Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Shake

Published November 4, 2018. Updated December 8, 2018

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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!

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Breakfast Shake | Cooking Classy

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?

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Breakfast Shake | Cooking Classy

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!

Protein Shake made with cottage cheese, kefir, blueberries, bananas, and almond milk.

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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!
Servings: 2
Prep10 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 605mg26%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 15.9mg19%
Calcium 301mg30%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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18 Comments

  • Nupur Mehra

    Wow, how could you make a simple drink with blueberry look so enchanting?

    This looks absolutely delicious..

  • Dee

    Mmm, this was really good! I don’t like sweets but the combination of fruity and tangy tastes was nice, it really did taste like cheesecake! I omitted the honey and used a less ripe banana to suit my tastes. Thanks for recipe!

  • laura dembowski

    You have come up with some really fun, awesome smoothies. This one sounds great. Healthy food can definitely be delicious.

  • Wanda

    Any chance we could find out other nutritional facts like the total carbs per serving?

    This looks amazing (I’d never have guessed this is a protein shake!) but as a diabetic, carb info is important.

  • Julia

    I live in the middle of nowhere and have never seen kefir at the grocery store. Would I be able to substitute milk or..?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      You could sub yogurt in place of the kefir then add a little milk to thin as needed.

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture

    Never tried cottage cheese in a smoothie! If it lends a cheesecake-like flavor, I’m all in! This looks divine!