Protein packed, “Latte” Taste!

I have been enjoying this protein shake all week and I just had to share it.  If you are craving a latte, you MUST try this.  Not only will it fit the bill, but it will keep you fuller longer and out of the grasp of a sugar crash later.

Vanilla Latte Energizer Shake

Why cottage cheese you ask?  It is full of B Vitamins for energy:1/2 cup packs 12% of your daily dose.
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup brewed strong coffee
1/2 cup low fat (low salt) cottage cheese
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy.
Optional “upgrades” to change it up:
– Omit coffee for more cinnamon flavor
– Substitute cottage cheese for 1/2 cup (4oz) cashew milk – if consistency is a concern                                       – add 1/4 cup raw oatmeal for an added carbohydrate boost after a hard workout
Try it, and let me know what you think via comments.

5 thoughts on “Protein packed, “Latte” Taste!

  • My fav 2 scoops 1/8 cup vanilla protein powder 1-2 tbsp peanut or almond butter 1/4 cup dry oatmeal 1/2 banana 1cup almond milk 1cup ice

    It makes like 2-3 cups after blending so I’ll typically drink it from 8-11!

    Thoughts or suggestions?

    Sometimes I’ll just do the protein plain with the oatmeal to just keep calories down of course… Used to have this at 24 hr fitness as my after workout recovery.. Drink like 1 cup and save the rest for the afternoon…

    Take care, Kelley



  • Perfect carbohydrate and protein mix. Even more powerful with a fruit or veggie mixed in also. You are correct, a 1 cup (8oz. serving) is perfect portion. Way to go.


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