Here are my top 20 protein smoothie recipes perfect for quick morning breakfasts, after-school snacks, or for refueling after a workout.
It’s important that we get enough protein in our diets to support our muscles. Protein also helps support our bones, metabolism, and helps reduce late-night snack cravings. It can even lower blood pressure and help you recover after an injury! Wow – with all those positives there’s no shortage of reason to increase your protein intake.
Protein will help you stay full for longer so you don’t have to worry about craving snacks before lunch. My recipes are also naturally sweet and have a lot of nutrients that your body needs to function at it’s highest potential.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I have to use a blender?
Sort of, yes. Most of these recipes contain ingredients that require pretty significant mashing in order to be drinkable through a straw! That said, a blender, food processor, or immersion blender also works great!
Some of my favorite protein options are plain yogurt, milk, chia seeds, nut butters, and flax seeds. Protein powder options are pretty endless nowadays too but feel free to use any combination of whole foods for a healthy drink.
What makes a smoothie healthy?
Make sure you have a combination of healthy fats and carbs and protein. Color is important because the pigment of a fruit or veggie are where the phytochemicals live which provide health benefits. Fruits with skin and seeds (like berries) are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants making them very healthy ingredients in a smoothie.
There is no shortage of flavor and variety, so dust off that blender and enjoy my favorite 20 protein smoothies! Which will you be trying first?
Your straw is waiting.
Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie
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Transform your favorite frozen blended coffee drink into a thick and creamy protein smoothie. This healthy breakfast recipe is naturally gluten free and full of nutrients.
Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.