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.
And with these delicious smoothie recipes, I’ve made it even easier for you to do so. The Cherry Chocolate Protein Smoothie has a whopping 26.8g! The Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie has even more and tops out at 35.5g of protein.
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:
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.
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.