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33 High-Protein Smoothie Recipes Everyone Should Try

Do you want to add more protein to your daily diet? If so, you’re not alone. Proteins are the building blocks of muscle and are vital for your health and wellness. Who doesn’t want a little extra protein power to kickstart the metabolism and get your body burning more fat?

Not everyone has time to panfry a steak every day. Luckily, there’s an easier way — smoothies! These yummy treats in a glass are quick and pack as much protein as a full omelet breakfast on the go. They can also be made fast to fit into any part of your day, whether you need a quick breakfast as you run out the door or a post-workout pick-me-up. So, mix up a few of these sweet rewards and sip away — you won’t believe they’re good for you!

Breakfast

Protein source: cottage cheese, milk, chia seeds

Whoever thought to roast strawberries? Taking time for this extra step can give a serious flavor blast to sleepy taste buds. Also, if you’re not a Greek yogurt fan, try the cottage cheese for a tasty alternative.

Protein source: Greek yogurt

This tropical taste will send your senses back to places of hammocks and ocean breezes. Your body will also appreciate the antioxidant powerhouse of berries, citrus, and banana.

Protein source: peanut butter, Greek yogurt

This monster is anything but scary, but it does pack a nutrient arsenal to rival the Hulk’s smashing power. However, if you’re allergic to peanuts, try one of these peanut butter alternatives.

Protein source: flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp protein powder

While some people don’t enjoy the taste of kale, give this one a try. The banana and berries sweeten up the more earthy tastes so you can forget that it’s good for you!

5. Coffee Banana Smoothie

Protein source: Greek yogurt, flax seeds

Sometimes, it’s just tough to get moving in the morning without that caffeine kick. If you need a little energy jolt to your smoothie, mix your yogurt, banana, and coffee all together in one convenient cup of sunshine.

Protein source: almonds, protein powder

Coconut oil is all the rage — and for good reason! It’s a healthy oil packed full of lauric acid, which helps the body fight disease, and the saturated fats are great for everything beginning from superficial skincare to deep-down digestive health. The almonds and spices pair nicely with the coconut to prove that you don’t have to give up your sweet tooth to be healthy.

Protein source: milk, egg, whey powder

Who doesn’t like a warm cup of hot chocolate bringing heat back into icy fingers? Now, you won’t have to feel like you’re crashing your diet with this healthy version of your best childhood memories’ drink of snow men and sledding.

Protein source: Greek yogurt, dairy milk

Antioxidant-rich blueberries and mango make this smoothie a great reason to wake up hungry! It’s the perfect mix of tropical fruit and forest berries.

Protein source: Peanut butter, flax seeds

If you like oatmeal and bananas for breakfast, you will love this smoothie. The peanut butter makes it taste like a milkshake and the oats make sure you stay satiated all morning.

Protein source: Greek yogurt, protein powder, chia seeds

Are you in a hurry to get out the door because you hit the snooze too many times? Then this is your perfect breakfast! You’re only five minutes away from a sweet meal on the go!

Protein source: chia seeds

Who says green smoothies have to taste healthy? This drink packs all the health benefits of the green, while balancing the sweetness of the banana with the tang from the kiwi.

12. Almond and Cookie Butter Protein Shake

Protein source: protein powder, almond butter

A breakfast that sounds like a dessert? I’m sold! The cookie butter (which is just gingerbread cookie crumbs mixed with almond butter) sounds like it wouldn’t be allowed on any healthy diet plan. However, the nutritional quality of the protein-rich smoothie more than makes up for it. It’s a little naughty with a lot of nice!

Protein source: chia seeds

The strawberry banana smoothie has stood the test of time for one reason — it works! The chia seeds give it the extra protein staying power to keep you moving all morning. If you want an extra kick of protein, try the power food spirulina. This blue-green algae is an easy addition to any fruity drink, and brings an action-packed arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein.

Protein source: peanut butter, whey protein powder

If you want to cut the bread out but miss this nostalgic sandwich, then this is your smoothie. It’s packed with berries, peanut butter, rolled oats, and whey protein powder to give you a new twist on a classic.

