Skinny High Protein Oreo Milkshake

Hands down to one of the very best recipes I’ve ever posted on this blog.

You can’t imagine how excited I am to share this with you all. Like, I kinda should wait and post this on Monday, since it’s a makeover of a typically unhealthy treat, but I just couldn’t keep these milkshakes away from you for longer.

 

 

Creamy dreamy milkshakes. With oreos. OREOS. Lower in sugar. High in protein. Healthy enough to be a post-workout meal.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

Oh yes. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were the first time I took a sip. I had to take another one, and another one, and another one, just to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming and it was real life.

Skinny Oreo Milkshake: a high protein, low sugar version of your favorite summer treat!

No wonder why I had to go back to the store to buy more ingredients, because I had to make another batch since I drank the first one while taste-testing it.

It was for the sake of the recipe, don’t look at me like that.

 

 

This guys, is an unbelievable creamy shake, but it’s got no ice-cream! It tastes like it’s super bad for your health and everything. I mean, I tricked my brothers into thinking this was a copycat of the version they one had in VIPS. And of course they believed so! They won’t stop asking me to make another batch.

The flavor of the oreos really shines trough: it’s like drinking a giant oreo, actually! And giants oreo are a total winner in my book, I don’t know about yours.

And how is it that it tastes so sinful, if there’s no fatty ice-cream involved? The answer is cottage cheese! It adds a super creamy texture, tons of protein and calcium and, unlike greek yogurt, it isn’t tangy at all, which keeps the shake from tasting like… oh well, yogurt. 

 

 

((Not that I don’t like greek yogurt, you know I do! But it’s hard to get it to taste like ice-cream, isn’t it?))

I’ve seen other skinny versions around the web, but they all involved bananas. Truth to be told, I tried them and they were delicious, but I just don’t like bananas hidden in my dessert.

You see, I have a weird relationship with bananas. I don’t like them eaten plain, but I fancy them if they’re part of a dessert provided that said dessert is supposed to taste like bananas (enter: banana bread, banana-nut muffins…). But hide them in my dessert and pretend I won’t notice. HA! I won’t work, I always notice. And I really really despise finding the slightest hint of banana flavor in a dessert that it’s not supposed to taste like bananas… but hey, it might just be me!

 

 

The cottage cheese I used isn’t really similar to the one with curds. Listen to me: you don’t want to use that for this recipe, ok? That one is salty and will make your shake taste like an evil’s witch potion, ew. Look for one that is sodium-free, or, better yet, try farmers cheese or ricotta instead. BUT NOT THE SALTY ONE. Everything works except from that one. And hey, don’t worry: I’ve written more about this in the recipe card.

So, the pureed cottage cheese is what makes the milkshake taste so good. Like a big big glass of pure full-fat dairy goodness!

(Sorry, my dairy-free friends, I’m still trying to come up with a version for you. Stay tuned for more!)

 

 

How such a healthy list of ingredients make a milkshake this terrific, I don’t know.

The only thing I do know is that your weekend needs this milkshake. It will be x10000000 times better that way, I tell you.

It makes the whole going back on track thing actually enjoyable, yeah. Do you think that you’ll have to live on just salads in order to fit in your skinny pants again? Nope. Salads are awesome, I get it. I’m a big fan of them myself. But healthy eating is much easier when you get to eat your favorite comfort foods without guilt. Check out this round-up, it features +60 Typical Comfort Foods Made Healthier. No excuses not to start eating healthier (and feeling better!) now ;–)

 

 

Oh hey yes, that’s whipped cream in the pictures. It’s not so healthy, I know. If you’re looking for a real treat, add it. The milkshake will be healthier than anything you can get in a restaurant anyway. I simply topped the milkshakes with it because… oh well, I dumped an oreo in a glass and it made a really odd mark and… um… I had to cover it somehow, because it looked hideous in the pictures. So whipped cream it was!

And the sprinkles? Oh well, those are never optional.

