Banana Split Protein Shake

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After announcing the winner of my Dashing Dish protein shake contest, I had many requests for the ‘runner-up’ recipes! Well…Thanks to two awesome DD fans, Michelle and Brandie, I received the runner up submissions for a banana split protein shake. I altered the recipe just a bit to my personal liking and thought I’d share it with all of you! This makes for a wonderfully creamy shake that tastes like you are eating dessert for breakfast! Now that is my kind of breakfast! Way to go, girls! Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea for a DD shake flavor. It’s so good that it’s almost too good to be true!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5 minutes.


Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy consistency is reached! Top with Reddi Whip and a cherry on top if desired. Enjoy!


1/2 cupLow fat Cottage Cheese (or 1 cup low fat greek yogurt) 1
1 ScoopVanilla protein powder 2
1-4 PktsStevia or low calorie sweetener of choice
3-6Ice cubes (alter according to desired consistency)
1/2-1Water (alter according to desired consistency)
1/2 Small Banana
1/4 cupCrushed pineapple
1/2 cupFrozen strawberries
1 tbsCocoa Powder
Optional: 1-2 tbs Reddi Whip, cherry for topping!

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 used Designer Whey protein powder. You could also use chocolate, strawberry, or banana protein powder instead of the vanilla if you desire!

Katie's Tip!

This shake is PERFECT for a post-workout meal! The natural sugar from the fruit will restore much needed energy to refuel your body! Oh, and not to mention it's delicious and refreshing! :)

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
282 Calories
3 g Fat
31 g Carbohydrate
12 g Sugar
3 g Fiber
35 g Protein
7 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


tracy said:


August 1st, 2012 — 9:02am  |  Reply

megan @ whatmegansmaking said:

This sounds really good! Beautiful picture as well :)

August 1st, 2012 — 10:08am  |  Reply

teresa brandt said:

Good Morning, what kind of chocolate syrup do you use? this sounds so good, going to have for breakfast this morning thanks for everything you do !

August 2nd, 2012 — 8:11am  |  Reply

Cody Z said:

I tried this, and it turned out a kind of muddy pink, probably from the frozen strawberries. Delicious!

August 2nd, 2012 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Vera Zecevic said:

Definitely try this recipe! It looks so delicious and great choice for 36 C degree in my city :)

August 3rd, 2012 — 1:16pm  |  Reply

Andrea Burgwin said:

All I have to say is….wow. New addiction.

August 7th, 2012 — 3:15pm  |  Reply

Kathy Cashatt said:

I hate cottage cheese and was very reluctant to try this recipe. I am drinking it right now and it is delish!!!! I drink protein shakes everyday and will incorporate cottage cheese in more shakes. You can’t even taste it. Thank you for all of the healthy recipes!!!! You’re the best ever!!!!

August 9th, 2012 — 8:26am  |  Reply

september said:

Looks relish;)

September 11th, 2012 — 9:00pm  |  Reply

Rena said:

My 16 year old son saw the pic and insisted I make this for him. He loved it! Great way to get some extra protein in him. Thanks for the great recipe!

October 9th, 2012 — 9:25pm  |  Reply

Kelly Graff said:

This looks amazing…and I would love to make it however, for me the calories are a bit high…could you substitute banana pudding or extract for the banana flavor? or sugar free strawberry jam for the strawberries? I may have to split it and share…thats no fun!

October 17th, 2012 — 6:53pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Of course to all of those swap outs :)

October 18th, 2012 — 5:14am  | 

Jaime said:

Can you tell me how you or 7 points for the weight watchers? Thanks!

January 15th, 2013 — 10:01pm  |  Reply

Bobbi said:

I was wondering the same thing??

April 7th, 2013 — 3:41pm  | 

Michelle Tornay said:

This shake is amazing! Even my hubby loved it.

January 27th, 2013 — 11:26pm  |  Reply

Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well said:

DulceVie led me over here, and i’m sure glad she did! I love your blog!

February 15th, 2013 — 10:44am  |  Reply

Sarah said:

This was so delicious! Tastes exactly like a banana split! So excited to try the other shakes now:)

February 15th, 2013 — 10:51am  |  Reply

Julie said:

This sounds so yummy:)
Where are the 35g of protein coming from?

March 22nd, 2013 — 1:03pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

protein powder and cottage cheese

March 22nd, 2013 — 1:11pm  | 

Julie said:

My cottage cheese only has 11g protein. Is there a diff kind I should buy? :)

March 22nd, 2013 — 1:15pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

protien powder has about 20-25 g per scoop which it calls for

March 22nd, 2013 — 1:50pm  | 

Julie said:

Ok thank u :)) ive beem looking for a good protein powder. Ordering the designer whey today :))

March 22nd, 2013 — 2:01pm  | 

Nell said:

What type of nuts & syrup is that in the picture. I want to make mine just like it

May 6th, 2013 — 8:49pm  |  Reply

April said:

I made an altered version of this with the limited ingredients I had in my house. It was amazing! I’m an athlete and need to drink protein drinks a lot. Alteration: Blended Silk coconut milk with chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, whole banana, frozen strawberries, and pineapple. It tasted just like a banana split with chocolate ice cream. Thanks for the recipe!

June 25th, 2013 — 4:19pm  |  Reply

Mehmet said:

Too high sugar !

October 19th, 2013 — 6:59am  |  Reply

Anna VanNostrand said:

I can’t get over how good this is!!! It doesn’t even need a topping. I will make this very often! Thanks!!!

July 14th, 2014 — 6:23pm  |  Reply

Anna VanNostrand said:

Also, I used half a banana and 3 fresh strawberries for my fruit. I left out the pineapple. It was perfectly sweet, but not too much sugar.

July 14th, 2014 — 6:25pm  | 

Laura said:

What’s the scoop size of the protein powder? 1/2 cup? 1/4 cup? 3/4 cup? 1 cup?


July 29th, 2014 — 2:57pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

1/4 cup

July 29th, 2014 — 8:16pm  | 

Catalina Flores said:

Where can I get the protein shake that you use?

November 7th, 2014 — 8:30pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

amazon :)

November 8th, 2014 — 10:26am  | 

Catalina Flores said:

I mean protein powder.

November 7th, 2014 — 8:32pm  |  Reply

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