Banana Bread Protein Shake

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What could be better than enjoying a rich slice of banana bread in a smooth and creamy shake packed with protein!?! This shake makes an excellent breakfast or snack, and is so delicious that you will have a hard time believing that it is actually good for you!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 1-5 Minutes.


Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy consistency is reached! Top with a dash of cinnamon and chopped walnuts if desired!


1/2 cupFat free cottage cheese 1
1 scoop Scoop vanilla protein powder 2
2-4 pktsStevia (or 1/4-1 tsp sweetener of choice)
5-10Ice cubes (Depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency)
1/2-1 cupWater (Alter this according to desired consistency)
PinchNutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
1/2 mediumRipe banana, (fresh or frozen)
1/2 tspButter extract or vanilla extract
Optional:2 tbs old fashioned oats, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 3

1 Cottage cheese may sound strange, but TRUST me… this is what makes the ‘MILKSHAKE’ consistency! Also, if you are sensitive to dairy, you can use tofu to get the same consistency!

2 I use Designer Whey Protein powder. It has 100 calories per scoop. I buy the vanilla flavor because it’s a good base to add whatever flavors you want to make. It is also all natural. You can buy it from Kroger, GNC, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, or

3 You can get xanthan gum from most grocery stores in the gluten free section! Just a pinch of it makes your shake so thick and creamy!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
230 Calories
0 g Fat
21 g Carbohydrate
0 g Fiber
11 g Sugar
37 g Protein
6 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Liz said:

Yummm cant wait to try this! I had banana bread yogurt the other day and it was on POINT..sure the shake will be even better!

p.s. does Kroger sell xanthan gum? I couldn’t find it last time I was there :(

April 3rd, 2013 — 1:08pm  |  Reply

Leah Baumhardt said:

Mine does. It is with the gluten free baking products.

April 3rd, 2013 — 9:57pm  | 

Kate Lanham said:

I make this same shake on a regular basis but I add two tbsp. of oats…it’s one of my favorites!

April 3rd, 2013 — 4:18pm  |  Reply

Renee said:

it really does taste like banana bread- great shake recipe keep it up!!

April 4th, 2013 — 6:47pm  |  Reply

Katie Prucha said:

This is so yummy! I made it with cinnamon graham cracker flavored whey. DELICIOUS!!

April 5th, 2013 — 1:54pm  |  Reply

Shannon r. said:

Does Kroger carry the Designer Whey you mention?

April 5th, 2013 — 8:55pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Yes :)

April 6th, 2013 — 7:48am  | 

Sam said:

This sounds delicious! I made one similar to it the other day. Oats are amazing in smoothies!

April 6th, 2013 — 3:14pm  |  Reply

Gloria Marson said:

Just made this and it’s great :)

April 8th, 2013 — 5:17pm  |  Reply

Lindsay Ebenhack said:

I had this for breakfast, so good! I forgot the oats, I’m sure it would be even better with them!

April 8th, 2013 — 9:01pm  |  Reply

Lauren said:

Do you have any suggestions for a dairy-free substitute for the cottage cheese? I discovered your shakes a month ago, fell in love with all of them, and then found out I’m allergic to milk two weeks later :(

April 23rd, 2013 — 9:10am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

silken tofu or soy yogurt

April 23rd, 2013 — 10:02am  | 

Becky said:

This shake is AMAZING!! Perfect way to start the day after my morning workout. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

June 27th, 2013 — 7:13am  |  Reply

Joe said:

You should do a recipe for banana cream protein shake

July 16th, 2013 — 6:48pm  |  Reply

Tamela Williams said:

I made this shake today. I have to start off by saying that I am NOT a fan of protein shakes so it’s nice to have this delicious recipe that I can make after coming from the gym. Thanks!

July 25th, 2013 — 7:47pm  |  Reply

Angela said:

I made this eith plain yogurt instead of cottage cheese (because thats what I had on hand) and added a handful of oats to the blender. Turned out perfect!

July 31st, 2013 — 12:45pm  |  Reply

Amy Davidson said:

This shake rocks! I added the oats and it’s so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

September 23rd, 2013 — 11:49am  |  Reply

Kim said:

Made this with everything including the optionals and it is wonderful. This is my post 12hr shift dinner! Yum!!

March 19th, 2014 — 8:16pm  |  Reply

Sharon said:

This was great. I used a tsp of organic raw honey instead of the stevia and left out the nutmeg because I didn’t have any. I loved it! Thanks!

May 1st, 2014 — 2:24pm  |  Reply

Amy Wathen said:

This was sooooo good! I made it with cinnamon roll protein powder and used the oats. Delicious breakfast!!

June 24th, 2014 — 11:28am  |  Reply

Jen said:

Can you use something Other than cottage cheese? I just don’t like cottage cheese O.O

June 26th, 2014 — 8:32pm  |  Reply

Stephanie Mulkerin said:

Ca you make these the night before and store it in the fridge overnight?

September 24th, 2014 — 9:35pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

no, sorry … i wish though! :)

September 25th, 2014 — 8:34am  | 

sarah said:

Yes you can, I do it all the time, in fact slot of times the smoothies taste better once the flavors have all settled

January 29th, 2015 — 11:06pm  | 

Erika said:

Wow, was this good! I subbed the water for light almond milk.

March 17th, 2015 — 12:08pm  |  Reply

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