Smoothies have so many uses. They can be a meal alternative to help boost weight loss and save you time, a way to increase protein intake or even just a quick snack.
The high protein smoothie recipes in this list are perfect for all of those uses. The recipes feature a variety of different flavor combinations, including some that are common and others that are a little more unusual.
Regardless of whether you want something simple or complex, you’re likely to find at least a few new smoothies to try out.
Mango Berry Protein Smoothie
This Mango Berry Protein Smoothie has so much going for it. It might look like a plain berry smoothie, but appearances can be deceiving. The inclusion of mango in the recipe completely changes the flavor profile making it much more interesting. The smoothie is bound to be a hit for people of all ages.
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Protein Smoothie
Once again, this Vegan Chocolate Avocado Protein Smoothie is more complex than the image suggests. I’m not just talking about the avocado either. There are a couple of less common ingredients that are good for you. Like most smoothies, the drink is easy to prepare – just measure all of the ingredients into your blender and mix well.
Very Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie
Chocolate and berries always combine well, as this Very Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie shows. The recipe is a great balance of healthy ingredients and flavor, offering a fast and easy way to get the nutrients that you need. It relies on almond milk as the base and you can easily make the recipe vegan by simply using vegan protein powder.
Vegan Pina Colada Protein Smoothie
How can you go past this Vegan Pina Colada Protein Smoothie? The recipe offers you all the flavors of a pina colada in a healthy and creamy vegan smoothie. For this smoothie, the protein powder of choice is a coconut. No need to stress if you don’t have that product– any other vegan protein powder will work too.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake
Chocolate and peanut butter is another popular flavor combination to try, and this Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake completely delivers on the concept. This isn’t your typical chocolate peanut butter shake either. There are a few interesting twists, including the use of two different superfood ingredients. You’ll have to check out the recipe to find out what those are.
Vegan Raspberry Mango Protein Smoothie
If you’re wanting a less common flavor combination, what about this Vegan Raspberry Mango Protein Smoothie? This recipe combines the flavors of mango, raspberry and vanilla, which all perfectly complement one another. The end result is a not-too-sweet smoothie that will keep you satisfied.
Intense Workout High Protein Smoothie
What I love about this Intense Workout High Protein Smoothie is how the focus is on the nutritional benefits, rather than the flavor. The recipe includes various ingredients that help boost your health and are perfect for anyone who works out regularly. Your drink will still taste great, don’t worry about that. It’s just that some smoothies end up relatively low in nutrition because the emphasis is on flavor first.
5 Minute Paleo Protein Smoothie
The bright colors of this 5 Minute Paleo Protein Smoothie are simply amazing. As the image suggests, you end up with a very thick smoothie, which can be eaten as a smoothie bowl. Bowls like this are fantastic, as they force you to slow down when you consume the smoothie. That’s good for keeping you satisfied too.
If smoothie bowls aren’t your thing, no problem. Just add a little extra milk or water until you get the consistency that you’re looking for.
Chai Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
This Chai Pumpkin Protein Smoothie shows that you can still have a high protein smoothie, without relying on any protein powders. Don’t get me wrong, protein powders are fantastic. Still, they are somewhat processed and you mightn’t always have protein powder at hand. Besides, this is a pumpkin-focused smoothie, which is never a bad thing.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake
This Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake is another shake that doesn’t rely on protein powder. Despite this, it manages to taste fantastic and has more than 20 grams of protein per serving. I love the choice of ingredients too. The smoothie is packed full of nutrition and powerful plant-based compounds that can help promote your health.
Dope Acai Protein Smoothie
This Dope Acai Protein Smoothie is more unusual than it first seems. At face value, it looks like a typical acai protein smoothie, but there are some less common extra ingredients. I’m not going to spoil the surprise for you, you’ll need to check out the recipe for yourself to see what makes the smoothie so great. I’ll give you a hint though – the recipe contains plenty of nutrients.
