Combine four simple ingredients into a delicious Peach Banana 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!
Peach Banana 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!
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:
- A fresh orange (peeled!)
- Frozen banana
- Frozen peaches
- Cottage cheese
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.
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.
- Peel the orange and add it to the blender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- 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 will still 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.
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!
- Put the orange into the blender first so it’s right on the blade since you’ll need the liquid from it to help move the rest of the ingredients around.
- Use the stick that came with your blender (if one did) to help move the ingredients.
- If you don’t have a fresh orange, use ½ cup orange juice.
- 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.
- You may also like Blueberry Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Smoothie, and my Cherry Smoothie.
I’d love to hear if your kids like this smoothie if you try it!
This post was originally published July 2020.
This simple smoothie is easy to make and is super creamy without many ingredients. You can even share it with your kiddo! Be sure to blend it very well to ensure the best creamy texture.
- 1 fresh medium orange, peeled
- 1/2 frozen banana (about ½ cup)
- ½ cup frozen peach slices
- ½ cup whole milk cottage cheese
- Add the orange to the blender, then top with the additional ingredients.
- Blend, starting on low and working up to high until very smooth and creamy. Use the stick that came with your blender to help move the ingredients around if needed—it may at first seem like there’s not enough liquid, but there will be as soon as the orange starts to be blended up. (If your blender doesn’t have a stick, stop the blender a few times and move the ingredients around with a spoon.)
- Serve immediately in a cup, in a bowl with a spoon, or in a reusable pouch.
Save any leftovers for a future snack in an airtight container (try to use within 24 hours or freeze into popsicles).
Put the orange into the blender first since you’ll need the liquid from it to help move the rest of the ingredients around.
Use the stick that came with your blender (if one did) to help move the ingredients.
If you don’t have a fresh orange, use ½ cup orange juice.
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.
Keywords: peach banana smoothie, cottage cheese smoothie