MAKES 2 SERVINGS / PREP: 5 MINUTES / TOTAL: 5 MINUTES
Nothing says refreshing like fresh citrus flavors. Chocolate and vanilla can get boring after a while, so give your taste buds a treat and try something with a sweet orange flavor. This protein shake will give you the creamy orange flavor of an Orange Julius. The cottage cheese is a key ingredient for not only protein but to help give it an ultracreamy texture.
1½ cups ice
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
½ cup water, plus 2 to 4 tablespoons additional if needed
1 small tangerine or mandarin orange (about 2 ounces) or 1 small mandarin orange fruit cup, drained
1 scoop (¼ cup) unflavored or vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon powdered stevia extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 In a blender, blend on high speed to combine the ice, cottage cheese, water, tangerine, protein powder, stevia, and vanilla for 2 to 3 minutes, until the shake is smooth and no longer lumpy. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons more water if the shake is too thick.
2 Pour half the shake into a glass and enjoy.
3 Refrigerate any shake you don’t drink or use right away, and reblend prior to serving. Discard any remaining shake after 7 days.
Per Serving (1 cup): Calories: 137 Total fat 1g Sodium: 104mg Total carbs 12g Sugar: 8g Fiber: 1g Protein: 21g
1 to 3 cups per day