Combine four simple ingredients into a delicious Peach Cottage Cheese Smoothie with incredible creaminess and plenty of protein. It even has more than 100% of the daily RDA for Vitamin C and has perfect smoothie texture!
Cottage Cheese Smoothie
I’m always looking for easy smoothie recipes to make to share with my kids for snacks or to serve with meals. This combination is one of our new favorites—and I love how much fresh fruit is packed inside! There’s nothing fancy in this smoothie and it’s incredibly straight forward to make.
I use cottage cheese in this smoothie to add creaminess and protein—without the need for protein powder. It’s also a great way to add a calcium-rich food if the kids need a few more in their regular meals and snacks.
It blends up super creamy so you really won’t notice that it’s there, either in texture or in flavor.
TIP: I like to use whole milk cottage cheese (sometimes called 5% fat) to make sure that this smoothie is satisfying and that the kids are getting the healthy fats they need.
Ingredients You Need
To make this easy cottage cheese smoothie you’ll need:
- Banana: A very ripe banana will have the best flavor here.
- Frozen peaches: Look for sliced frozen peaches in the freezer aisle of your supermarket.
- Cottage cheese: I prefer whole milk cottage cheese.
- Milk: I like to use nondairy milk in smoothies, but any will work.
TIP: You can use a fresh peach if you have it. Simply add a few ice cubes to make sure the smoothie is super cold and creamy.
Step by Step Instructions
Here’s a look at how to make this easy smoothie. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more specific details.
- Add the ingredients to the blender.
- Blend very smooth, starting on low and working up to high.
- Serve immediately.
TIP: You can also store this for later in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Is there anything I can use instead of cottage cheese?
You can use Greek-style yogurt, dairy or nondairy, in place of the cottage cheese if you prefer. That willl offer similar nutrition in terms of calcium and protein.
Will other fruits work?
Sure! You can use berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cherries instead of the peaches if you prefer.
To make this without banana, substitute ½ cup frozen diced mango.
What’s the best way to serve this to my toddler?
My favorite way to serve smoothies to little kids is to use a Squeasy Gear reusable pouch. They are easy to use and clean and last for years and years. They are also really hard for the kids to squirt out on purpose, which is helpful!
Best Tips for Success
- Use the stick that came with your blender (if one did) to help move the ingredients if needed.
- Use fresh peach instead of frozen if desired and add a few ice cubes.
- Use Greek-style yogurt (dairy or nondairy) in place of the cottage cheese if desired.
- Add 2 tablespoons hemp seeds to add more healthy fats and protein.
- Serve in a small open cup, from a bowl with a spoon, or in a reusable pouch.