Cookies & Cream Protein Milkshake

KristineGluten Free, Recipes, Smoothies & Protein Shakes, Snacks4 Comments

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I’ve always been a fan of a rich and delicious milkshake, although having lactose issues I haven’t had a traditional milkshake in a really long time. But of course, with this being a great lactose-free option, I can drink it to my hearts content, and its amazing and reminds me of a real-deal milkshake! It takes so delicious and decadent that I felt almost guilty having this as a snack. It was rich enough to be a dessert.

Not only is it delicious, its also nutritious, as I snuck some nutrition in there by adding some chia seeds. Since there are similar in look and texture to cookie crumbs I thought it would be a perfect addition. You know I’m a big fan of those little chia seeds! If you don’t know much about them or why they’re so great, see the top 10 benefits of chia seeds.

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To get a rich and delicious cookies & cream protein milkshake like this, you only need a few ingredients and a good blender. If you haven’t used whey protein before, I highly suggest you get some, as you won’t achieve the same milkshake taste and texture without it. In this recipe I used Labrada Lean Body For Her Whey Concentrate. Some whey concentrate brands contain lactose though, so be sure to check the label if that’s an issue for you. A whey isolate would work great as well and pretty much all whey isolates are lactose-free. But again, check the label to make sure if need be.

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I loved the addition of the gluten-free oreo style cookies in this milkshake to make it cookies and cream. If you prefer more of a plain vanilla flavor, feel free to leave the cookies out.

Next time you’re craving a milkshake, I hope you give this a try! I think you’ll love it!


Cookies & Cream Protein Milkshake
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 3 milkshakes
  • 60 grams (1/2 cup) whey protein, vanilla (I used Jamie's Lean Body For Her Concentrate)
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 cup cubed or crushed ice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 gluten-free Oreo-style cookies (I used the Kinnikinnick K-Toos)
  1. Place all ingredients except cookies into your blended. Blend until smooth.
  2. Break up cookies, add to blender and pulse a few times until cookies are crushed up.
  3. Pour into 3 glasses.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 315 Fat: 11 g Saturated fat: 4 g Carbs: 39 g Sugar: 17 g Sodium: 217 g Fiber: 6 g Protein: 15 g Cholesterol: 33 mg