Blueberry Maple Protein Shake

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Tall glass of our Blueberry Maple Protein Shake recipe topped with fresh blueberries

For a while now I’ve been seeing the blueberry maple flavor combination pop up, and every time I do I start to salivate immediately. Cakes, syrups, pancakes – it makes sense. The two just seem to be meant together much like peanut butter and basil (trust me, I know what I’m doing.)

Top down shot of a glass of our Blueberry Maple Protein Shake recipe

But being the simplicity-obsessed person than I am, I knew I wanted to make a blueberry-maple recipe that was a bit less involved. Call it lazy, I call it uncomplicated. And since I have a protein shake most mornings on my walk to work, I thought it the perfect opportunity to put a creative spin on one of my favorite breakfasts.

Glass of our Blueberry Maple Protein Shake recipe for a simple breakfast

Blueberry and maple are a perfect summer flavor combination, and when thrown into an ice-creamy health drink, the pairing tastes all the better. You can make this recipe vegan-friendly by opting for a non-dairy milk or yogurt base and protein powder. You can also throw in a big handful of spinach without it affecting the taste at all, which makes it even more of a well-balanced meal.

Top down shot of a Blueberry Maple Protein Shake with three blueberries on top

Blueberry Maple Protein Shake

This simple recipe requires less than 10 and comes together in about 5 minutes. It's the perfect portable breakfast that provides a full serving of fruit and plenty of protein.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Shot of the top of a glass of our Blueberry Maple Protein Shake topped with fresh blueberries
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (shake)
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan (optional), Vegetarian
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 1 Day

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese or low-fat yogurt (I use a mix of the two)*
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp flaxseed meal
  • Sweetener of choice (to taste)
  • 10-15 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Place all of your ingredients in a blender and mix until well combined. If it appears too runny, add more ice. If it's too thick, add more water. Add more sweetener or extract at the end if the flavor isn't strong enough for your taste.

Notes

*Use a non-dairy yogurt or milk for the base and a non-dairy protein powder to easily make this recipe vegan-friendly.
*I add a handful of raw spinach to mine for extra veggies without any change in flavor.
*Questions about substitutions, equipment, or troubleshooting? Check out our Recipe FAQ page.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 shake Calories: 230 Carbohydrates: 18 g Protein: 27.5 g Fat: 5 g Saturated Fat: 1.9 g Fiber: 3.1 g Sugar: 9 g

Glass of our Blueberry Maple Protein Shake with blueberries on top

This recipe was exactly what I was hoping for out of my blueberry and maple combination. Refreshing, perfectly sweet, and adequately maple-y. I think this is love.

Enjoy,
Dana

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  1. Liam McFadden says

    Made this yesterday after drinking various versions of protein drinks and i have to say this one taste really good. I changed it to include dairy free yoghurt instead of yoghurt or cheese and i really enjoy it. Thanks for putting it online.

  2. LeighAnne says

    I can’t do dairy and dairy free yogurt would up the carb SO much. Any idea on how this would be if I added more cashew/almond milk instead?

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think that would be fine! But just to clarify, coconut yogurt is not high in carbs and would be delicious here.

  3. April says

    I still haven’t quite mastered xanthan gum, I always try to add sparingly and the shake ends up with a mouthfeel that is…well, gummy. Love this recipe though.

  4. marcie says

    Thanks for the great protein shake recipe… it was delightfully tasty!! I used your recipe plus two handfuls of spinach, 2 tsp chia seeds, tsp maple syrup, flaxseed and vega sport protein powder. You’re right, you can’t even taste the spinach! Yayyy :)

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  6. Rhonda l says

    I m untreated in making the blueberry and maple shake recipe but I was curious if can Maple. Syrup can can be used? ? And Do it HAVE to add the flaxseed? ? I’m only asking because I don’t have any in my house at the moment please lemme know thank you rhonda in az

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Rachel, xanthan gum is a natural thickener and helps make the shake more creamy, but you could also sub chia seeds for a similar effect and more health benefits. Hope that helps!

  7. Barbara says

    Im new to your site from Iowa Girl. Could you speak to protein powders for us who have never used them. I’d love to find one that does not alter the taste and is not chalky in texture. Thank you!

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Barbara, there are so many protein powders out there it’s kind of overwhelming. The only one I’ve tried with any luck is MRM whey in rich vanilla, and the taste/texture/nutrition are spot on. The main concerns with protein powders are added sugar (you wanna keep sugar low), artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame (which you want to avoid), and ensuring they’re as natural as possible. Get a non-gmo/organic brand if you can. The flavor preference is then left up to you! Hope that helps.

  8. melissa says

    I absolutely LOVED this shake! I subbed the cottage cheese for blueberry greek yogurt as it was what I had on hand and it was great! Thanks so much for sharing =)

  9. Megan Davis says

    I love your website! I stumbled upon your Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes on Pintrest. Everything looks delicious :)