The Best Oreo Protein Shake (Cookies & Cream!)

If you’re obsessed with all things cookies and cream like I am, you have to give this Oreo protein shake a try ASAP. It’s packed with 30 grams of protein and gives off major Oreo milkshake vibes with it’s rich flavor and creamy texture.

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A vertical overhead shot of an Oreo protein shake on a wooden board with crumbled Oreos on top.

Why you’ll love this shake

Whether or not you like protein shakes, I can guarantee you’re going to love this one. This protein shake is nothing like the boring, flavorless shakes you’re used to shaking up in a protein shaker.

Truth be told, I’m not a huge protein shake fan myself! If I’m making a protein shake, it needs to be absolutely delicious. This is the perfect shake. It has lots of cookies and cream milkshake flavor and texture, plus packs the nutrition you want from a protein shake.

This shake is also easy to customize! You can use your favorite protein powder, swirl in some nut butter, or even change up the cookies. Let’s get into exactly how to make it.

Oreo protein shake ingredients laid out on a wooden board.

Ingredients you’ll need:

The best part about this cookies and cream protein shake is you only need four simple ingredients!

Oreos: Is it a cookies and cream recipe without Oreo cookies? You can also use any chocolate sandwich cookie that you like or have on hand.

Vanilla protein powder: My favorite whey protein powder is Gold Standard 100% Whey from Optimum Nutrition. I find the flavor and texture to be one of the best that I’ve tried. You can absolutely use any protein powder that you prefer. I also like Orgain for a plant-based, vegan protein powder option.

Milk: My go-to milk for protein shakes is Fairlife milk because it’s higher protein than traditional milk. You can use whatever milk you have on hand. Skim milk, reduced-fat, and whole milk are all perfectly fine! If you prefer, you can use plant-based milks like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk or oat milk.

Ice cubes: A half cup of ice is what gives this shake its milkshake consistency! Blending your protein shakes with ice is a total game changer.

How to make:

Making an Oreo protein shake could not be simpler!

  1. Add all of your ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy, about 10-20 seconds.
  2. Enjoy as is or add toppings of your choosing!
A horizontal overhead shot of an Oreo protein shake on a wooden board with crumbled Oreos on top.

Variations

  • Make it a complete, balanced meal shake by adding a good fiber source like a banana, chia seeds, or flax seeds and a fat like peanut butter or almond butter.
  • Swirl in your favorite nut butter, like peanut butter for a PB Oreo shake variation.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup and have as a dessert!
  • Add fresh fruit like sliced bananas or strawberries.
  • Add chocolate shavings or chocolate chips for something a little more indulgent.
  • Use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla for an extra chocolate-y version!
  • Use vanilla Greek yogurt as your protein source instead of protein powder for a slightly tangier, frozen yogurt version!
  • Add a tablespoon of vanilla, chocolate, or Oreo instant pudding mix for even more flavor.

FAQ

Do protein shakes taste better with milk or water?

You can, but it won’t have the same flavor or creaminess as a protein shake made with milk. Remember, you don’t have to use cow’s milk to get a creamy shake. If you prefer dairy-free milk, whatever type of milk you typically use will work.

Can I add Oreos to my protein shake?

Yes, of course! Adding just a couple of Oreo cookies makes for an absolutely delicious shake that tastes like a milkshake. If you’re struggling to get protein in, adding something that packs a flavor and satisfaction punch can be a game changer. Your overall diet matters most.

How do I make my protein shake more enjoyable?

My favorite tips for making protein shakes taste better is to blend them with ice, use milk instead of water, choose a protein powder that you enjoy, and add sweetener if necessary! There’s nothing worse than a tasteless, chalky protein shake.

How much protein do I need a day?

Everyone has different protein needs. For more on protein, check out my article: Facts About Protein From a Registered Dietitian.

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Overhead shot of an Oreo protein shake with Oreo pieces on top.

The Best Oreo Protein Shake

A creamy cookies and cream Oreo protein shake packed with protein and chocolate-y flavor.
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Oreo cookies
  • 3/4 cup Milk Use your favorite milk here- both dairy and dairy-free work great
  • 1/2 cup Ice

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy, about 10-20 seconds.

Notes

  • To make as a meal replacement shake, add a fiber source like banana, chia seeds, or flax seeds.
  • Other add-in ideas:
    • Peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter
    • Chocolate syrup
    • Whipped cream
    • Chocolate chips or shavings
Course: Breakfast, Snack

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Calcium: 447mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Great, super simple smoothie. I love it for an on the go breakfast or a mid afternoon pick me up.

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