Lower in sugar and naturally sweetened, this Oreo protein shake, packed with ~20g of protein, is the most delicious way to satisfy a sweet craving.
What's better than a cold, cookies and cream milkshake? Very little if you ask me.
In all seriousness though, this Oreo protein shake has quickly taken my house by storm. It makes for the best easy dessert, because it only takes 5 minutes to whip up.
It's also a great balanced option, meaning it keeps my body full and satisfied! Thanks to the protein, fibre and healthy fats (if you choose to use non-fat yogurt), you won't be hungry anytime soon.
But don't worry- this recipe is nutrient-dense, but sacrifices ZERO flavour and tastes exactly like a cookies and cream milkshake. It's like your classic diner drink, but made at home with ingredients you already have.
- Frozen bananas
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Milk of choice
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
- Chia seeds
- Vanilla protein powder
- Sweetener of choice (sugar, maple syrup or honey)
Step One: Blend frozen banana, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, chocolate sandwich cookies, protein powder and sweetener (if using) to your blender and blend until smooth.
Step Two: Pour mixture into two glasses, garnish with whipped cream and additional cookie crumbs and serve.
Substitutions and Variations
To make dairy-free: Use dairy-free milk, yogurt, sandwich cookies, and protein powder. Note that most dairy-free milk and yogurt options are lower in protein, so if that is important to you I'd recommend going for a pea or soy milk and a soy-based yogurt.
To make gluten-free: Use gluten-free sandwich cookies.
If you're into mint chip, this recipe adapts well if you add a couple drops of mint extract (or finely diced fresh mint).
This milkshake is best enjoyed upon making.
Whenever my bananas are beginning to brown, I like to slice them in quarters and freeze them. That way whenever I feel like a smoothie, I know 4 pieces = 1 whole banana. I also recommend freezing bananas in smaller pieces so they blend easier (important if you have a weaker blender!).
Frequently Asked Questions
In this case, I'd stick with the banana for best results. Since it's naturally sweet with a mild flavour, it really compliments cookies and cream.
The Greek yogurt, milk and protein powder all add protein. Depending on the protein powder and milk you choose, one serving of this Oreo milkshake can have around 20g of protein!
You can, but I'd opt for a vanilla or neutral-tasting option for the sake of our cookies and cream flavour. Using a sweetened Greek yogurt means you might be able to cut back on the extra sweetener depending on your taste preferences.
More Higher Protein Dessert Recipes
- Super Moist Salted Caramel Chickpea Blondies
- 8 Ingredient Vegan Protein Cookies
- Super Fudgy Black Bean Two Bite Brownies
- Easy Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Dip
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make this Oreo protein shake, don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!
Oreo Protein Shake
- 2 medium frozen bananas
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 chocolate sandwich cookies Oreos
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- ½ teaspoon sweetener optional- sugar, maple syrup or honey
- Whipped cream optional for topping
- Cookie crumbs optional for topping
- Blend frozen banana, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, chocolate sandwich cookies, protein powder and sweetener (if using) to your blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into two glasses, garnish with whipped cream and additional cookie crumbs and serve.