Coffee Lovers Protein Shake
Recipes like this Coffee Lovers Protein Shake are always so good. After all, protein smoothies often end up being a replacement for breakfast – and most of us have a coffee first thing in the morning anyway. So, why not get your protein and your coffee from the same drink? Not only does this smoothie manage to be high in protein, but it’s low in sugar too.
Skinny Banana Split Protein Smoothie
This Skinny Banana Split Protein Smoothie is designed with health in mind. It is relatively low in calories, while still packing a significant nutritional punch. Some of the protein does come from protein powder (you can choose which one), but there are also almonds and Greek yogurt. Those both contribute to the protein content too.
Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
This Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie is a simple recipe, but one that is bound to make you smile. It only uses four ingredients – and you already know two of them from the title alone. I love the idea of combining strawberries and peanut butter. It isn’t the most common flavor combination, but it’s one that would work well. The peanut butter also helps make sure that the smoothie doesn’t end up being excessively sweet.
High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Recipes like this High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie always work well, as you’re getting the health benefits of leafy greens while masking their flavor. This type of smoothie is particularly good for kids or teenagers, who might be unwilling to drink a green smoothie. Plenty of adults prefer this approach as well.
Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie
The flavor combination with this Blueberry Avocado Protein Smoothie is fantastic. But, what I like the most is all of the information that is included in the recipe. Ashley provides various details about ways to make sure you end up with the perfect smoothie, regardless of your sweetness preferences. She also links to some of her other smoothies that sound fascinating, like a zucchini bread smoothie.
Chocolate Nut Banana Protein Smoothie
Doesn’t this Chocolate Nut Banana Protein Smoothie simply look amazing? The recipe is a perfect choice instead of breakfast or just when you need energy later in the day. The recipe is easy to prepare whenever you tend to make it. With 22 grams of protein per serving, the smoothie is certain to keep you satisfied.
Easy Banana Spinach Protein Smoothie
What about this Easy Banana Spinach Protein Smoothie first thing in the morning? This isn’t your typical green smoothie either. The spinach helps to give the drink a nice light green color, but you can’t actually taste the spinach. The almond butter and banana mask that flavor entirely. Anna also highlights a cool way to prepare and freeze the entire smoothie beforehand. That’s an effective way to save time in the morning.
Protein-Packed Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Combining peanut butter and protein in a smoothie isn’t an unusual idea – but this Protein-Packed Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie gets the balance absolutely perfect. I also love the way that you can vary the ingredients based on your needs and personal preferences. Plus, you can make this with any chocolate protein powder, allowing you to choose whatever brand you prefer.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Speaking of chocolate and peanut butter, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie is another example of the style. It’s an incredibly popular recipe, with more than seven thousand shares on Pinterest! There are only five total ingredients in the recipe (six if you use cacao nibs for a garnish), but each ingredient has health advantages. I recommend trying the recipe exactly as it’s written to get the best possible outcomes.
Almond Joy Protein Shake
This Almond Joy Protein Shake offers another popular flavor combination to try. The smoothie is a great way to satisfy any cravings for sweetness, but it doesn’t go overboard either. Instead, you end up with a filling smoothie that will keep you going. You can easily tweak the recipe so that it matches your preferred level of sweetness.
Green Vegan Protein Smoothie
The site Root and Revel focuses on the balance between food that is good and food that is good for you. That tagline perfectly describes this Green Vegan Protein Smoothie as well. The combination of ingredients means that the smoothie tastes fantastic while offering a significant health boost. I love the use of chia seeds and hemp seeds as a garnish, although you could skip that step if you wanted to.
Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
The low carb focus is one of the main selling points of this Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie – but it looks fantastic too. The smoothie is also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and vegan, so it suits many different diet types. Samantha states that the smoothie tastes like a chocolate chip cookie. That sounds like reason enough to give it a try.
The Husband Protein Smoothie
The Husband Protein Smoothie is an interesting choice of name, but honestly, why not? The idea is that the smoothie needed to be substantial to satisfy Maryea’s husband, without the use of protein powders. The end result is impressive. The smoothie is packed with fruits and vegetables, along with more than 20 grams of protein.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
While there are many recipes with similar flavors, what I love about this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie is the smoothness. The recipe is also intentionally high in calories. This makes it great if you need to add calories into your diet for any reason, like if you’re very active or if you have a medical condition. The ingredients are very healthy too, so the smoothie is still good for you, despite the calorie content.