 

Skinny Oreo Milkshake
Serves 2
An unbelievable creamy milkshake that tastes like a sin in a glass, but it's actually high protein and good for you. And it's banana-free!
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Ingredients
  1. 250 grams fat-free cottage cheese (low sodium!)
  2. 1 cup skim milk
  3. 3 oreo cookies
  4. 1 teaspoon truvia
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Blend cottage cheese.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
  3. Add more milk if a thinner texture is desired. Keep in mind that it gets thicker in the fridge.
  4. Chill for one hour before you drink it. It's optional, but it tastes so mcuh better that way!
Notes
  1. DO NOT use cottage cheese with salt. It's difficult to find a salt-free version, so you might want to use skim ricotta instead, which has a similar texture.
  2. I've tried these milkshakes using sugar too. One tablespoon is needed to replace the Truvia.
  3. The milkshake tastes much better when it has been chilled for at least one hour.
  4. This recipe makes one huge serving, two big servings or three smaller servings.
  5. By the way, I think that the calorie counter for this recipe is wrong, since I looked it up in the oreo box and 3 cookies have 12 grams of sugar, so each shake would have 6 grams of sugar from the oreos, not 16 grams like the calorie counter says (that's brutal!)
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So things are getting pretty hectic around here.

(Translation: I’ve got (another) biochemistry exam coming up next week)

That’s way I haven’t been answering the comments, I’m so sorry. I always read them and you guys always put a smile on my face. Aw, you’re the best! I’ll try to catch up and answer them all when I’m done studying, ok? 

 

 

And hey, one more thing: I’ll be away for the weekend. Time to visit my second favorite town ever! I’ve still got my phone so I can read your blogs and the comments and everything, but I’ll probably be super busy studying and buying props (hehe my favorite!), so you won’t see me here as often as you’re used to. And Sunday is race day (yay!), so wish me luck please!

I hope you have a lovely (oreo-filled) weekend!

Consuelo

 

76 Comments

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes January 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Thank. You. No really. Thank You. Between you and Jocelyn of Grand Baby Cakes I am getting some great chocolate/oreo skinny treats. MINUS BANANAS. I don’t hate bananas; I am allergic to them. Like, throat closing up allergy; it’s horrible. So I’ve been struggling to find chocolate type smoothies without bananas. THANK YOU CONSUELO!!! So yeah, I’m going to make this. Finally! And as always your photos are absolutely stunning! Good luck with your exam! I have an assignment coming out tomorrow sigh that I am pretending doesn’t exist. Enjoy your weekend also!!

  • Reply Trisha January 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Beautiful photos! I’m definitely making these this weekend. My hubby is obsessed with oreos, and I have to admit…I don’t hate them. :) I would have never thought of using cottage/ricotta cheese! Good luck on your race!

  • Reply Monica January 10, 2014 at 3:45 am

    This looks insanely good! I love the pictures with those adorable sprinkles on top! I really can’t believe this could possibly be skinny. Great job!!

  • Reply Liz @ Life Made Sweet January 10, 2014 at 7:07 am

    WHAT!!??? you have got to me kidding me? This looks so amazing!! I can’t believe this is made with cottage cheese! I can’t wait to try! THANK YOU! You have made me one happy girl!

  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com January 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Consuelo, what a gorgeous milkshake! I wish I had it right now! And made with cottage cheese?! I got to try it!

  • Reply Kumar's Kitchen January 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    oh we know we are going to make this often for a oreo rich breakfast which is skinny…no stress and full of everything we love,thanks for sharing :-)

  • Reply Joanne January 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Ooo good luck at your race!! How far is it??

    This is going to revolutionize my post-workout treats!

  • Reply Carmel Moments January 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Looks lucious. I’m sure my kiddos would love it! Cottage cheese…what do you know? How cool.

  • Reply Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I LOVE adding cottage cheese to milkshakes! Such a sneaky way to add creaminess and protein. Plus, oreos? Always a good idea!

  • Reply Mary Frances January 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Whoa! The best? And it actually doesn’t use the banana/greek yogurt trick! Color me super impressed Consuelo!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments January 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I LOVE Oreo anything — you just can’t go wrong, especially when it’s skinny! This looks unbelievably good, Consuelo, and I’d love one. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen January 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    This looks FANTASTIC! We love oreos, and as you know, smoothies are one of our most favoritist things ever! I’m definitely pinning this, because it’s on my must make list! Pinned!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I need this shake! I love oreos so I’m all of this. :) I never thought to use cottage cheese for a healthy spin…definitely need to try!

  • Reply huntfortheverybest January 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    wow i never thought to use cottage cheese in this way. i’ll have to try it. it looks great.

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes January 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    cottage cheese in a milkshake? and it looks THAT good?! Mind. Officially. BLOWN.

