Do you love smoothies? This Apple Cottage Cheese Smoothie is protein packed using only food, no protein powders needed. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or pre/post workout.
Smoothies are such a great way to pack nutrition into a glass. If you are like me, I prefer to get my protein from food. This power smoothie combines cottage cheese and hemp hearts to create a protein-rich, totally delicious drink. Great for any time of day.
One thing about smoothies, you can create them however you like. It’s a great way to use up fruits and veggies. The best part, you can usually get the kids to drink these no problem. They never have to know ALL the things you sneak in there. Spinach never tasted so good (this way). Give my Clean Green Smoothie a try and see.
We enjoy them all year long. When my husband was working, this was his “go to” lunch. Easy to transport, and easy to drink during the day. You can even make them the night before so they are ready for breakfast. Perfect for breakfast on the run. Fast to pop into the lunch bag.
I will say to make a great smoothie, you really do need a good blender. Personally, I don’t like “chunky” smoothies. Neither does my husband. When we started making smoothies on a regular basis, he started shopping for a new blender.
I LOVE kitchen tools, so I let him do all the comparison research. Honestly, I did not have a thing to do with it. I was thrilled that he bought me a Vitamix. No chunks in our smoothies anymore. Awesome if you are a slushy lover too.
Apple Cottage Smoothie Ingredients
This delicious smoothie has simple ingredients. Really good protein powder is pricey. People that are looking for natural, unprocessed ways to get protein in their smoothies, cottage cheese is a fantastic option. It makes a great and healthy snack all on its’ own.
For this smoothie you need:
- cottage cheese
- an apple (skin on)
- shredded raw coconut
- hemp hearts
- agave nectar (optional)
- dried cranberries
Place the ingredients in the blender according to manufacturers directions. Blend (we have a smoothie setting), pour, drink. One of the easiest ways to make a meal in just a few minutes.
Feel free to switch up the agave with honey, or leave it out completely. Smoothies are so easy to customize. Hemp Chocolate Smoothie is so thick and rich, you might think you were having a milkshake.
Give this Apple Cottage Cheese Smoothie recipe a try. Vanilla Bean Kefir Smoothie is great too.
Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe? Let me know in the comments.
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Apple Cottage Cheese Smoothie (No Protein Powder)
This Apple Cottage Cheese Smoothie is packed with protein from food, not protein powder. Great for an "on the run" breakfast, lunch, or pre/post workout. Nutrition in a glass is so easy and delicious.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 2 tsp agave nectar
- 1 apple peel on
- 1 tbsp raw shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 cup ice
Wash apple, cut and core.
Place all ingredients into blender (in order of ingredients listed).
Blend until smooth.
Feel free to switch out the agave nectar for honey. If you prefer, don't sweeten at all. You can also use a less fat version of cottage cheese if you are looking to cut some calories.