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Cookies and Cream Protein Shake
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Treat yourself to a thick and creamy Cookies and Cream Protein Shake! It tastes like a Cookies and Cream Milkshake from the local ice cream parlor -- but this version is low calorie, low sugar, and high in protein. The healthy breakfast recipe is an easy way to satisfy your cravings in about 5 minutes!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies and cream milkshake, cookies and cream recipe, protein shake, smoothie recipes
Servings: 1 shake
Calories: 157.5 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 ½ cups crushed ice or more as needed, to thicken
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk, almond milk, or regular milk of choice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chocolate graham cracker crushed
  • Optional garnish: whipped topping, additional graham cracker, or chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine protein powder, ice, milk and salt in a high speed blender. Puree until thick and smooth. Add crushed graham cracker, pulse a few times just to combine, and serve immediately. Garnish with optional toppings!

Recipe Notes

*For purposes of calculating nutritional information, I used my favorite IdealLean Cake Batter protein powder. You can substitute with a similar vanilla or cake batter flavored protein powder, but the nutritional stats will change. As an alternative, I also like Quest Vanilla Milkshake protein powder in this recipe.

COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:

  • Make this a Triple Chocolate Cookies and Cream Protein Shake by using chocolate protein powder and about 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate almond milk, and the chocolate grahams!
  • Try a Mint Cookies and Cream Shake by adding 1-2 drops of peppermint extract.
  • Blend in healthy mix-in’s for a nutritional boost. For instance, I often toss in some spinach, frozen sliced banana, flax, oatmeal, peanut butter, or almond butter to give my breakfast a healthy dose of fruits, veggies, and fats (without impacting the taste of the smoothie).
  • If you’re preparing this healthy smoothie for kids, you can omit the protein powder and substitute with Greek yogurt. Since the protein powder adds not only thickness, but also flavor to the smoothie, you’ll want to use a sweetened vanilla Greek yogurt or use a plain Greek yogurt and add your own sweetener, to taste. The taste and texture of the smoothie recipe with yogurt will not be quite the same as the protein powder version, but your family will still love it!
  • Keep the protein shake low sugar by using unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a sugar free protein powder.
  • I prefer whey protein for flavor and thickness in this smoothie, but if you prefer a plant-based breakfast, you can substitute with a vegan protein powder.
  • If you have trouble finding chocolate graham crackers at your grocery store, you can substitute with a handful of Chocolate Teddy Grahams or even use the real deal: an Oreo cookie!
Nutrition Facts
Cookies and Cream Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 157.5 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8g
Sodium 800.7mg35%
Potassium 202.6mg6%
Carbohydrates 13.5g5%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 4.5g5%
Protein 21.5g43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.