Healthy strawberry milkshake

Strawberry protein shake (that tastes like a diner milkshake!)

Imagine being rewarded after a grueling workout with a strawberry protein shake that tastes like a diner milkshake – now you can be! This strawberry protein shake tastes exactly like an old fashioned diner milkshake and gives me a warm, nostalgic feeling (without the sugar rush). It’s a perfect refreshing treat during the summer and now that I’ve created it, I’m addicted to it!

Since a few of my recent recipes have used bananas (bakery style banana bread donuts, easy frozen dog treats, and coconut flour pancakes), I decided to forgo adding one. However, you definitely could try it out because the only combo rivaling strawberry banana is peanut butter and chocolate! If you do, let me know how it goes.

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Pro tips: 

  1. Use a high quality protein powder to ensure your shake tastes amazing. I could eat the one I use with a spoon and even use it for baking (check out my protein cookie recipe for proof)
  2. If you’re adverse to cottage cheese, I still recommend using it because that’s what gives this recipe the thick, creamy taste. I promise you can’t detect the lumps or taste any hint of cottage cheese flavour. But if you must, sub for coconut oil
  3. Use a professional grade blender to ensure your shake is smooth. I currently have a Ninja, but dream of the Vitamix – one day!
  4. Frozen strawberries will help your shake taste like a milkshake sans ice cream. Room temperature would be much less exciting. I recommend using organic if your budget allows as strawberries are on the dirty dozen list

Now let’s drink a strawberry protein milkshake! What food takes you down memory lane? 

Strawberry protein shake (that tastes like a diner milkshake!)

This smooth, creamy and delicious strawberry protein shake tastes exactly like an old fashioned diner milkshake. It’s protein-packed, naturally sweet and very refreshing! 

The recipe serves 1.

Healthy strawberry milkshake


  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk/milk alternative of choice)
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (I used vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese (whatever fat percentage you prefer!). If you refuse to eat cottage cheese, try yogurt (dairy free for a vegan diet) or coconut oil 
  • 6 large frozen organic strawberries
  • Optional: add collagen peptides – learn why in my natural hair care guide


  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. That’s it!

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8 thoughts on “Strawberry protein shake (that tastes like a diner milkshake!)

  1. looks so delish olivia! I will definitely have to try it..although i am still a bit weirded out by the cottage cheese…;) would cream cheese work? I screenshotted this recipe to use when i feel like it 😉
    Ella xx
    p.s. i am gluten free so this will be an awesome snack! also frozen berries are delish!

    1. I know, right? Cottage cheese is lumpy and gross… Except when it’s all blended up! I refuse to make shakes without it now. I have never tried it with cream cheese and I’m not sure it would get the texture right. Yogurt would be a better sub, I think!

      I am working towards going gluten free and I’m 90 percent there! They hide gluten in everything it seems, but I definitely feel better when I don’t eat it (and I understand it’s better for my thyroid health too).

      Thank you for reading!! 🙂

      1. oh wow! thats amazing! i know the struggle when eating out is real! if you need any tips on gf food i have 6 years experinece aha :))) what is the main reason you became gluten free?
        el x
        p.s. sorry for the late reply! life gets BUSY! x

      2. I became (mostly) gluten-free for my thyroid and hormone health, and I also just feel better without it in my system. Why did you make the switch? Do you have celiac disease?

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