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Fit Blogger We Love: Dashing Dish

Written on August 23, 2012 at 9:50 am , by

Katie loves experimenting in the kitchen to create nutritious and flavorful dishes.

Do you ever crave waffles drizzled with syrup, cheeseburgers with all the fixings or red velvet cake? Maybe a better question is “who doesn’t?” Katie at Dashing Dish has a knack for taking calorie-packed recipes and making guilt-free versions that taste just as decadent, which is why she’s landed on our bookmarked reading list! Here’s what keeps her moving and motivated.

My favorite way to work out: A combination of weight training and interval/HIIT (high intensity interval training).

5 things I can’t live without:

  1. My husband
  2. My family and friends
  3. My Pomeranian Zoey
  4. My Bible
  5. My Nike tennis shoes

I’m happiest when I’m: In my pajamas at night cuddled up with my husband watching movies!

My fave fit snack: One of my protein shake or protein muffin recipes!

My gym bag must-have: My iPhone (which has a fully loaded iTunes workout playlist) with my armband and headphones.

Of course we had to ask Katie to share one of her favorite recipes! Click below for her 187-calorie cake batter shake—a much lighter take on the treat that can sometimes offer a full day’s worth of calories.

The only thing that could make this look better? A straw.

Cake Batter Protein Shake

Serves 1

  • ½ cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (like Designer Whey protein powder)
  • 3-5 drops almond extract or butter extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix OR 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 Stevia packets (or sweetener of choice to taste)
  • ½-1 cup water
  • 5-10 ice cubes
  • Optional: Sprinkles for topping!

Put everything into a blender and blend, adding as much water and ice until your desired, creamy consistency is reached. Top with sprinkles if desired, and enjoy!

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  • Bcurls

    This is one of my favorite protein shake ! I don’t like cottage cheese at all, but this recipe was delicious! Those who don’t want to use cottage cheese,use 1/4 cup of the cheese and 1/4 banana or your favorite fruit, or use just banana. I think a flavored milk (vanilla or chocolate or whatever ) instead of water would down play the cheese flavor. I add a little bit more sweetener and extracts which helps make this shake yummy!

  • Allisen

    Just made this! AMAZING!!! I

  • Jenn

    You can use vanilla instead of pudding and the sprinkles are optional

  • John

    or Charles Darwin theorytales!

  • Marielle

    I wasn’t sure about the cottage cheese but once it was blended well you would never know it was in there. It was amazing really satisfies that sweet craving.

  • rachel lamb of god

    Those who parish for lack of knowledge. I will surely pray for you.

  • Katie


  • Boole

    Real women should learn to spell.

  • Stacy

    Amen to that!

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  • Leidy

    Proverbs 31:25
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

    God is with the righteous but fools and ignorants will pay for every single word they say.

  • Believer

    Maybe your just a little prick who believes that she needs to share her atheism with other people just to make herself known that she does not believe in God. You should keep those comments to yourself honey

  • scienceisawesome!

    Fools? You’re as ignorant as they come. Did you know the theory of evolution is I don’t know proven. I’ll take my two college degrees and you can keep you’re “god”.

  • Daisy

    This sounds really good!! I don’t like cottage cheese and I can’t have whey protein or dairy. Any suggestions??

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  • Mia

    Jesus is an actual historical figure…not a figment of imagination.Also, I consider myself a real woman, I am a sea captain and a long time practicing ‘yogini’,and like this woman bligger here, my spirituality plays a huge part in my “realness” .

  • assumptionsarestupid

    It’s the “theory” of evolution, not the “fact” of evolution. Also….”you’re” as ignorant as they come is correct….”you’re” God however is not. I think you meant “your” God. So much for “your” college degrees ;-)

  • educatedbeliever

    Your third sentence is missing a question mark at the end.
    It’s also missing, I don’t know, two commas.
    I seriously doubt that you have ever had a day of college in your life.
    Also, the wise man is aware that he knows nothing of the world. The fool thinks he knows everything.

  • J.S.F

    So she must be fake then? Weird. She looks so real

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  • I think I’m addicted now.

    Tried this as a post-workout treat, subbing vanilla greek yogurt for cottage cheese, because I didn’t have any on hand: it was magical.

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  • Alyssa

    It’s 187 calories but what’s inside of it what’s the grams on sugar or fat. A 7.5 fl oz of coke has like 90 calories but lots and lots of sugar. Would you drink that everyday? not just about the calories but what’s inside. Always read labels. I do whenever I buy my protein powder are made the same. This guys has a pretty good website that talks about protein powder: http://www.besttastingprotein.com. He gives a pretty good review so it’s worth a read.