Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie

A thick guilt-free chocolate cottage cheese smoothie, high in protein and nutrients.

Curb cravings, and nourish your body with this delicious smoothie!

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Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie

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Indulge in this chocolate cottage cheese smoothie that is high in protein, and is a rich and creamy blend perfect for a healthy, decadent treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cottage cheese
  • 12 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen banana slices first with the cottage cheese, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. If using a blender, start at a lower speed for 30 seconds, gradually increasing it.
  3. Blending should take a total of 2-3 minutes, or until you achieve a smooth creamy consistency.
  4. Serve the smoothie immediately, and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 324
  • Sugar: 24.3g
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 42.3g
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 21.4g

Why You Will Love This Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

There are so many reasons why you will love this cottage cheese smoothie.

Some of my favorite reasons are:

  • It’s so delicious and easy to make.
  • It helps curb cravings for unhealthy sugar treats or chocolate treats.
  • It’s filling and satisfying.
  • Can be customized easily.
  • Can easily be served as a chocolate-flavored cottage cheese smoothie bowl, with tasty toppings! 

In terms of health benefits, the smoothie has so much to offer too.

Some examples include: 

  1. The Smoothie Is High in Protein: The combination of cottage cheese, almond butter, and optional protein powder makes this smoothie a great source of protein.
  2. Rich in Healthy Fats: Almond butter provides healthy monounsaturated fats, beneficial for heart health and overall well-being.
  3. Good for Bone Health: Both almond milk and cottage cheese are good sources of calcium, which is important for strong bones and teeth.
  4. Energy Boosting: The natural sugars in banana and the added honey offer a quick energy boost, making this smoothie a great option for a pre-workout snack or a morning pick-me-up.
  5. High in Potassium: Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is vital for heart health and muscle function.
  6. Antioxidant Properties: Unsweetened cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants, which can help combat oxidative stress in the body.
  7. Fiber-Rich: The fiber in banana and almond butter aids in digestion and can help maintain a healthy gut.
  8. Mood Enhancing: Cocoa powder contains compounds that can improve mood.

a side shot of Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Tasty Recipe Variations

If you feel in the mood to experiment and add your twist to this smoothie to better suit your dietary needs and taste, here are some suggestions:

  1. Boost The Protein Content: I added an option in the ingredient list to add a scoop of chocolate protein powder, which I have done many times, and the smoothie is much more filling and chocolatey.
  2. Nut-Free Variation: For a nut-free smoothie, swap the almond milk for oat or coconut milk, and the almond butter for 1/4 avocado or sunflower seed butter.
  3. Mocha Twist: Add a tasty twist by incorporating a shot of cooled espresso for a delicious mocha-flavored smoothie.
  4. Banana-Free Smoothie Twist: Not everybody likes bananas, which is why you can substitute the banana for mango or pineapple. 

For more inspiration, you can also try some of my other delicious cottage cheese smoothie recipes, such as:

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Smoothie

What Blender Works With This Recipe?

With the recent demand of my followers asking me what blender I used with the recipes, I have started to put a ist of which blenders work and which don’t.

I own 8 blenders and only 1 of the blenders didn’t work with this recipe:

Blender Model Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Any of the blender types not mentioned in the list above, are blenders I have not tested with this recipe.

Have Questions Or Want To Give Feedback?

Feel free to leave a comment below, or email me directly.

You are also welcome to join my smoothie community on Pinterest, YouTube & TikTok!

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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