Cookies & Cream Protein Milkshake

May 5, 2015

in Gluten Free, Recipes, Smoothies & Protein Shakes, Snacks

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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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Total time
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


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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Feliciano Journey

    this sound so good.. Ty so much for sharing.. I started a few month ago on my weight loss journey jejej.. and been searching and trying healthier options and this recipe would definitely would help not only for me but for my family as well.. ty..

  • Erin L

    Please clarify — whey isolates can be milk-free?!? There is hope for my hubby who can’t tolerste dairy well. Vegan protein powder just isn’t the same….

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    Hi, Kristine! I love this recipe. I’m a huge fan of cookies & cream flavored ANYTHING, so I have a really similar protein shake recipe on my site that uses cookies and cream flavored protein powder and chocolate graham crackers. Your version looks delish!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Haha awesome! I love cookies and cream anything too! I’ll have to check out your version as well!

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