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Indulge in a sweet, thick, and creamy smoothie that only tastes decadent! With all of the flavors of your favorite seasonal treat, this Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Shake is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack to keep you fit and trim through the holidays!

A close up of a frosted sugar cookie protein shake in a mason jar topped with whipped cream

At this point it’s probably pretty obvious that I love to find healthier ways to enjoy the flavors that I love — especially with a seasonal twist! Part-milkshake and part-cookie, this high protein smoothie is the best of all worlds!

Do you want to know my secrets to making a healthy breakfast that’s so thick and creamy it’s best eaten with a spoon?!

A bite of frosted sugar cookie protein shake on a spoon

This frosted sugar cookie protein shake is the perfect example of a nutritious way to enjoy the flavors of the holidays without derailing your fitness goals. Thanks to help from my blender and a few wholesome ingredients, the rich, smooth shake is ready in a matter of minutes!

Just place everything in the cup, blend, and GO!

A frosted sugar cookie protein shake in a nutri bullet after blending

The Secret To Making A Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Shake

In addition to the powerhouse blenders that I use, 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 your energy levels high and your 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. Trust me, friends — this is SUCH a tasty way to start (or end) your day — guilt free!

A close up of a frosted sugar cookie protein shake topped with cream and sprinkles

More delicious protein shakes that you might enjoy:

Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Shake

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 205 kcal
Indulge in a sweet, thick and creamy smoothie that only tastes decadent and is so easy to make.


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 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 (such as Quest Nutrition protein powder)
  • 2 cups ice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: garnish with whipped topping and sprinkles


  • Place ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with optional toppings and serve!


Nutrition facts are an estimate, based on using 1 scoop of Quest brand Vanilla Milkshake flavored protein powder. The nutritional information will vary if you use different ingredients. Enjoy!


Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 17.5gProtein: 25.5gFat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword: breakfast shake, protein shake
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Oh you had me at sugar cookie! This protein shake sounds SO good, Blair! I love how this is decadent, but healthy. Just perfect!

    1. Blair says:

      I know, right?! Sugar cookie for breakfast!! 🙂

  2. Jen | Baked by an Introvert says:

    A protein shake that tastes like a frosted sugar cookie?! I think I will!!

    1. Blair says:

      Yes, Jen…this is one that you’ll want to try!

  3. Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says:

    Uhhh holy goodness!! I would gladly eat this for breakfast if it means Im getting in a good amount of protein and it tastes like cookies! Using butter extract is a fantastic idea! Never thought of it!

    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Bethany! Definitely try it out — you’ll love it!! 🙂

  4. Rachel @ Bakerita says:

    Oh my goodness, this is one amazing looking shake!! Love the sugar cookie flavor 🙂

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel!

  5. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says:

    WOW this photo looks like it should be on a Christmas card!!! Amazing. This smoothie is right up my ally. I typically eat eggs and kale for breakfast but there is something about the holidays that just makes me CRAVE something sweet right away in the am!!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Chrissa! It’s pretty, and it’s even prettier in your belly! 🙂

  6. Jackie says:

    OMG, I have to try this. It looks so so good!!

    1. Blair says:

      Yes, you DO! I hope that you enjoy, Jackie! 🙂

  7. lindsay says:

    love that you added oats! that’s genius! thickens nicely!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Lindsay! Yes — it was the first time I’ve tried the oats-in-a-smoothie method and I liked it!! 🙂

  8. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says:

    ohmygosh this looks amazing! I wouldn’t mind having this for breakfast!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Christine!! 🙂

  9. Teresa says:

    This sounds wonderful! If I was going to used unflavored protein powder, what would I need to add? More vanilla, sweetener of choice? I know I could just play with it, but I thought I’d get your input, since you have experience and I do not, lol.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Teresa! That’s a good question! I haven’t ever bought unflavored protein powder, so I’m certainly no expert! BUT, I would definitely add a bit more vanilla extract (start with about 1/4 teaspoon more), as well as sweetener of some sort. My protein powder is actually really sweet, so you’ll want to use a decent amount of honey, sugar, stevia, whatever you prefer. I would just add it slowly (maybe 1 teaspoon at a time), blend a little bit, and see how it tastes. You can always add more at the end if it’s not sweet enough! 🙂

    2. Robin says:

      I just made this today. You basically need to use the whipped topping,otherwise there’s absolutely no sweetener taste in it at all. I’m new to protein powder,so I wasn’t aware. I’ll need to make it again sometime,with the topping.

  10. Latasha says:

    5 stars
    Do you know how many calories this is? I’ve made it many times and it’s great!

    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Latasha! I just added a nutrition panel so that you can see the full details. Hope that helps! It’s about 211 calories for the entire recipe. I calculated that using the protein powder that I typically use, which is Quest Nutrition’s Vanilla Milkshake flavor — it has 100 calories per serving. Enjoy!

  11. Raquel Richards says:

    Good morning
    Amazing recipe but I’m wondering if it has protein powder how is it only 4g of protein for the total?

    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Raquel! Thanks for catching that mistake! The nutrition panel is automatically generated by the recipe card, so it’s not always 100% accurate. Clearly this is wrong! I’ll manually update it right now. 🙂