Dessert/ Sides and Sauces

High Protein {Gluten Free} Fruit Dip

Deliciously easy, protein packed gluten free fruit dip!Protein Fruit Dip

 All photos courtesy of Cricket Plunkett, Cricket’s Confections

Cricket’s Confections

Crickets ConfectionsI am so excited to have Cricket, from Cricket’s Confections guest posting today on My Gluten Free Miami. Cricket makes tasty recipes that are gluten free and healthy! She has a degree in baking and pastry from the Culinary Institute of America. Be sure to check her out on her site: Cricket’s Confections! 

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Meanwhile, enjoy this tasty Protein Packed Gluten Free Fruit Dip that she created, just for you!

Yummy Gluten Free Fruit Dip

I don’t know about you but I love dips all of kinds; hummus, tzatziki, my curried mango yogurt dipBut I also love sweet dips! There is something so fun about serving fruit and dip for dessert, and it’s such an easy party food.

Protein packed #glutenfree fruit dip you won't feel guilty about eating! Share on X

Most dessert dips are filled with sugar (as are most desserts, let’s be real.) But, I decided to make a healthier one. When I’m eating fresh fruit I don’t want to ruin all that natural flavor with processed sugar. Since I was already getting rid of the sugar, I thought I might as well add some protein as well!

 Protein Fruit Dip

The Secret Ingredients!

To get all protein in this tasty dip I used a combination of cottage cheese and protein powder. My favorite protein powder is the Rainbow Light brand. I used their vanilla powder, it’s got a great custardy flavor but without any added sugar. You could definitely use another brand, just make sure it’s a low sugar option so the dip stays healthy.

The creamy vanilla flavor of this dip pairs with so many things. I love to dip berries in it, particularly strawberries. It gives you an that comforting strawberries and cream flavor. You can also use this fruit dip to drizzle on baked goods like coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. Or you can just lick it right off the spoon, you really can’t go wrong!

Thanks Cricket for this awesome recipe!

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High Protein {Gluten Free} Fruit Dip


  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Cottage Cheese
  • ½ Cup Milk


  • Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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  • Reply
    July 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

    That looks really good! I need to give it a try.

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    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
    June 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    What a delicious way to get some extra protein! Perfect for kids who don’t like meat.

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      July 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      It would be! Hadn’t thought of that!

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    Sandi (@fearless_dining)
    June 27, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    What a fun dip for kids…mine always need to get more protein.

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    Elle @ Only Taste Matters
    June 26, 2016 at 2:17 am

    So perfect for entertaining! Love it!

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    Kaila (GF Life 24/7)
    June 25, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I’d never considered a eating my fruit with a dip, but what a nice idea. Sounds tasty!

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    Gluten Free With Emily
    June 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Looks like a yummy treat!

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    June 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    This is such a good idea to pack a dip with protein. I always eat too much dip, so making it nutritious eliminates the guilt

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      June 25, 2016 at 10:02 am

      I’m a dip eater too..I need them to be healthy so I can eat all I want!

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    June 23, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Sounds great and I love that it’s so healthy!

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    June 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I love high protein because it keeps you fuller longer.

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    June 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    LOVE dipping sauces- thanks!

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    June 21, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I love recipes that use cottage cheese…it’s such an easy way to up the protien and it’s so adaptable!

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      June 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      I didn’t used to be a fan, but lately it has grown on me!

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    June 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this – it’s perfect for my clean eating plan!!

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    June 21, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I have used cottage cheese in dips before, but never in a fruit dip. It’s very intriguing and definitely a win for being healthy. There has to be quite a bit of protein in this, which is awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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      June 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      It’s new to me as well, but it works!

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    June 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

    YUM! Vanilla and strawberries are a great mix.

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      June 21, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I agree, perfect combo!

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    amanda -runtothefinish
    June 20, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    so said I didn’ t know about you when I lived in Miami!! Perfect summer treat!

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      June 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      It is a great summer treat!

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    Kelly @ TastingPage
    June 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I love dips too and love that you made this one so healthy and tasty!

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      June 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Cricket did a great job coming up with a dip that was delicious and healthy!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    June 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    What a nice little dip!

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