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20 Protein Smoothie Recipes

Here are my top 20 protein smoothie recipes perfect for quick morning breakfasts, after-school snacks, or for refueling after a workout.

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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.

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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.

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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!

What if I don’t like fruit?

There are quite a few of these recipes that actually have no fruit or just don’t taste fruity, such as the Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie or the Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie.

What sources of protein do you recommend?

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.

Liz Drinking 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

4.25 stars average
5 minutes
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. 
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High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

4.4 stars average
5 minutes
This high protein powerhouse blueberry kale smoothie is full of antioxidants and plenty of protein to keep you full and satisfied until your next meal.
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Vegan Strawberry Protein Smoothie

4.84 stars average
5 minutes
This protein-packed, thick and creamy vegan strawberry smoothie is made with juicy berries, coconut milk and a splash of vanilla.
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Creamy Strawberry Smoothie that is vegan

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

5 stars average
5 minutes
This thick and creamy chocolate peanut butter smoothie is packed with protein and naturally low carb. The ultimate healthy breakfast, snack or dessert!
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Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

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5 minutes
This thick and creamy strawberry banana smoothie is naturally sweetened, kid-friendly and great for busy mornings on-the-go!
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Breakfast Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

4.78 stars average
5 minutes
This thick and creamy chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie is packed with over 26 gras of protein per serving!
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Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Orange Protein Smoothie

4.34 stars average
5 minutes
This creamy, protein-packed smoothie is made with rich dark chocolate, juicy orange, and a pinch of cinnamon.
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Chocolate Orange Protein smoothie

Peach Protein Smoothie

5 stars
5 minutes
This thick and creamy peach protein smoothie tastes like summer in a glass. 
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Peach Protein Smoothie Recipe

Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie

4.3 stars average
5 minutes
This thick and creamy breakfast smoothie is made with cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and instant espresso powder to create the ultimate protein-packed cafe mocha smoothie recipe.
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Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie - a healthy breakfast recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

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5 minutes
A portable, gluten free version of your favorite sandwich, this PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with protein and whole grains to give you lasting energy.
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PB and J Oatmeal Smoothie a healthy breakfast recipe in a glass

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

4.67 stars average
5 minutes
A protein-packed, thick and creamy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!
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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie

3.89 stars average
5 minutes
This rich and creamy green smoothie is made with apple, banana, ginger, avocado and spinach. Packed with 23 grams of protein per serving, this breakfast on-the-go will keep you satisfied for hours!
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Mango Ginger Green Smoothie Recipe for Breakfast

Piña Colada Protein Smoothie

4 stars average
5 minutes
This protein-packed tropical smoothie recipe is made with juicy pineapple, creamy coconut milk and ripe banana. 
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Tropical Protein Smoothie Breakfast Recipe

Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

4.45 stars average
5 minutes
This vibrant apple ginger green smoothie is full of fresh flavors and has plenty of protein to give you lasting energy all day long.
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Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie

5 stars average
4 minutes
This thick and creamy smoothie recipe is protein packed and made with sweet apples, creamy peanut butter and a pinch of cinnamon.
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Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

4.8 stars average
5 minutes
Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy.
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Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

Best Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

4.43 stars average
5 minutes
This Apple Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe is the ultimate healthy drink recipe for fall – ideal for breakfast, a snack or dessert!
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Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie

4.75 stars average
5 minutes
Thick, creamy and protein-packed, you are going to love this naturally sweetened Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie!
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Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

4.82 stars average
5 minutes
Chia seeds are packed in protein and add crunchy texture to this fresh and tasty smoothie.
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Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

4.23 stars average
5 minutes
This thick and creamy protein-packed chocolate banana smoothie is filled with nutrients to give you long-lasting energy all day long.
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Liz DellaCroce

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.

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