-creamy Almond Breeze Almondmilk, toss in a few rainbow sprinkles, and I’d be sipping a cool and refreshing version of my favorite dessert…on a regular basis!

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In less than 5 minutes you can enjoy this protein-packed treat. It’s a great way to satisfy your craving for a rich dessert in the evening, or an energizing way to start your day. This shake is so thick that I often pour it into a bowl so that I can eat it with a spoon — just like soft-serve ice cream! Top it with granola, whipped cream, fruit, almonds, more rainbow sprinkles…or all of the above!! I won’t judge you. After all, there’s no guilt involved in this frozen treat!

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So grab your blender and just a few basic ingredients and you’ll be sipping on a slice of heaven in no time! Your sweet tooth and your waistline will thank you!

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Chocolate Birthday Cake Protein Smoothie

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 ½ cups crushed ice
  • ½ cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon room temperature or cold brewed coffee
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles divided
  • Optional: whipped topping for serving


  • Combine first 6 ingredients (protein powder through salt) in 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.
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    What a gorgeous smoothie, Blair! I love the chocolate and almond milk combo! And the fact that this looks like a shake but is on the healthier side is even better! Pinned!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks so much, Gayle! I appreciate the pin too!

  2. Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says:

    This is SO fabulous!! I love protein smoothies, and this one is so healthy and protein-packed, AND filled with CHOCOLATE! 🙂 My fave. Pinned!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Anna! It’s definitely one of my go-to breakfast or snacks now that the weather is hot!!

  3. Cathy says:

    I am so excited to have another smoothie to try! We love your smoothie recipes! They would make a great cookbook 🙂
    Hope that you are doing great Blair! 🙂

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Cathy! Love that cookbook idea! 🙂

  4. Deepa says:

    What a yummy collection of recipes.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Deepa!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Yum! Protein smoothies are my favorite! This will be going into regular rotation!

    1. Blair says:

      Awesome! I hope you love it, Jennifer! 🙂

  6. Chi says:

    5 stars
    Protein shake’s never looked THAT good! Thanks for putting in the birthday cake twist, we owe you one big time !
    I work for a foodtech company called Chicory and we would love to have you as our recipe partner. Are you interested?

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Chi! Maybe? Can you send me some more details via email? 🙂

  7. Tina Marie says:

    5 stars
    My granddaughter has to have a protein shake each day. Thanks for some great ways to change them up for her.

    1. Blair says:

      Oh, I’m so glad that this might make them more interesting for her! I love them, so I’m constantly coming up with new flavors and variations to keep it interesting. 🙂

  8. Katalina @ Peas & Peonies says:

    The perfect way to start the day, this is the type of smoothie I would never say no to.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Katalina! Chocolate for breakfast is the way to go! 🙂

  9. Byron Thomas says:

    Terrific! I love Almond Breeze! I’ll give this one a whirl for sure!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Byron!!

  10. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says:

    Oooh I am loving this smoothie. Healthy but with a fun twist! Perfect for my afternoon workouts! Pinned!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Cyndi! Gotta keep the healthy stuff fun and tasty! 🙂

  11. pam (Grey is the New Black) says:

    You make the best smoothies!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Pam! I love them! 🙂

  12. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love. says:

    I’ve always wanted to like almond milk but I love traditional milk so much I just couldn’t get behind the flavor. What a great way to incorporate almond milk into my day!

    1. Blair says:

      Oh, definitely give this a try, Meaghan! It will change your mind. 🙂

  13. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says:

    This is the way I like to start the day! Looks delicious!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Serena!!

  14. Sam @ SugarSpunRun says:

    This looks so good… I think I could drink one of these everyday!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Sam! I basically DO eat a version of this every day! 🙂

  15. Emily | Rainbow Delicious says:

    I think this should be called chocolate unbirthday smoothie because I want to eat this every day, not just once a year! Yum!

    1. Blair says:

      Totally agree, Emily!! You’re so smart. 🙂

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Lorelai!!

  16. Jewel@inspirational bodies says:

    5 stars
    I want this right now.Lucky for me, I have all the ingredients. I’ll be making this later when it’s nap time so I don’t have to share!

    1. Blair says:

      Perfect! Enjoy, Jewel!