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I’m excited to share with you this strawberry cheesecake protein shake recipe, because it is actually healthy. Why yes, I said healthy!

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A healthy protein shake that tastes like a dessert!

This protein shake actually tastes like strawberry cheesecake and is healthy too!

Heathy? and Cheesecake?

Keep reading… 🙂

I promise, this one is going to surprise you and you’ll want to jump to recipe on this protein shake!

I have been drinking a lot of protein shakes lately and quite frankly they get boring. Vanilla… chocolate… same thing every other day. 🙂

So I scoured the internet trying to find some recipes, but most of them were filled with unhealthy ingredients. I mean… if I’m going to throw in unhealthy stuff, I might as well just eat some ice cream instead. So I came up with this super easy, super delicious, and actually healthy protein shake recipe.

I love it and I think you will too.

You will need a good blender to make this Strawberry Protein Shake Recipe:

After this recipe, you will be OBSESSED with making your own protein shakes like me.  I recommend that you invest in a good blender.

Currently, I use a Vitamix and I love it. It is old (like over 20 years old!) and is still going on strong.

This blender is an investment as it’s not the cheapest, but it is one investment that does not disappoint.  It will probably be the last blender you ever own.  Amazon has several of them on sale right now for a great price.

If a Vitamix isn’t in your budget currently, then I recommend a Waring professional blender. This blender works well too.  It doesn’t work quite as well as the Vitamix, but they are the next best thing for a much more reasonable cost.  Amazon has several Waring blenders on sale right now. 

Whatever blender that you decide on, either will work great to make the best strawberry protein shake.

Ingredients you need for strawberry protein shake:

You only need 5 ingredients for this healthy, delicious and easy proteins shake recipe.  Here is what you’ll need to make this today.

  • 1 cup of light almond milk (I like Hiland or Silk Milk)
  • 1 serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (I prefer a plant based option but you can definitely use your favorite protein powder.)
  • 1 cup of strawberries (I like to use frozen strawberries, but fresh works great too.)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar free jell-o cheesecake mix (the powder)
  • 1 cup of ice (may only need  a half cup of ice if your strawberries are frozen)

By the way, did you know that you can actually freeze your fresh fruit to save money? It is super easy!  Learn how to freeze fruit.

How to make strawberry cheesecake protein shake:

This protein shake is not difficult to make at all.

Combine all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. It may take two tries to get it perfectly smooth, but this is delicious and a nice change to a regular protein shake.

The process of making smoothing

That’s it!  See…I promised that it wasn’t hard.  I usually eat it right away while it’s still cold but they usually don’t last long because it’s packed with flavor.

One of my favorite healthy protein smoothie recipes!

This strawberry cheesecake protein shake recipe is by far one of my favorite healthy protein shake recipes because it literally tastes like strawberry cheesecake but without all the calories.

It is sweet but packed with protein and healthy strawberries. It is the perfect meal for when you are in a hurry – I personally love this in the mornings.

I have even made it and then stuck it in the freezer for a few minutes to make it extra thick and extra cold where I can almost eat it with a spoon.

Is a protein shake a good breakfast?

I try to eat a high protein breakfast in the morning so that I stay full until lunch time.  Sometimes it’s hard to make a big breakfast in the morning as it’s pretty chaotic to get everyone out the door in time for school and work.

However, I have been enjoying a protein shake in the morning instead and find that it doesn’t take long to throw everything in the blender to have breakfast ready in minutes.

Also, sometimes, I prepackage the ingredients for a week worth of protein shakes in my refrigerator so I just have to throw the bag of ingredients into the blender.  Even I can find time for this!

With this delicious recipe, it’s like having cheesecake for breakfast.  Who wouldn’t love that in the morning?

What are good variations to this Cheesecake Protein Shake Recipe:

This recipe is delicious and easy.  Also, it’s easy to switch items out to make it work with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Usually I make this protein shake with strawberries; however, any berries would be delicious in this recipe.  I have tried blueberries and raspberries before and both worked out great.

Generally, I buy the frozen variety so that I can keep them in my freezer and this way I don’t have to worry about fresh fruit going bad before enjoying it.

Also, I have used greek yogurt in place of the almond milk in this recipe.  This substitution adds even more protein to this recipe so this is a great option if you are trying to work more protein into your diet.

These are just a few substitutions that I have tried.  If you make any variations that you love, I would love to hear it in the comments below!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake Recipe

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Try this Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake Recipe. This strawberry protein shake is one of my favorite healthy, easy protein smoothie recipes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Drinks
Calories 112
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 cup light almond milk I like Hiland or Silk Milk
  • 1 serving of Vanilla Protein mix
  • 1 cup strawberries I like them frozen, but they can be fresh
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free jell-o cheesecake mix the powder
  • 1 cup ice may only need a half cup of ice if your strawberries are frozen


  • Combine all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve cold and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 112kcal, Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 3g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 362mg, Potassium 220mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin C 85mg, Calcium 323mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. This looks awesome! Is the cheesecake powder a pudding mix? Or the dessert that you make in a pie plate?

  2. If using Greek yogurt how much would you use? And would it be plain or a flavored like vanilla or possibly strawberry

  3. Lisa – I usually use the plain greek yogurt as it has less added sugar. I start with 1/2 cup of it and then you can always add in more if needed.