Peaches n Cream Protein Shake
Made with simple whole food ingredients: fresh juicy peaches and cottage cheese. Gimme!
If you’re looking for a protein shake that’s made with real food, look no further than this Peaches n Cream Protein Shake. Many of my clients are trying to “get back to the basics” with their nutrition as to not rely on powders for protein and instead eat the whole food.
Cottage cheese is a great addition to smoothies because it’s rich in protein, specifically the amino acid leucine that’s important for the development of lean muscle tissue, repair and also helps with fat loss.
And the best part about adding cottage cheese to a smoothie is it gives an irresistibly creamy texture!
I love how simple this recipe is– blend peaches and cottage cheese together. Add maple syrup (or stevia) if you want it a little sweeter. Blend in a little ice and you’re good to go! I actually drank this smoothie in two parts, and found that it actually keeps well in the fridge overnight!
The cottage cheese doesn’t separate out like protein powders do– and it’s all nice and creamy the next day… just not as thick but I found it to be a quite refreshing “juice”.
Also, if you’re looking to make this Peaches n Cream Protein Shake a meal, drink the whole batch! The full cup of cottage cheese will give you a nice protein boost, especially post workout! Enjoy.
More Cottage Cheese Recipes
- Whipped Banana Cream Cheesecake Shake
- Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel
- Stuffed French Toast w Cottage Cheese
Peaches n Cream Protein Shake made with simple whole food ingredients: fresh juicy peaches and cottage cheese.
- 2 fresh juicy peaches, sliced and core removed
- 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice
- Place peaches in the blender and pulse until blended.
- Add cottage cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and blend until creamy.
- Blend in ice and serve immediately.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 186
- Sugar: 19g
- Sodium: 460mg
- Fat: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 17g
- Cholesterol: 9mg
Keywords: 5 minute, peach smoothie, cottage cheese
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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