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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!

Do you have a favorite fit blogger you want us to highlight? Leave a comment below or email blog@fitnessmagazine.com

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  • Dave

    I think you should highlight Hungry Healthy Happy (www.hungryhealthyhappy.com). The women who writes it has lost nearly 100lb and more impressively, she has kept it off. She posts loads of healthy alternative recipes (like healthier cakes and burgers) and some of her fitness challenges are great too.

  • http://twitter.com/Kaytee_Rae Kaytee Rae Weaver

    GREAT site and person to highlight! All of Katie’s recipes are delicious! I love browsing the site, getting ideas and building my week’s worth of dinners.

  • http://twitter.com/Kaytee_Rae Kaytee Rae Weaver

    GREAT site and person to highlight! All of Katie’s recipes are delicious! I love browsing the site, getting ideas and building my week’s worth of dinners.

  • KRIS

    I LOVE Katie’s protein shakes! They’re ALL fabulous and yummy… and totally guilt free!

  • Tink Bayton

    You make your Mom proud I’m sure.  Congratulations on this article.
    Tink Bayton- Skin is a beautiful thing-wear it well!!!
    Rodan + Fields, Dermatologists

  • http://twitter.com/KristenLEvensen KristenLeighEvensen

    Katie is one fabulous lady!  She has been blessed beyond belief with knowledge and vision!

  • Nannylorrie

    I look forward to your videos. Dashing Dish is my favorite website.You would be great on a ChristianTV station cooking !  I don’t know of any.

  • http://www.womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com womenlivingwell

    I think you should highlight Clare  from http://www.peak313.com She is also the Sr. Co-Editor over at Candace Cameron Bure’s online Magazine – http://www.roomag.com/contributors-2/  She’s awesome!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/LoveGodGreatly Angela

     I LOVE Clare from http://www.peak313.com too!!!!!!! She’s the WHOLE package: inspirational, real and funny! She always have great advice and wonderful workouts! You really need to check her out!!!!! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/cwomagazine Darlene Schacht

    Katie, I see that we can’t live without some of the same things, but for me #3 is a pug names Bailey. :D  

    If we’re suggesting favorite bloggers, I also really like Clare at http://www.peak313.com 

  • Theresaross

    You need to check out Michelle Marie Fit. She focuses on helping busy moms and women stay fit by posting quick in home exercises and great recipes! She is my go-to resource!

    Congrats to Katie!! I love her spirituality as well as her food!

  • Angela_barrowman

    Dashing Dish is great! I would also put forward Hungry Healthy Happy. That website has given me some great healthy cake recipes.

  • Katey

    Join my 90 day challenge which has great shakes too!

  • Liziheartvegetables

    I love Katie’s recipes! I’ve been following her blog for years and I’m always going back for new ideas!

  • Steven Blan

    Cottage Cheese grosses me out, any idea for an alternative?

  • Jaycie

    any alternative to the cottage cheese???  have a food allergy to it

  • Reader

    Greek yogurt would be a good alternative.

  • Kristan

    What are the macros on this recipe?

  • Josie

    Greek yogurt

  • Rachael

    I used a banana to get the same consistency!  Worked out great!  You can also try yogurt that isn’t made from dairy.  Coconut, almond, rice etc.

  • Starrydreamer14

    me too!! so glad i’m not the only one 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510287650 Proud Patanavanich

    Has anyone tried this? Does this really work and taste great? I’m kind of scared to try it – -”

  • Cryd Confidently

    Now how about an alternative to the cottage cheese foot us lactose intolerant people that can’t digest dairy?

  • Bt2155

    Does anyone know if this would taste well with chocolate flavored protein? 

  • Lynndebcarver

    You can’t taste the cottage cheese at all, use fat free to lower cals further. Love this drink…..

  • R C Santos90

    what if you don’t like greek yogurt or cottage cheese?

  • Crs5042

    I’m in for anything that tastes like cake! Some readers are’nt crazy about cottage cheese. Some suggest low fat Greek yogurt. I’m thinking l.f. Ricotta cheese. I will try this for sure.

  • Skeptic Rina

    Real Women don’t need figments of imagination such as God and Jesus.

  • Amy Vidovic

    How many cals?

  • sohappy

     fat free vanilla greek yogurt

  • bella

    made it with some greek yogurt an strawberries yum!! then you dont need to use any sweetener!

  • Blaheeishea

    I used low fat cream cheese because I didn’t have cottage or yogurt. SOOOO GOOOD

  • Guest

    Hoping for healthier recipes coming from a fit blogger. Sugar-free pudding contains aspartame, sprinkles contain food dye. C’mon people! If we’re going to do healthy, do it all the way!

  • Mel

    Freeze some almond milk as ice cubes. This can help replace some. Also is cool whip an option for you? Just an idea

  • Natashapage1989

    definitely going to try this but using the greek yogurt for an alternative!! never have liked the idea of cottage cheese lol

  • Faypepin

    Marscapone fat free cheese

  • alex g

    that looks good

  • Guest

    You read my mind!! It kills me when I see stuff like that, and it’s everywhere!  ”Fit” isn’t really equating to healthy anymore. I actually saw one fitness blogger say that Nutella was a great alternative to peanut butter! :-/ 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.schaden Rachel Stephanie Schaden

    The one thing I can’t live with out in my gym bag, is an apple, with a baggy of nuts and my Wheybeyond personal size protein packets and a bottle of water to mix it in. You can only buy it here not in stores. Oh and it’s not just whey protein go and check it out. http://www.myoave.com/therightwhey/Wheybeyond.aspx

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  • Juliette

    This tasted great! I put about 1/4cup of vanilla soy milk. I drank it after I came home from the gym and used biochem whey protein (vanilla) and threw in some flax seeds.

  • Ahardisty16

    Any idea of how many grams of protein is in this shake?

  • Sfgiantsfan23

    I just made this and I would reccomend not using almond or butter extract and just adding more vanilla.

  • Runner

    If you have a good blender, ice crush for 30 seconds, blend for a minute, and whip for 15-30 seconds…you can’t even tell there is cottage cheese in there.

  • Nicole

    Not sure what board to put this under. Lol

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  • Jthrelfall

    have you heard of quark? its a very high protein alternative. 

  • LNEWS09584

    THANK YOU…YOU SAVED MY LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • guest

    Once it goes through the blender, you’ll never know.