To help you get your proper protein requirements in here are 12 delicious high protein smoothie recipes that are easy to make and packed with energy.
They will help you maintain toned muscles and cut down on the fat.
These drinks can be made right in the comfort of your own kitchen and all you’ll need is a trusty blender to mash up all the ingredients to the consistency you like.
They’re ready to drink.
High Protein Smoothie Recipes for Work and the Gym
1. Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie
This is a healthy smoothie that’s loaded with protein to help you get going in the gym or when you’re out running.
Courtesy of Heather over at Divas Run for Bling, we have this very tasty, easy to make workout drink.
You can, of course, make one for snack time if you want.
This protein smoothie comes with peanut butter as well as almond milk for your protein fill.
Plus, for good measure, 1 extra scoop of protein powder.
This is something you can quickly make before your workouts. Or, as you rush out the door in the morning.
All you need to do is dump all the ingredients and let the blender do the rest.
2. Orange Dream Mango Protein Smoothie Recipe
When they’re in season, mangoes are great to enjoy.
This is because they are they deliciously refreshing.
Plus, they’re also loaded with vitamins A and C. Together, these vitamins to help ward off those age-related issues and diseases.
This is a super quick protein smoothie recipe.
It is a 2 minute smoothie that combines a cup of frozen mangoes along with almond milk. Ashley, over at A Lady Goes West, uses almond milk but mentions that you can opt to use any type of milk you wish.
A nice thing about this recipe is that you can also choose to put whatever other ingredients you want. You will want to limit the darker colored fruits and vegetables though as those will overpower the yellow color of the drink.
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Aren’t a fan of adding protein powder in your drink?
You can still have something that’s high in protein. This recipe will give you the energy and muscle building effects.
Jessica at Smart Nutrition has a choco peanut butter smoothie that uses Greek yogurt, milk and peanut butter to provide 19 grams of protein.
This way you don’t need to deal with powdered protein mixes that come in a jar.
Plus, this is a nice cold beverage you can enjoy for breakfast or during mid-afternoons.
4. Oreo Protein Milkshake
If you’re like me and my kids, this one’s for you. I mean, who doesn’t love Oreos?
This one looks so pretty not to mention tastes delicious. And all it takes is 5 minutes to make.
The original recipe from our friends over at Spoons of Grace calls for a scoop of protein powder (vanilla flavor). This will give you that high protein content in the smoothie.
For those who don’t like adding protein powder to their drinks, the good news is that it’s optional, so you can do without it. You do still get some protein, thanks to the cottage cheese.
5. That Protein Mango And Cashew Smoothie
Want to get some greens into your drink? Here’s a good way to do it.
This mango and cashew smoothie from Tom at The Fitness Mad Foodie, lets you add a nice handful of spinach to give you the extra dietary fiber along with vitamins A, B & C, as well as nutrients like iron and magnesium.
Aside from the greens, you also get your fill of fruits as it calls for a mango and banana as well.
6. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
Chocolate chip lovers will love this one.
It is high in protein and good for your digestive system. This smoothie recipe is from Nicole at Foodie Loves Fitness.
And, it combines the benefits of dark chocolate with Greek yogurt and bananas.
The ingredients also call for blood sugar lowering cinnamon along with some almond milk.
This is basically a chocolate drink as the recipe uses chocolate almond milk, the same flavor protein powder and also the chocolate chips.
If you love chocolate like we do, you’ll enjoy making and drinking this.
7. Avocado Berry Smoothie
For anyone who loves the silky texture of avocados, this is an antioxidant-loaded protein drink that you should try.
This recipe comes to us from Healthy Eats for All. We love that it is also free of cholesterol. Plus, the smoothie is loaded with nutrients.
Along with the avocado, the frozen berries give you close to 7 grams of fiber with each glass.
It also offers up more than 100% of your daily allowance of vitamin A and C.
Meanwhile, serving up over a quarter of the recommended daily calcium intake.
8. Flavors of Spring Green Smoothie
Jill at Jill Conyers gives us this refreshing drink that uses the different in season fruits and vegetables during the spring.
It’s got the antioxidants from the chia seeds as well as the strawberries while giving us the fiber and vitamins from the greens.
The recipe calls for unsweetened cashew milk, which we honestly were quite excited to try.
Of course, you can use your favorite kind of milk be it whole milk, or skim if you’re on a diet.
You can also opt for non-dairy choices like soy or almond milk if you wish, as the recipes gives you the choice to do so.
9. Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie
This drink is very easy to make. It has all of 4 ingredients that happen to be fruits or vegetables.
The ingredients, along with some water and a blender give you a healthy green smoothie drink that you can enjoy.
This recipe comes from our friends over at Simple Green Smoothies.
It is something you can enjoy even during the warm summer afternoons and still feel refreshed.
The banana, pineapple, mango, and spinach offer all the vitamins you’ll need and more for the day. So there’s no worrying about not getting enough of them thanks to this refreshing drink.
10. Pumpkin Pear Protein Smoothie
You don’t hear pumpkin and pear in the same sentence often. Especially when it comes to food and recipes.
However, Heather at Kiss My Broccoli gives us a taste of what those 2 ingredients are like when combined. And, it tastes great.
Like its 2 main ingredients, this isn’t your traditional protein smoothie. It’s got nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and a few other ingredients that you won’t see too often as far as cold smoothies are concerned.
11. Super Power Smoothie Bowl
Try enjoying your smoothie another way… in a bowl.
This is what Angela at Happy Fit Mama has done with her Super Power Smoothie Bowl recipe.
The concept is simple, why not enjoy your favorite toppings over your smoothie?
It takes a 2 step process where you add all the ingredients for the smoothie into the blender, and make a regular drink by blending them till the consistency you like.
But instead of pouring it into a glass or your travel mug, you pour it out into a bowl. That way you can add your favorite toppings to make it even more nutritious.
12. Peanut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
This is a healthy breakfast treat that will not only keep you satisfied but also stave away any hunger pangs for a while.
Not only loaded with protein, it is also loaded with fiber. This makes it a good option if you’ve been short in getting fiber into your diet.
Erica, over at Let Why Lead, also includes a not so traditional ingredient in the form of oats.
This is one way you can enjoy the benefits of oats if you don’t particularly like its chew or taste.