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Hands holding strawberry cottage cheese smoothie topped with whipped cream, with strawberries on the side
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Healthy Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

This healthy, high protein smoothie ditches chalky protein powders for cottage cheese! The cottage cheese provides an unbelievably creamy texture that tastes like a milkshake. I use Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry to double up on the strawberry flavor, but you could use a plain cottage cheese instead. If so, sweeten the smoothie to taste using honey or strawberry jam. To take these smoothies over the top, dollop them with unsweetened whipped cream and crumble a few freeze-dried strawberries over top.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese smoothie, healthy smoothie recipe, high protein smoothie recipe
Servings: 2 smoothies


  • blender


  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 cup Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to splash in some more milk if desired (I like it thick!).


  • When adding ingredients to the blender, it’s best to add the liquid first. The liquid will help the other ingredients to circulate around the blade.
  • If you use a plain cottage cheese, sweeten the smoothie to taste using honey or strawberry jam.
  • I use a Vitamix to make this smoothie, but any blender will work! If the smoothie is too thick to move around the blade, scrape the sides and add a splash more milk.