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Dairy Free Snickerdoodle Protein Shake (Gluten Free)

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Indulge in “cookies” for breakfast or after a workout with our dairy free snickerdoodle protein shake! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and high in protein so you can start your day with healthy fats and a delicious protein boost.

Disclosure: this post was originally sponsored by Silk but was recently re-written. All opinions are my own.
A Snickerdoodle Cookie Smoothie served with a red and white striped straw.

If you have a sweet tooth but want something a bit healthier to meet your healthy eating goals, make our snickerdoodle protein shake! It’s completely dairy free, gluten free, and peanut free.

We’re revisiting this older recipe from 2013, back when my blog was just a “baby”. The recipe is still amazing, so I wanted to give the post a refresh and rewrite.

So if you want to have a healthier snickerdoodle “cookie” for breakfast or anytime, mix up this yummy protein shake!

Food allergy notes:

  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Peanut free

Why you’ll love this protein shake

Our dairy free snickerdoodle protein smoothie is packed with protein, a little bit of fiber, healthy fats, and fruit-based sugar from dates.

Depending on the type of protein powder you use, this can be thick like a milk shake and only tastes like an indulgent cookie!

I used oat milk in my re-make of this recipe, you can use just about any dairy free milk you prefer. If you’re watching your calorie intake, you can use lower-calorie unsweetened almond milk. One of my favorites is the Blue Diamond unsweetened almond coconut milk which is just 40 calories per 8-ounce serving.

Rather than using peanut butter in this shake, I opted for Sunbutter since my kids have peanut allergies. But you can use almond butter or cashew butter in this recipe as well if you prefer those.

A glass with a snickerdoodle smoothie with cinnamon on top.

What kind of protein powders can I use in this recipe?

When I originally wrote this recipe, I was using the SunWarrior vanilla brown rice protein powder. My body can’t do brown rice protein anymore (like most of the other protein powders I used to use regularly…), so when I remade this recipe I used some unflavored collagen powder and added vanilla to the shake.

Collagen powder of course isn’t vegan if you’re looking for that, but it’s a great option for people who can’t have dairy and who also have multiple other food allergies as well, such as soy, peas, eggs, etc.

And if you can’t have beef due to alpha-gal or other reasons, there is a marine collagen powder option as well.

Here are some good options for different types and brands of dairy free protein powder you can use in this recipe. The ones I list below are also soy free (check labels for cross contamination for soy) and are reputable, well established, and high quality brands.

The ones listed below are also free of artificial sweeteners as well.

Vegan dairy free protein options (most of these include pea protein and brown rice protein):

Non-vegan dairy free protein options:

a glass of snickerdoodle protein shake with a red striped straw.

Can I skip the flavorings in this snickerdoodle shake?

I added just a few drops of McCormick cake batter extract to this shake to add a little more cookie flavor to it, but this is optional and you can skip it if you don’t want to add anything besides vanilla.

When I re-wrote this post and recipe, I switched from using butter extract that I had originally written in the recipe to cake batter extract. The McCormick butter extract used to be imitation but they may have changed their recipe since it’s now listed as being made with natural flavors, including actual butter flavor.

The McCormick cake batter extract is noted as vegan by the McCormick company in customer Q&As on Amazon and on their site as well as, so it does not have real dairy in that flavoring.

A bit of almond extract would also be a good replacement for the cake batter extract if you wanted something a bit different as well!

A little history about this recipe

I originally published this recipe on January 15, 2013, as one of the first sponsored posts I ever did on my websites. The recipe is still up on the Silk website. I like to re-write some of my old posts but also don’t want to lose some of the history of my website either.

I enjoy looking back sometimes and seeing how far I’ve come in this blogging journey.

Here’s the original photo of my recipe as well, my photography sure has come a long way, too 😂

You can have "cookies" for breakfast with this Snickerdoodle Cookie Smoothie! It's gluten free, vegan, and high in protein so you can start your day with a delicious protein boost! - @TheFitCookie #glutenfree #paleo

Fun fact: during my early years of blogging, I had 2 separate websites: one for food (this one) and one for fitness (Fit Betty). I eventually merged my 2 sites into this one, and that’s why you’ll occasionally see FitBetty written on some of our old photos.

Check out some of our other high protein recipes!

A Snickerdoodle Cookie Smoothie served with a red and white striped straw.

Dairy Free Snickerdoodle Protein Shake (Gluten Free)

Indulge in "cookies" for breakfast or after a workout with our dairy free snickerdoodle protein shake! It's gluten free, dairy free, and high in protein so you can start your day with healthy fats and a delicious protein boost.
Gluten free, dairy free, peanut free, vegan
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Course: Shakes & Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie protein shake, dairy free protein shake, snickerdoodle smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 347kcal



  • Add all ingredients into a blender and process well until smooth. Enjoy!



*Any vanilla protein powder should work here, including collagen powder. You can also add more protein powder to this shake if you want it thicker or higher in protein. 
If you want a thicker shake, you can add in some ice cubes or slices of frozen banana instead of the dates. 


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1mg
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17 thoughts on “Dairy Free Snickerdoodle Protein Shake (Gluten Free)”

  1. Thanks for letting me know, Cat! They didn’t link back to my page and they used my photo without permission so I am going to have a chat with them I think. Thank you so much for keeping an eye out 🙂

  2. Only problem is the Silk Almond milk. Silk is owned by Dean Foods…..one of or perhaps the biggest dairy producer in the country. If you’ve vegan for ethical reasons, you wouldn’t want to buy Silk products.

    Otherwise………sounds yummy! Snickerdoodles have always been one of my favorite cookies.

    • Hi Madeleine! I am actually not vegan, but I label appropriate recipes vegan so people can find them. I have lots of food allergies so dairy and eggs are out of my diet, but I am a meat eater 🙂 Thank you for mentioning this for others to consider.

  3. I actually think I’d take this smoothie over a snickerdoodle cookie! Looks amazing – can’t wait to make it!

  4. This smoothie looks like perfection! Anything with snickerdoodle in it is automatically a winner, but the ingredients look awesome too!

  5. Okay seriously!!!! I wish more people knew how to be creative like you, so then they wouldn’t head to Hagaan-Daz and get a Mint Chip Dazzler (yeah, I used to pound those when I was younger, lol)! This little recipe of yours sounds like it could put Hagaan-Daz out of business!! 😉

  6. I’m so down for cookies. Anytime. All day. Every day. 😉 This looks and SOUNDS amazing. NOM NOM NOM I’l already drooling.


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