Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie

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This recipe for a Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie with a special secret ingredient is a protein-packed healthy snack, breakfast, workout boost, or afternoon pick-me-up!

This recipe for a Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie with a special secret ingredient is a protein-packed healthy snack, breakfast, workout boost, or afternoon pick-me-up!

I know many of you have vowed to eat better in 2016 and maybe even made official New Year’s resolutions to do so.  I am one of those striving to eat healthier and get more protein in my diet for the New Year.  Hopefully  I stick to it longer than I did last year!  Going along with healthier eating, I was excited to partner with Friendship Dairies to create a delicious smoothie recipe containing, you guessed it, cottage cheese!  This may sound like a strange ingredient to add to a smoothie but just trust me on this one.  The creamy texture from the cottage cheese is perfect and you won’t even know it’s in there.  A healthy snack that tastes like a frosted sugar cookie? Sold!

This recipe for a Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie or Shake with a special secret ingredient is a a healthy, gluten free snack or breakfast.

Friendship Dairies cottage cheese is also known as the #originalsuperfood going all the way back to 1917.  Why is it called the original super food?  The reason is because it is extremely high in protein (1% cottage cheese contains 15g per serving)!  I love eating their cottage cheese plain as I think it tastes better than other brands (it’s also a local company for me so that’s an added bonus), but it’s so versatile that you can mix it up with your other favorite foods and drinks anytime of the day.  I love how much long-lasting energy it gives me – especially in this amazing Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie.  My hubby and I prefer our protein shakes before working out, but you can drink them whenever you want to (have you tried this Peach Pie Protein Shake or Coffee Protein Shake yet?).

A recipe for Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie or Shake with Friendship Dairies cottage cheese is a healthy, gluten free snack or breakfast.

Friendship Dairies’ website has so many great smoothie recipes to help inspire you.  You can also get creative and concoct your own recipe on their site with their Superfood Generator that you click on right from their home page!  There are endless possibilities for mix-ins with your cottage cheese and they even tell you the nutritional benefit of each.

One last thing:  I believe a little competition now and then is fun, how about you?! I encourage you to send me your pictures in a comment below of your proudest Friendship Dairies cottage cheese smoothie creations using that Superfood Generator that I mentioned!  There are so many ways to get creative so make sure you get right on that and make me proud.  Have a great week and enjoy the tasty energy boost in this Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie next time you are in need of one!

Easy recipe for Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie or Shake with Friendship Dairies cottage cheese is a healthy, gluten free post-workout snack or filling breakfast.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 large or 2 small smoothies
 
This recipe for a Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie with a special secret ingredient is a protein-packed healthy snack, breakfast, workout boost, or afternoon pick-me-up!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond or cashew milk
  • ½ cup Friendship Dairies cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup uncooked raw oats
  • ½ teaspoon butter extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 2 cups ice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: whipped topping and sprinkles, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until it has reached a smooth and creamy consistency. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Pour into glass(es) and serve.
Disclaimer:  Thank you Friendship Dairies for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always. #sponsored
Recipe source:  inspired by theseasonedmom.com
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Author:Ashley

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32 Responses to “Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie”

  1. January 12, 2016 at 12:45 AM #

    I would never have suspected that there was cottage cheese in this! It looks over the top good! I can’t wait to try this, using gluten-free oats so that it will be gluten-free for me!

  2. January 12, 2016 at 5:19 AM #

    Cottage cheese in a smoothie! That’s a new one! What a fun idea! I need to try this out. And I am down with ANYTHING that is sugar cookie flavored…bring on the frosting!!

  3. January 12, 2016 at 7:41 AM #

    I adore adding cottage cheese to smoothies–so much protien and creamy goodness. Love this smoothie 🙂

  4. January 12, 2016 at 8:45 AM #

    I have to admit that hearing that there’s cottage cheese in here is a little weird, but since you said it tastes like a sugar cookie, I need to try this out!

  5. January 12, 2016 at 9:59 AM #

    A healthy smoothie that tastes like cookies! I need this for sure! I never would have guessed that cottage cheese was in this…love that!

