Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Shake! A dessert like drink made with healthy ingredients that’s sure to satisfy. Includes blueberries for flavor and nutrition, protein rich kefir and cottage cheese to mimic the tanginess of cheesecake, almond milk to thin it, and honey, vanilla and banana to sweeten. Such a delicious way to start the day!
A Healthy Dessert-Like Protein Shake Recipe!
Cheesecake in a healthy breakfast shake form? Hand it over!
I’ve been on a smoothie/shake craze lately and I’m sure there’s more to come. I’m making them everyday for breakfast around here lately. They are fun to experiment with and they are incredibly versatile.
Today we had these Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Breakfast Shakes and I kid you not they taste so much like blueberry cheesecake but in a healthier smoothie/shake form.
I’m slightly obsessed! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts now to be able to eat it for breakfast is a dream!
If you find you want it a little sweeter of course you could add in another teaspoon or two of honey. I definitely recommend using low-fat cottage cheese instead of fat free here, the two just taste so much different to me and I actually tested this shake with both kinds and preferred the low-fat.
It’s worth the 20 extra calories, trust me. Plus, a little fat helps us feel fuller and absorb nutrients better, right?
How Much Protein is in This Protein Shake?
Thanks to the cottage cheese and kefir this shake is a great source of protein. It has a total of 20g, and that’s without a protein mix added!
What About that Topping?
As a side now I only added the graham cracker and cheap whipped topping for looks, when I made these for breakfast I didn’t add either of those ingredients – I only added them here to make it look prettier.
They don’t need either of those ingredients, they are totally delicious without them and obviously they aren’t the healthiest choice.
Of course if you’d like to add them though, go for it but I’d recommend using whipped coconut cream instead. I used honey to get the crushed graham cracker to stick to the rim of the glass.
Like I’ve said before healthy eating doesn’t need to be bland and boring. It can even taste like dessert! Try this shake soon – it feels like cheating, it’s very filling and it does not disappoint, plus each serving has 18 grams of protein! All around breakfast win!
More Smoothie Recipes to Try!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake
- Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie
- Cold Buster Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Mango Peach Smoothie
- Banana Almond Flax Smoothie
- Double Decker Tropical Avocado Smoothie
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Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Shake
A dessert like protein shake made with healthy ingredients that's sure to satisfy. Includes blueberries for flavor and nutrition, protein rich kefir and cottage cheese to mimic the tanginess of cheesecake, almond milk to thin it, and honey, vanilla and banana to sweeten. Such a delicious way to start the day!
- 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, or more if needed
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 very ripe banana, peeled, diced into 3 pieces and frozen
- 4 ice cubes (optional)
To a blender add kefir, cottage cheese, almond milk, honey, vanilla, blueberries and banana.
Process until combined then add ice if desired and process until smooth. Serve immediately.