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Hold on. Wait. A healthy oreo milkshake?! I’m all about this! Such a great idea… I would have NEVER thought of using cottage cheese. I’m so intrigued by this… totally need to try it!

    And good luck at your race on Sunday! And with studying :)

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely January 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    A healthy oreo milkshake?! Almost sounds too good to be true! I’ve never thought of putting cottage cheese in a shake, great secret ingredient. You’ve peaked my interest Consuelo!

  • Reply Dolega January 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    ¡Vuelvo a la vida!
    Feliz año y estoy pensando en hacerme vegetariana ¡lo sepas! 😛
    Besazo

  • Reply Cindy January 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Well smoothies are my favorite!! Now you add oreos!! Oh boy this has got to be good. 😀 I just started using cottage cheese this week! Crazy! I still love my greek yogurt, but the creaminess is fantastic! Pinning right now!!

  • Reply Gourmantine January 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    You’ve had me at the “drinking the giant oreo” part. No further convincing needed :)

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven January 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    omg yum! With my healthy oreos and almond milk this would be to-die for!

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} January 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Wow – these milkshakes sure do look good ! I love the fact that there are no banana in them. Agreed – bananas hidden in desserts is not nice. You can always taste it and I don’t like that when my dessert isn’t supposed to taste like banana 😉

  • Reply Ashley January 10, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I would have never thought to have used cottage cheese in a shake – I’m so intrigued! I’m not a huge fan of bananas … especially plain. Banana bread I like but most other things not so much! So I do love that this has no bananas : ) Have a great weekend and gook luck with the race!

  • Reply Kelly January 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This Oreo milkshake looks so good and I love that it’s a skinnier version! That’s amazing that you used cottage cheese in here too – sounds so creamy and can’t wait to try this recipe:) Pinning and hope you have a great weekend and good luck with the race:)

  • Reply bakerbynature January 11, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Omg. This is the sexiest smoothie ever!!!

  • Reply Tiffany January 11, 2014 at 2:27 am

    OMG! This is awesome. And I promise I didn’t “look at you like that”…. cuz I do the same thing! I love this recipe! I shall try this weekend….. okay now is good.

  • Reply rubyredapron January 11, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Ay caramba! A skinny milkshake with oreos! I’m in love! 😀

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 11, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Wow, I never would have guessed this shake has cottage cheese in it! When you said no yogurt I was stumped. But I’ll certainly take a glass of this skinny shake. So pretty too!

  • Reply Jess January 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Yum, this looks delicious! Loving the fact it’s a skinny version! Great recipe- I will have to try this soon.. :)

  • Reply Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes January 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    This looks delicious! Maybe dairy-free yogurt could be substituted to make it dairy-free/vegan?

  • Reply Yeste Lima January 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    ¡Ay, madre!, con la vista na más y ya he puesto unos cuantos gramillos, hasta me está pareciendo saborearlo….

    Besos apretaos, Consuelo.

  • Reply reneegailjohansson January 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    A Skinny Oreo milkshake???……….I am listening!!!! Fantastic! :)

    Renee @ Two in the Kitchen

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen January 12, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Good luck with your race tomorrow Consuelo! This smoothie looks fantastic and sprinkles definitely aren’t optional :)

  • Reply Amy January 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    You had me at milkshake! Man now you totally have me craving one…and oreo is totally the way to go :) Love that you added cottage cheese…what a sneaky way to thicken and add protein!

  • Reply Chocolate Shavings January 12, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Using cottage cheese is a great idea — this looks delish!

  • Reply Layla @BrunchTimeBaker January 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Skinny!! I’m in! I can’t believe you added cottage cheese, Such a great way to lighten up the milkshake!!

  • Reply anecdotesandapples January 13, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Um, yum! Could this look any better? You can’t go wrong with oreos, and I just love that this is high protein!

  • Reply sprinklesandsauce January 13, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Skinny and high protein with what we need! :)

  • Reply Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner January 13, 2014 at 5:17 am

    What a great looking shake and I love that it is on the skinny side!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens January 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    This is insane! YUM!!!! Ricotta is brilliant here – I use it in the decadent sauce for our Grilled Tropical Fruit, and you’re exactly right about how it is rich and creamy and wonderful in sweet applications. Perfect idea to use it to healthify naughty Oreos! My, oh, my!!!!

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic January 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I LOVE cottage cheese and will definitely be making this one! Great recipe!

