The Best Oreo Protein Shake {Easy & Healthy}

This Oreo protein shake is thick, creamy, and tastes just like a milkshake – but it’s healthier! With just 5 simple ingredients, it’s a quick and delicious snack or treat with 28 grams of protein.

As someone who doesn’t always love the taste of protein shakes – this might be my exception.

Two Oreo protein shakes in large clear glasses topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreo crumbs.

I try to think about the nutritional information of a recipe before creating it. How could I make this shake without it being too high in sugar and carbs, but also tasting like an actual Oreo milkshake?

Therefore, I tried a few variations of this recipe to get the taste just right. Greek yogurt? Too tangy. Cool whip? Wasn’t needed. I even added a half of a banana but that just added too much banana flavor.

It turns out the more simple, the better with this protein shake. My kids love making smoothies (and Oreos) – so of course they had to try it, too.

Reasons to Make This Oreo Protein Shake

  • It’s Creamy and Feels Indulgent: I might be biased, but it felt like I was drinking an Oreo milkshake from Burger King. Thick, creamy and packed with Oreo flavor.
  • Healthy (ish): This protein shake is just 337 calories, with 28g protein, 35g carbs and 20 grams of sugar. Compare that to most Oreo milkshakes with 600+ calories, 93g carbs, 50g sugar and only 9g protein.
  • A Delicious Way to Increase Overall Protein Intake: A higher total protein intake has been shown to assist with weight loss and maintenance, while promoting muscle protein synthesis. While I don’t love to drink my calories, sometimes a protein shake is a quick and easy way to consume more protein.

Ingredients

An Oreo protein shake on a counter topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreo crumbs.
  • 3-4 Oreo Sandwich Cookies, depending on how much Oreo flavor you want. I used 4 Oreos, and that is what the nutritional information is based upon.
  • 1/2 cup of preferred milk. I used skim milk, which also added some additional protein.
  • 1/2 cup of water. To keep the calories a little lower, I combined water and milk. However, you could just sub the water with more milk.
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder. It’s important that you like the taste of your protein powder! I used a vanilla protein powder for this recipe. I recommend a powder that has minimal ingredients and has been third-party tested. Read below on my recommendations for the best protein powders.
  • 5-6 ice cubes, depending on how thick you like your protein shakes.
  • Whipped Cream. What’s an Oreo shake without whipped cream on top?
  • Chia seeds (optional): Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3’s! Flaxseeds or hemp hearts could be substituted, however, they are not as high in fiber. 

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The Best Oreo Protein Shake Directions

Two Oreo protein shakes in large clear glasses on a wood platter surrounded by Oreos.

I was actually shocked that the best tasting version of this protein shake ended up being the most simple. As someone who doesn’t love the taste of protein powder, I felt like this ingredient combination did a good job of masking the taste.

Place All Ingredients in a Blender and Combine

Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend at high speed until well combined.

Pour into a large cup and top with whipped cream and crushed Oreos for the ultimate healthy protein shake (that tastes SO good). This recipe makes one 12-14 ounce serving or you could divide it in half for two smaller ones.

An Oreo protein shake on a black and white towel with a straw in it, topped with whipped cream and Oreo crumbs.

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Recipe Tips:

  • Make sure you like the flavor of the protein powder you’re using – preferably vanilla, chocolate or unflavored for this recipe.
  • If you drink your protein shakes with minimal ingredients, you might be able to use 3 Oreos and still enjoy the flavor of this shake.
  • It’s best to drink this shake right away, but it can sit in the fridge for a few hours. Just stir it prior to drinking if the ingredients have separated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Choose the Best Protein Powder?

First and foremost, find a protein powder where you can tolerate the taste. Then, you should think about why you are consuming protein powder – is it to build more muscle? Just increase your total protein intake?

This is because whey protein is considered the best source for muscle synthesis, but lately collagen has been taking over for its’ hair and skin benefits.

Make sure to select supplements that have been third-party tested. This means that an unrelated, third-party organization performs product testing to confirm that the actual contents of the supplement product match what is on the label

What Protein Powders Do You Recommend?

Here are a few third-party tested protein powders with minimal ingredients:

NOW Sports Whey Protein Isolate
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein

What If I Don’t Like Protein Powder?

As someone who doesn’t drink protein powder that often, I tried to make a non-protein powder version of this recipe. Greek yogurt, which provides 14 grams of protein per 1/2 cup, was used – but I found it just tasted too tangy.

You are welcome to give it a try, but you may need to add a little water if the shake seems too thick.

When Should I Drink This Protein Shakes?

This Oreo protein shake is ideal for a high protein snack or dessert. I don’t recommend it as a replacement for a meal, unless served with a side of fruits and/or vegetables.

Two Oreo protein shakes in large clear glasses topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreo crumbs.

The Best Oreo Protein Shake {Healthy and Easy}

Alex Evink, MS, RD
An Oreo protein shake that tastes similar to a milkshake but without all the calories and sugar! It's creamy, thick and packed with Oreo flavor. Try this for a healthier snack or dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 1 serving
Calories 334 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 Oreo sandwich cookies, plus more for garnish
  • 1 scoop vanilla, chocolate, or unflavored protein powder
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used skim milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Top with whipped cream and crushed Oreos. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe makes one 12-14 ounces serving. 
If using unflavored protein powder, you could try adding a little vanilla extract for flavor. 
Nutritional information is just an estimation, and individual ingredients and preparation may cause slight discrepancies. Calculated with 4 Oreos, and a tablespoon of whipped cream (no chia seeds). 
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35.5g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19.5g  
Protein 28.7g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 1%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 370mg 8%
Keyword protein dessert shake


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