Cottage Cheese Smoothie

This cottage cheese smoothie is thick and creamy and tastes like dessert. Plus, it has more than 17 grams of protein. No protein powder is required!
Cottage cheese is having a moment, and I’m ready for it! I recently posted the popular cottage cheese ice cream, frozen cottage cheese bark, and this cottage cheese smoothie!




This smoothie combines cottage cheese, frozen raspberries, bananas, almond milk, and a dash of honey. It tastes like cheesecake in a smoothie but contains more than 17 grams of protein, making it an ideal post-workout snack or quick on-the-go breakfast.

Cottage Cheese Smoothie
Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Why You Will Love This Smoothie

It’s thick, creamy, and tastes just like raspberry cheesecake!
It’s a high-protein smoothie that doesn’t require protein powder.

Easily customizable! Feel free to make your own smoothie.
You only need five simple ingredients!

Ingredients Almond milk serves as the liquid base for this smoothie. I enjoy using unsweetened vanilla almond milk since it offers a hint of vanilla flavor without adding any sugar. If you just have plain almond milk on hand, try adding a dash of vanilla essence for a hint of vanilla flavor.




Cottage cheese is the main ingredient in this dish, offering a creamy texture, rich flavor, and plenty of protein. I used full-fat Good Culture cottage cheese, but low-fat will also work. Full fat will be creamier, though!
Frozen banana – this helps to make the smoothie thick and creamy while also adding some natural sweetness.
Frozen raspberries provide acidity to temper the sweetness of the banana and honey. Furthermore, raspberries include fiber and antioxidants!
Honey – a small amount of honey to balance out the acidic raspberries. Feel free to change the amount according to your particular preferences.




Cottage Cheese Smoothie
Cottage Cheese Smoothie

How To Make
This cottage cheese smoothie recipe couldn’t be any easier to make! Simply add almond milk, cottage cheese, frozen banana, frozen raspberries, and honey to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth!

Taste and tweak the smoothie as needed. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk to thin it up. If it is too thin, add a handful of ice or another half of a frozen banana to thicken it.

Once you’ve reached your preferred consistency, pour into a glass, garnish with a few fresh berries, and enjoy!



What is the Best Cottage Cheese to Use?
When creating this smoothie, I recommend using full-fat cottage cheese for a creamier texture and more protein. Both small-curd and large-curd cottage cheeses perform well, however small-curd cottage cheese is typically creamier.

The type of cottage cheese you use is entirely up to personal preference. Personally, I prefer organic dairy products free of antibiotics and hormones (such as rbST). If you’re looking for good organic cottage cheese brands, consider Good Culture, Organic Valley, Kalona SuperNatural, and Nancy’s. I also enjoy Friendship Dairies’ no-salt-added, little curd 1% cottage cheese (in the red jar). Cottage cheese is typically heavy in sodium, so I appreciate that this type is slightly lower than most brands. Unfortunately, this brand is not organic.




Is cottage cheese healthier than yogurt?
Both cottage cheese and yogurt (particularly Greek yogurt) are nutritious options that provide high-quality protein, important elements, and microorganisms. Cottage cheese, on the other hand, is typically higher in protein and lower in carbs than yogurt, making it an excellent choice for people trying to increase protein intake or follow a low-carb diet.

Cottage Cheese Smoothie
Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Nut-free: If you are allergic to nuts, replace the almond milk with another dairy-free milk of choice or regular dairy milk.
Swap out the fruit: Replace the raspberries and/or bananas with frozen strawberries, blueberries, peaches, blackberries, cherries, pineapple, or mango. Alternatively, you might blend two or three fruits to create a unique flavor profile!

Add greens: For a nutritional boost, add a handful of spinach or kale.
Add frozen vegetables: Frozen cauliflower or zucchini can add creaminess without changing the flavor significantly. This is one of my favorite ways to include vegetables in my smoothies!

Add nut butter: Almond butter or peanut butter will boost the protein content and make this smoothie taste richer.



Sweetener: If you’re managing your sugar intake, you can eliminate the honey and substitute stevia, dates, or maple syrup.
toppers: There are so many alternatives for smoothie toppers. Some of my favorites include fresh fruit, seeds or nuts, nut butter, and shredded coconut.
Increase the protein content of this smoothie by adding a scoop of protein powder. If you do this, you may need to add more liquid because protein powder thickens smoothies.
Make it a smoothie bowl: If you want to serve this as a smoothie bowl, use less liquid or another frozen banana to make it thicker and more scoopable.



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