Almond Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
This Almond Butter Banana Protein Smoothie is a perfect choice if you want a slightly different combination of flavors. I personally prefer the flavor of almond butter over peanut butter anyway. The recipe is very simple, so you don’t need to have any unusual ingredients in your cupboard. Krysten also discusses an alternative protein source for anyone who doesn’t want to use protein powder.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
This Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake is a perfect recipe to try for the fall. It has all the flavors of a pumpkin pie but is considerably easier to make. The consistency is closer to a shake than a smoothie, which isn’t a bad thing at all. In the end, you still have a healthy cold drink that offers a protein boost and plenty of healthy nutrients.
Blueberry Zucchini Protein Smoothie
While this Blueberry Zucchini Protein Smoothie might sound a little odd, the combination of ingredients works extremely well. Monique calls the frozen zucchini a miracle ingredient for smoothies. The vegetable is an effective way to make the smoothie creamy without dramatically changing the taste. Many other recipes use banana. While banana works too, it adds a distinctive flavor that isn’t always desirable.
Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie
This Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie offers an ideal balance of flavor and health benefits. As Blair points out, green smoothies may sometimes be ‘cleaner’ and offer more nutrients – but that’s not relevant if no one is going to drink them. A smoothie like this one will be enjoyed by adults and children alike, making it a winner.
Banana Protein Shake
Check out this Banana Protein Shake if you’re looking for a relatively simple protein shake that tastes fantastic. The recipe takes full advantage of the flavor of bananas, rather than including it as one of multiple flavors. As is often the case, you can use frozen or fresh bananas. Frozen bananas are best, as they create a thicker and creamier shake.
Espresso Protein Shake
This Espresso Protein Shake is a perfect choice for any coffee lovers out there. The flavor and texture combination is very similar to frozen coffee drinks that you’ll often find at coffee shops, except that this version is lower in sugar and much better for you. Like the other entries on this list, the smoothie is also high in protein, so it will help to keep you full.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Don’t you just love how elegantly this Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie is presented? The glass size seems like a fun way to serve the smoothie as a protein-packed snack. Of course, you might want a larger glass if you plan to use the smoothie as a meal replacement. Either way, you’ll love the balance of flavors.
The Best Tasting Green Protein Smoothie Ever
Calling this The Best Tasting Green Protein Smoothie Ever pretty much says it all. The richness and creaminess of the smoothie are particularly appealing factors. This means that you don’t feel like you’re drinking something laden with veggies (even though you totally are). The amount of protein per serving will change depending on the protein powder you use – but you’re getting plenty of protein either way.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
This Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie was simply too good to ignore. It has the familiar focus on chocolate and peanut butter, although this time the emphasis is on dark chocolate. This creates a smoothie that is a little less sweet and is somehow more elegant as well. You can choose the consistency too, just vary how much ice you add.
Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie
This Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie looks so good, doesn’t it? Blueberries are a particularly appealing fruit. Not only are they full of flavor, but they’re a key source of antioxidants too. The smoothie is a winner when it comes to protein too. One serving contains more than 20 grams of protein. That’s without protein powder! If you felt like adding protein powder, you’d increase the protein content even more.
Chocolate Berry Green Protein Smoothie
This Chocolate Berry Green Protein Smoothie includes plenty of different flavors, which is a good thing. With complex smoothies like this, you’ll find that no single flavor dominates. Instead, you get to experience an interesting mixture of the different flavors. Besides, combining chocolate and berries always works well.
Coffee Protein Smoothie
I’m a fan of coffee, so it’s only fitting to end the list with this Coffee Protein Smoothie. As Brita mentions, drinking coffee and a smoothie in the morning often isn’t viable, especially if you’re short on time. Combining both into one drink is a win-win. Besides, coffee is appealing regardless of the time of day.
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