A healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie is the perfect way to fuel your next workout or power through your day! With all of the rich and buttery taste of your favorite dessert, this low calorie protein shake is a nutritious breakfast or snack recipe that will satisfy your cravings and keep your tastebuds happy!
Ahhh...there is seriously nothing better than a cool, creamy, and chocolatey frozen drink to cool off on a hot summer day! Better yet if it tastes like cookie dough and it's so thick that you need to eat it with a spoon!
The Secret To Making A Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie!
But how do I keep this decadent-tasting protein shake light and healthy so that it doesn't weigh me down? I like to think that I've perfected the fine art of smoothie-making with a few simple tricks and special ingredients...
First, the almondmilk! My go-to base for any smoothie is Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk because it adds a creamy texture with a hint of vanilla flavor...for only 30 calories per serving.
And I'm not the only one who think this beverage is great! Almond Breeze has partnered with Team USA Volleyball to help fuel the elite athletes through some of their most grueling summer workouts. A hot, sunny, and sandy beach session = a mandatory protein-packed SMOOTHIE!
How To Make A Cookie Dough Smoothie Packed With Flavor!
But this isn't just any smoothie. Part-milkshake and part-cookie, this high protein shake is the best of all worlds! My other two secrets for a cookie-like shake are raw oats and butter flavoring! That’s right — raw oats are pureed right into the drink, giving it a thicker, chewier, and more dough-like consistency. Plus, the addition of whole grains gives the smoothie more staying power to keep energy levels high and cravings at bay!
The Butter Flavor, which can be found near the vanilla extract on the baking aisle of your grocery store, gives the smoothie that rich, buttery taste that you would expect in a traditional cookie.
Paired with the vanilla-flavored almondmilk and the bits of chocolate chip throughout, you can trust me when I say that this is truly a tasty way to start (or end) your day — guilt free!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla almondmilk
- ¼ cup uncooked raw oats
- ¼ teaspoon imitation butter flavor found next to the vanilla extract on the baking aisle
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 cups ice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips
- Optional: whipped topping for garnish
- Place first 7 ingredients (almondmilk through salt) in blender and puree until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips and mix just until combined.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with additional 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips and optional whipped topping!
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