Protein Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie Weight Loss

This is the best-tasting Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie Recipe for a high-protein smoothie with approximately 27 grams of protein with cottage cheese, fresh or frozen strawberries, your favorite milk and protein powder, chia seeds, and ground flax seed. It’s the perfect pre-workout meal, breakfast, or healthy snack to support your weight loss goals.

Strawberry cottage cheese smoothie in a cup.

This is the best-tasting Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie Recipe for a high-protein smoothie with approximately 27 grams of protein. This easy cottage cheese smoothie is made healthy with cottage cheese, fresh or frozen strawberries, your favorite milk and protein powder, chia seeds, and ground flax seed. It’s the perfect pre-workout meal, breakfast, or healthy snack to support your weight loss goals. This is sure to become one of your favorite cottage cheese recipes if you want to increase your protein intake.

Will the cottage cheese make the smoothie taste clumpy?

Nope, cottage cheese won’t make your smoothie clumpy. Its small curds blend well, especially in a strong blender. In this recipe, we blend the cottage cheese with milk and the other ingredients until it is silky smooth.

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Strawberry cottage cheese smoothie in a cup.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best-tasting Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe:

Frozen Strawberries: You can also use fresh strawberries for delicious strawberry flavor, in addition to raspberries or mixed berries.

Cottage Cheese: You can use any kind of plain cottage cheese including full-fat cottage cheese, low-fat, and non-fat cottage cheese. You can also use Greek yogurt or a plant-based yogurt alternative like almond or coconut yogurt.

Almond Milk: You can use any milk or milk alternative such as soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk can be used in place of almond milk.

Protein Powder: This is an easy way to add extra protein. I recommend using a vanilla or unflavored protein powder based on your preference.

Chia Seeds: These are optional but are an excellent source of added omega-3 fatty acids and extra fiber.

Ground Flax Seed: You can replace ground flax seed with ground chia seeds, hemp seeds, or a nut butter like almond or peanut butter for added creaminess and healthy fats.

Strawberry cottage cheese smoothie in a cup.

How to Make My High-Protein Cottage Cheese Smoothie Recipe

Here are easy, detailed, step-by-step instructions for making this delicious, high-protein strawberry smoothie. The instructions are also repeated in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.

In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, cottage cheese, almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds, and ground flaxseed.

Blend the ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.

Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy it immediately. You can also top it with additional chia seeds or sliced strawberries for garnish.

Feel free to add a sweetener such as honey or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.

Adding all the smoothie ingredients to a blender cup.
Blending strawberry smoothie in a blender cup.

Helpful Recipe Notes

Texture: The texture of cottage cheese will be quickly blended smooth in your blender.

Fresh Fruit: If using fresh berries, add a handful of ice cubes to achieve an icy texture.

Consistency: For a thicker smoothie, use less almond milk, and for a thinner consistency, add more almond milk.

Sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can add a sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, or a few pitted dates. You can also add a fresh or frozen banana. Adjust the amount to suit your taste.

Protein Powder: Use your favorite protein powder, such as whey, soy, or plant-based protein. Choose a flavor that complements the strawberries, such as vanilla or strawberry.

Storage: This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving if it separates.

Creative Serving Suggestions

Smoothie Bowl: Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top it with frozen berries, sliced fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of chia seeds or granola for added texture.

Breakfast Parfait: Layer the smoothie with vanilla yogurt, sliced ripe bananas, and a dollop of almond butter for a delicious and filling breakfast parfait.

Dessert Bowl: Turn the smoothie into a dessert by adding a swirl of cream cheese mixed with honey on top, along with some fresh fruit slices and a sprinkle of granola.

Smoothie Popsicles: Pour the smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze them for a refreshing and nutritious treat.

Smoothie Pancakes: Use the smoothie as a base for pancake batter for extra flavor and nutrition. Serve the pancakes with a drizzle of honey and some fresh fruit on top.

Smoothie Muffins: Incorporate the smoothie into muffin batter for a healthier twist on classic muffins. Enjoy them with a smear of almond butter for a tasty snack.

Strawberry Orange Smoothie: Add fresh orange juice for a delicious citrus flavor.

Green Strawberry Smoothie: Add a handful of spinach or kale leaves.

Refrigeration: Store any leftover smoothie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving if it separates.

Freezing: You can freeze this smoothie for later use. Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the smoothie cubes to a freezer-safe bag or container. When ready to enjoy, blend the frozen cubes with a little almond milk or water until smooth.

Single Servings: Consider dividing the smoothie into single-serving portions before freezing for easy grab-and-go smoothies.

Thawing: If you freeze the smoothie, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours before blending or consuming.

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen in this strawberry cottage cheese smoothie recipe?
Yes, you can use fresh strawberries. However, if using fresh strawberries, you may want to add some ice cubes to achieve a similar texture to the frozen version.

Can I use a different type of milk in this easy smoothie?
Yes, you can use any milk or milk alternative such as soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.

Can I use a different type of protein powder?
Yes, you can use your preferred protein powder, such as whey, soy, or plant-based protein. Choose a flavor that complements the strawberries, such as vanilla or strawberry.

Can I make this healthy cottage cheese smoothie ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the smoothie ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving if it separates.

Can I freeze a cottage cheese protein shake?
Yes, you can freeze this smoothie for later use. Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the smoothie cubes to a freezer-safe bag or container.

Can I add sweeteners to this high protein smoothie?
Yes, you can add a sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, or a few pitted dates if you prefer a sweeter smoothie. Adjust the amount to suit your taste.

Can I add other ingredients to this smoothie?
Yes, you can customize this smoothie by adding spinach, kale, banana, or other fruits to suit your taste preferences.

Is this healthy smoothie suitable for weight loss?
This smoothie is high in protein and fiber, which can help keep you fuller for longer and curb cravings. Be sure to combine it with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Strawberry cottage cheese smoothie in a cup.

Protein Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie Weight Loss

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
This is the best-tasting Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie Recipe for a high-protein smoothie with approximately 27 grams of protein with cottage cheese, fresh or frozen strawberries, your favorite milk and protein powder, chia seeds, and ground flax seed. It's the perfect pre-workout meal, breakfast, or healthy snack to support your weight loss goals.
5 from 4 votes
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, cottage cheese, almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds, and ground flaxseed.
    Blend the ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.

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Notes

Texture: The texture of cottage cheese will be quickly blended smooth in your blender.
Fresh Fruit: If using fresh berries, add a handful of ice cubes to achieve an icy texture.
Consistency: For a thicker smoothie, use less almond milk, and for a thinner consistency, add more almond milk.
Sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can add a sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, or a few pitted dates. You can also add a fresh or frozen banana. Adjust the amount to suit your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 27gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 791mgPotassium: 435mgFiber: 10gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 171IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 512mgIron: 4mg
Keyword breakfast, chia seeds, ground flax seed, high protein, smoothie, strawberries
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7 Comments

  1. This is soo delicious!! I made it with a small bit of banana so good, the second day I made it the same as above but added in a small amount kale. Loved it. Keep the smoothies coming!! Thanks for this recipe.

    1. Hi Roger, thank you so much for leaving this review! Those are fantastic additions to your smoothie. I have many more smoothie recipes to share with you 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I’m so excited to share this easy recipe with you! You can customize it exactly the way you like it 🙂

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