Protein Milkshake without Powder

1 Shake492 cals

The warmer weather is here and that means milkshakes are back on the menu! Today we’re adding to that menu a Protein Milkshake without Powder that’s thick, has simple ingredients, comes in multiple flavors, and is guaranteed to hit the spot! The best part? You don’t need protein powder to make it!

To make this one all you’ll need is a blender to get it smooth. If you don’t have a good blender, there’s a link below in the recipe card to the one we’ve been using for years!

Chocolate Protein Milkshake

For your chocolate protein milkshake without powder add right into your blender 6 ounces of milk substitute, 100 grams of a plain Greek yogurt, 100 grams of fat free cottage cheese, 14 grams of hemp seed or hemp seed hearts, 80 grams of a frozen banana, 25 grams of cocoa powder, 10 grams of a melted dark chocolate or dark chocolate syrup, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Which milk substitute? I’ve been using oat milk lately for it’s thicker consistency (it tastes great too!).

Hemp seeds? YES! These are a great source of protein and hemp seed hearts are essentially the deshelled or hulled version of the seeds (easier to mix).

Why a frozen banana? It helps thicken up your milkshake and allows you to not have to use ice which helps with the flavor.

Blend those ingredients together until smooth.

Vanilla Protein Milkshake

Not a fan of chocolate? How about a vanilla protein milkshake without powder!?

To keep it simple since we’re using most of the same ingredients all you need to do to make it vanilla is to use a vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain, remove the cocoa powder, use 10 grams of honey instead of melted dark chocolate, and use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract instead of 1 teaspoon.

Blend all of those together and top it with whatever you want (I went with whipped cream and cocoa powder)!

Xanthan Gum

While those are blending it’s time for the tip of the day!

Did you know that you can easily thicken up your milkshakes, smoothies, dressings, mixes, and so on by using a little xanthan gum? For most recipes I’d recommend starting with 1/4 teaspoon and going from there until you reach your desired consistency.

Mix, blend, or shake it and watch the magic happen.

My goals for this protein milkshake without powder were to obviously have it taste good and to have a good volume to calorie ratio which I think we accomplished here!

Tips & Substitutes

  1. If you want more protein or flavor and have protein powder on hand you can obviously add that in.
  2. Nutritional breakdowns are below in the recipe card.
  3. Outside of adding flavor, cocoa powder is a great source of fiber with 2 grams per serving.
  4. Pumpkin seeds are a great substitute for hemp seeds!
  5. Look for lower sugar Greek yogurt.

Now try our Microwave Protein Brownie!

Protein Milkshake without Powder

Protein Milkshake without Powder

Looking for a healthy summer drink? Try this easy Protein Milkshake recipe that's made with simple ingredients and without protein powder!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy milkshake, milkshake, protein milkshake, without protein powder
Servings: 1 Shake
Calories: 492kcal
Cost: $.75

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Ingredients

Chocolate Protein Milkshake

  • 6 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk (I like Oat Milk for it's thicker consistency here)
  • 100 g Greek Yogurt - Plain (Look for higher protein/lower sugar)
  • 100 g Cottage Cheese
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Hemp Seed Hearts - /Hemp Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds
  • 80 g Banana - FROZEN!
  • 5 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 10 g Chocolate - Dark (Melted) or Dark Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum - *Optional to add more thickness if needed

Vanilla Protein Milkshake

  • 6 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk (I like Oat Milk for it's thicker consistency here)
  • 100 g Greek Yogurt - Vanilla (Look for higher protein/lower sugar)
  • 100 g Cottage Cheese
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Hemp Seed Hearts - /Hemp Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds
  • 80 g Banana - FROZEN!
  • 10 g Honey - or Brown Rice Syrup (Lower Sugar)
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum - *Optional to add more thickness if needed

Instructions

Chocolate Protein Milkshake

  • Melt your Chocolate
  • Add all of your ingredients into a blender
  • Blend everything together until smooth

Vanilla Protein Milkshake

  • Add all of your ingredients into a blender
  • Blend everything together until smooth

Video

Notes

Ingredients I’m referring to? Greek Yogurt & Cottage Cheese
Calories in the WHOLE Chocolate Protein Milkshake w/ Fat Free Ingredients:
  • Calories: 492
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 401mg
  • Carbs: 53g (Net Carbs: 41g)
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 34g
 
Calories in the WHOLE Chocolate Protein Milkshake w/ Regular Fat Ingredients:
  • Calories: 520
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 384mg
  • Carbs: 51g (Net Carbs: 39g)
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 34g
 
Calories in the WHOLE Vanilla Protein Milkshake w/ Fat Free Ingredients:
  • Calories: 373
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 381mg
  • Carbs: 44g (Net Carbs: 36g)
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Protein: 29g
 
Calories in the WHOLE Vanilla Protein Milkshake w/ Regular Fat Ingredients:
  • Calories: 401
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 364mg
  • Carbs: 42g (Net Carbs: 28g)
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Protein: 29g

Nutrition

Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 401mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 15g

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