Greek yogurt is famous for being a high-protein source that can be used in sweet and savory dishes but comes with a cost.We’ve all been so fascinated by Greek yogurt that we’ve forgotten its humble counterpart, cottage cheese.Cottage cheese is much cheaper than Greek yogurt, contains just as many protein sources, and can be used in sweet and savory recipes.It’s a potent ingredient!My discovery of cottage cheese and a fantastic sale on pineapple resulted in this delicious pineapple Protein Smoothie.It might seem bizarre, but I guarantee it’s excellent!
WHAT KIND OF COTTAGE CHEESE IS BEST?
Cottage cheese comes in various fat content levels, such as yogurt and milk.The more fat-rich cottage cheese is always better tasting. However, I decided to use the one percent fat cottage cheese in my Smoothie, which turned out delicious!It was also a tiny curd, but I don’t believe that’s a big deal in this recipe, as it’s blended until it’s unnoticeable.
1/2 cup cottage cheese ($0.27)
1/2 frozen banana ($0.10)
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks ($0.19)
1/2 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)* ($0.01)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract ($0.07)
One tablespoon of ground flaxseed (optional) ($0.03)
1 cup of milk of choice (I used almond milk that was unsweetened) ($0.31)
All the ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.Serve immediately.