Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Shake

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This Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Shake is like dessert in a glass! The sweetness of the cherries balances out perfectly with the cocoa powder. If you don’t prefer cherries, strawberries would be an amazing swap! This is one protein-packed recipe that I can promise you will keep coming back to!


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


Place all ingredients in the blender and blend to desired consistency!


1/2 cupLow fat cottage cheese
1 scoopProtein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
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)
1 tbs Cocoa powder
1/2 cupFrozen cherries (or fresh, pitted)

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
235 Calories per serving
2 g Fat
17 g Carbohydrate
3 g Fiber
12 g Sugar
40 g Protein
6 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Erin said:

I add spinach to this and it’s hard to tell ( besides the color)

August 14th, 2013 — 10:54am  |  Reply

Jessica said:

I’m trying this with silken tofu and chocolate protein! Chocolate covered cherry! Yum!

August 14th, 2013 — 8:20pm  |  Reply

Lynn Hewitt said:

Yum! Will be having this for breakfast tomorrow morning!

August 15th, 2013 — 8:46am  |  Reply

Risa said:

I made this today but I didn’t have cherries so I used strawberries and this was amazing! Thank you!

August 15th, 2013 — 2:12pm  |  Reply

snenny said:

Hi:) this looks amazing! Could I make it with greekyogurt in place of the cottage cheese?

August 16th, 2013 — 8:29am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

for sure!

August 16th, 2013 — 10:07am  | 

Nia said:

what can I use if I’m allergic to protein powder?

September 20th, 2013 — 4:12pm  |  Reply

Kimberly said:

Try Growing Naturals brown rice protein powder…gluten/dairy/soy free.

February 1st, 2014 — 6:18pm  | 

Anna said:

Hey, is there anything i could use instead of cottage cheese? not a big fan…

July 14th, 2014 — 3:02pm  |  Reply

Dalene Herzog said:

This is my all time FAVORITE shake!!! Love it!! :)

December 3rd, 2014 — 1:00pm  |  Reply

Hayley said:

My daughters work at an ice cream shop and my favorite shake is the chocolate covered cherry! This taste almost identical to the real one!!!! And so much healthier. Thanks so much for what you do! Love your recipes and your heart!

March 30th, 2015 — 9:13pm  |  Reply

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