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Orange Protein Smoothie [Protein Shake Recipe for Weight Loss]

A sweet, rich, and creamy beverage that’s oh so refreshing and can be enjoyed at any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert! With its high protein content, it can also be a good pre or post-workout meal replacement.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 262kcal


  • 1 ea orange
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 scoops strawberry or vanilla protein powder


  • Peel the orange and combine all the ingredients in a blender. Gently swirl the mixture until the protein powder is covered with liquid.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve and enjoy!


  • You may add a tablespoon of chia or flaxseeds to amp up some fiber.
  • If your fruits are frozen, reduce the number of ice cubes. If it’s still too thick, you may add up some water or a little bit more milk.
  • For the vegan/vegetarian version, replace protein powder with a vegan one.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 403mg | Iron: 1mg