  6. January 12, 2016 at 2:29 PM #

    I love the idea of cottage cheese in this!

  7. January 12, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

    This is one amazing looking smoothie … I wouldn’t mind having this for breakfast!

  8. January 12, 2016 at 3:07 PM #

    Wow – Ashley – what a fabulous idea to use Cottage Cheese in a smoothie – and a sugar cookie smoothie at that too!

  9. January 12, 2016 at 3:35 PM #

    I have been on a huge cottage cheese kick lately. This sounds like a great way to add some more protein in my diet.

  10. January 12, 2016 at 3:38 PM #

    Hi Ashley! This looks fantastic! My son has a tree nut allergy though so I can’t use the almond or cashew milk. What do you think would be a good substitute? Just regular milk?
    Thanks!

    • January 12, 2016 at 3:40 PM #

      Hi Leah! You can definitely use regular milk! I should have specified! And if you don’t like cottage cheese, just double the amount of milk 🙂

  11. marcela
    January 12, 2016 at 8:48 PM #

    Yum! Love Cottage Cheese! Fantastic idea to use it!

  12. January 12, 2016 at 8:48 PM #

    Yum! Love Cottage Cheese! Fantastic idea to use it! PS. Forgot to add my web address

  13. January 12, 2016 at 11:48 PM #

    I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy cottage cheese…and this looks like quite a tasty smoothie!

  14. January 13, 2016 at 9:17 AM #

    What an interesting ingredient for a smoothie. I can really see how this would fill you up and keep you satisfied a good, long time!

  15. January 13, 2016 at 10:24 AM #

    I LOVE cottage cheese but never think to put it in smoothies! This looks amazing.

  16. January 13, 2016 at 10:27 AM #

    That is certainly packed! I’ll have to try this one on the grandkids. And it is so pretty!

  17. January 13, 2016 at 10:36 AM #

    Such a great idea…sneaking that healthy cottage cheese into a smoothie! I think even my picky-eater daughter would live this!

  18. January 13, 2016 at 10:55 AM #

    Wonderful looking smoothie! Love the flavor combo. And cottage cheese? Brilliant idea! Good stuff — thanks.

  19. January 13, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    Whoa, so fun that this isn’t just empty calories! What a gorgeous smoothie!

  20. January 13, 2016 at 12:26 PM #

    I am a dairy girl through and through. Never once have I thought to include cottage cheese in a smoothie, but I will now! I can’t wait to try your sugar cookie flavors before my next workout!

  21. January 13, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    I’m impressed that you made cottage cheese taste like a sugar cookie!

  22. January 13, 2016 at 6:11 PM #

    What a fun flavor for a smoothie! I love using cottage cheese in mac and cheese but have never used in a smoothie! Must try!

  23. January 14, 2016 at 8:41 AM #

    This might be the one way I would eat cottage cheese! I’m going to try this out!

  24. January 14, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    This is such a pretty smoothie! I love the extra protein in here from the cottage cheese! I can’t wait to try this! 🙂

  25. January 14, 2016 at 3:07 PM #

    Wow Ashley! These protein smoothie are adorable and delicious. P.S. Your photos rock!

  26. January 14, 2016 at 10:13 PM #

    i never would have thought of putting cottage cheese in a smoothie before! Cool!

  27. January 14, 2016 at 10:23 PM #

    Oooooh!!!! I LOVE the idea of cottage cheese in a smoothie and I adore Friendship Dairies products.

  28. January 14, 2016 at 11:13 PM #

    No way! Cottage cheese – you have just made the sexiest smoothie ever and healthy too!

  29. January 15, 2016 at 4:57 AM #

    I didn’t know cottage cheese had so much protein! If I’d known back when I was a vegetarian, I would have eaten more of it. And this smoothie looks DELICIOUS! Like WHOA!

  30. January 15, 2016 at 7:08 AM #

    This has to be the prettiest smoothie ever! Love the addition of dates – can’t wait to switch up my morning routine and give this a try 🙂

  31. January 19, 2016 at 7:08 AM #

    Who could say no to a sugar cookie flavored smoothie? What an interesting addition in the cottage cheese, though! I wouldn’t have ever thought of adding that.

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