French Toast Smoothie


This French toast smoothie is a healthy, high protein packed drink that tastes just like the decadent buttery cinnamon breakfast you love.

When I think of breakfast comfort foods this is the order in which my mind works:

  1. pancakes. Current obsession –> kodiak cakes (amazing mix that you just add water to!)
  2. waffles.
  3. creamy delicious oats (like this triple chocolate steel cut oatmeal or this slow cooker chocolate cherry steel cut oatmeal) steel cut or regular, my brain doesn’t discriminate.
  4. scones.
  5. French toast. Remember last year’s raspberry granola french toast…omg, so much yum.

French Toast Smoothie

I find it weird though that French toast is last on that list. How and why oatmeal can surpass French toast in my brain makes no sense to me when I sit down and think about it. Buttery, soft, cinnamon studded French toast (usually topped with whipped cream and berries) has no place being 5th in any breakfast list. Am I right?

High Protein French Toast Smoothie

However, being that it’s the first full week in January and most of you probably wouldn’t appreciate me pushing a decadent French toast recipe on you while you’re in the “healthy” mindset, I’m bottling up everything we love about French toast and putting it into a protein packed healthy smoothie.

Healthy High Protein French Toast Smoothie

Date sweetened and filled with spices and extracts, every sip is literally like biting into a plate of warm French toast for breakfast. The secret in this protein packed smoothie? Cottage cheese. Yep.

I’ve been loving on cottage cheese lately being in the final few days of my diet cut before heading to Mexico this weekend, it is high protein (15g in just 1/2 a cup!), low fat and incredibly filling (I find it more so than yogurt). Friendship Dairies created The Superfood Generator as a fun way to create your own superfood cottage cheese based concoction. The possibilities are seriously endless from fruits, to nuts, to seeds, to greens, herbs and sweeteners but sometimes you can’t go wrong with simple.

Healthy French Toast Smoothie

Especially when it comes in the form of French toast.

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French Toast Smoothie

Prep Time
Preparation 7 min Cook Time
Total Time 7 mins Total Time

This French toast smoothie is a healthy, high protein packed drink that tastes just like the decadent buttery cinnamon breakfast you love.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Friendship Dairies 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 pitted medjool date, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (you can substitute vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (*optional but makes it nice and thick)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (*optional for added protein)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • handful ice cubes
  • whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender (except whipped cream) and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour in a glass, top with whipped cream and garnish with additional cinnamon.

*This post is sponsored by Friendship Dairies. All content and opinions are my own. #originalsuperfood #sponsored

High Protein French Toast Smoothie

18 Comments

  1. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I have cottage cheese with my breakfast every morning, I don’t know why I never thought to put it in a smoothie! I love the idea of a french toast smoothie especially when you’re currently like me and trying to run off all the cookies. :-)

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  2. Shanna @ pineapple and coconut

    I love cottage cheese used in unconventional ways. When I was cutting for figure shows I would have a protein peanut butter ice cream at night that was cottage cheese, protein powder, vanilla, peanut butter, splash of almond milk and ice. Blend. Freeze until slushy. SO GOOD. I also make my kids protein smoothies for school breakfasts since its faster than a sit down meal. I will make this for them tomorrow!!

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