  • Reply Johlene January 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Hey Consuelo, I´m a huge fan of Oreos and I love this idea.. the best part is that its SKINNY!! Whoohoo! lol Have a super week!! Xx

  • Reply Nicole January 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    How would this be using nonfat plain greek yogurt in place of the cottage cheese? What would be different about it? Just thinking of what I have on hand at the moment :)

    • Reply Consuelo January 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Nicole
      I think that it would work texture-wise, but you might need a bit more of sweetener, since yogurt is more tangy than cottage cheese. However, I haven’t tried, and I can’t vouch for the results.
      Do let me know if you try it, and I hope you like it!
      xxxx

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth - May I Have That Recipe? January 14, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Only you can make a skinny milkshake look so good and to top it off it has protein! Love it!

  • Reply Krystle Smith January 15, 2014 at 5:19 am

    I just can’t get behind the greens smoothie movement. However, this delicious treat looks like something I could enjoy frequently!

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Before I even begin rambling about how DELICIOUS this milkshake looks can i just say HOW ADORABLY CUTE AND FUNNY YOU ARE! evil witch potion!!! I cannot get over that … It sounds HILARIOUS!!!!! 😀 And now these oreo milkshakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They look SOOOOOOOO CUTE, what with the whipped cream and the sprinkles and those fancy glasses! I cannot peel my eyes off the screen! *-* and they’r healthy! Now, why would I want to go to those high end coffee shops for over priced beverages when I can make this at home???? using cottage cheese is like a brilliant idea! I loveeeeee how it tastes and adds texture to desserts! I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the best with your studies and have an awesome weekend! :)

  • Reply Melinda January 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    This looks delicious! Do you happen to have any ideas for a dairy free version?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks Melinda!
      I don’t think so :–( The cottage cheese is the key!
      Maybe coconut milk and coconut yogurt? x

    • Reply Kate June 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Melinda, If you are like me (lactose intolerant) see if you can find Lactaid brand lactose free cottage cheese.

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    The extra sugar is from the skim milk, 1 cup has about 12 grams of sugar! Unsweetened vanilla almond milk could be a substitute for those looking to cut down on sugar. Sounds delicious just like this though!!

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  • Reply Jackie Rybeck April 21, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Hi, I love this idea for a dessert, but for breakfast, I’m hoping for an even lower-in-fat idea…have you ever substituted the Oreo’s for anything else? Cocoa powder, or even on the fruity side? I’m starting a diet tomorrow and plan on making this for a dessert….just gotta get the hubby to hide the rest of the Oreo’s from me!

    • Reply Consuelo April 21, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Yes, sure! Cottage addition is a lovely addition to sny kind of smoothie, and this works great when using some frozen fruit as well (raspberries, strawberries, pinneapple, bananas…) all works! You could also use some cocoa powder and add extra sweetener since it’s a bit bitter. Oh, and if you go the cocoa route and skip the oreos, I think you should add less milk!
      Hope I helped! And good luck with the diet! xx

      • Reply Jackie Rybeck April 21, 2014 at 2:18 am

        Tengo pina congelado y fresas…para mi desayuno! Learning Spanish as well, hope I didn’t wreck it too bad! Cant wait to try this in the morning with the fruit…

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  • Reply Jen July 1, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Today is my birthday. I’m having strawberries and shortfalls available, instead of cake, to make it a more refreshing with healthier options (including fat free whip topping). But for me, I want to try this recipe, so I don’t feel like I am missing out on the traditional birthday cake. Thank you for this! Oreos are my favorite temptation, so now I can have my cookie / “cake” for my own treat! THANK YOU!!!!

    • Reply Consuelo July 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Jen!! I’m so happy you like the idea! Hope you have a great day! Happy birthday! xxx

  • Reply heather November 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I can’t wait to try this, but you shouldn’t highlight the comment about the sugar count being off. There’s only 6 from the cookies, as mentioned, but the milk and cottage cheese have sugars as well. The 16 grams per serving is correct and you should make that clear.

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      Hey there! Thank you for the comment. I created this recipe back when I was quite educated about nutrition and didn’t know much about it… :( Sadly the sugar is not the worse part about this! Now working on a vegan and healthier version!! xx

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    Where’s the calorie count? Just curious. :)

    • Reply Consuelo March 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Counting calories is not a healthy behaviour so I don’t promote it on my blog xx

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