A pineapple protein smoothie in a tall glass with a paper straw, next to a whole pineapple and a small bowl of pineapple chunks
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4.12 from 9 votes

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Cottage cheese is a surprisingly delicious and inexpensive source of protein in this sweet, tangy, and tropical Pineapple Protein Smoothie.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Cost: $0.98 each
Servings: 1 16 oz.
Calories: 270.1kcal
Author: Adapted from For the Love of Popsicles


  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese $0.27
  • 1/2 frozen banana $0.10
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks $0.19
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional)* $0.01
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract $0.07
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional) $0.03
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk) $0.31


  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


*You can substitute with the sweetener of your choice, or leave out all together. I find that if your pineapple is a bit on the tart side, a little extra sugar is helpful.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 270.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 5.7g | Sodium: 661.8mg | Fiber: 4.9g