Protein source: hemp hearts

If your afternoons tend to feel like a battle, then it’s time to go on the offense! The protein source in this smoothie, hemp hearts, gives you 15 grams of power protein — the equivalent of 2.5 eggs.

16. Kale, Banana, Chia, and Hemp Superfood Smoothie

Protein source: hemp and chia seeds

If you’re craving sugar to sweeten up your smoothies, try the pitted dates in this recipe. They’re a natural sweetener that will curb any sugar craving without the added sugars. Just remember to soak the dates before you blend them so they break down easier.

17. Papaya Ginger Smoothie

Protein source: Greek yogurt

If you’re feeling a bit green or having digestive issues, try this smoothie for lunch. Both the papaya and ginger are great for digestion and reducing nausea.

Protein source: protein powder, Greek yogurt

If you want to break the rules and have a breakfast smoothie for lunch, give this one a try! Your kitchen can serve breakfast all day — it’s allowed!

Protein source: vegan protein powder

We’ve all heard about the power of green tea, but did you know you could get those same benefits in a smoothie? Just sprinkle a half teaspoon of matcha powder — or finely ground green tea — into this power drink for all the benefits of this ancient medicinal drink in a smoothie. You’ll also love all the advantages of healthy fats from the avocados!

Protein source: protein powder

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This protein-packed shake is good for an afternoon boost, or any time you’re craving that antioxidant-rich indulgence of dark chocolate.

Protein source: protein powder

This has all of the coffee shop swagger with none of the guilt. This latte-like reward uses bananas and chocolate protein powder instead of the sugar and syrup of the big coffee brands. Although, you can still sit at an outside table if you want to have the full experience.

Protein source: Greek yogurt, milk, peanut butter

Do you like Reese’s but don’t like the sugar and empty calories? Then give this candy-inspired smoothie a try!

Protein source: Greek yogurt, quinoa, chia seeds

Quinoa is a complete protein-packed grain containing all nine essential amino acids, while also being a great source of fiber, iron, and magnesium. When you add bananas, vanilla almond milk, and strawberries, it’s the perfect combination of sweet and strong.

Protein source: Greek yogurt

If you’re a fruit salad fan, try this creamy mix of honey, Greek yogurt, and cantaloupe!

Protein source: chia seeds, Greek yogurt

Like piña coladas? Then this is your smoothie! Mixing the coconut milk with the pineapple mimics the signature cocktail’s popular taste. Yet, the rolled oats, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt pack in the nutrients. So grab your tiny drink umbrella, your shades, and a lawn chair and enjoy!

Protein source: almond butter, protein powder, milk

Don’t use that cherry on top to add to your pretty pleases! Unless you’re begging for this smoothie source of cherry goodness!

Protein source: protein powder

If you’re craving a dessert that won’t ruin all your sweat equity on the treadmill, try blending carrot juice, banana, almond milk, and cinnamon together to create a healthy reward!

Protein source: almond butter, protein powder

If you’re not a spinach fan, but you want the health benefits, try adding a ripe banana to sweeten the taste. Channel your inner Popeye without tasting it!

Protein source: almond butter, protein powder

This milkshake from Clean Green Drinks will have you craving green! The spinach brings all the health but none of the taste, as the banana, coconut milk, and vanilla protein powder sweetens up the party in your mouth.

Protein source: protein powder, cashews

While all of these smoothies are great sources of protein, the super food turmeric sets this smoothie apart. If you’re worried about sore muscles, combat them with this anti-inflammatory spice that’s packed with antioxidants!

Protein source: protein powder

While the pomegranate may be one of the oldest known fruits, its health benefits are as relevant today as in ancient times. This fruit contains plenty of fiber for digestive health, vitamins C and K, and antioxidants providing anti-inflammatory benefits.

Protein source: protein powder

After a hot shower to rinse off all of that hardcore sweat, try a smoothie that will remind you of your favorite ice cream without the danger of undoing all of your hard work in the gym.

Protein source: almonds

We are keeping it simple! After all, you’ve worked hard enough! Try this three-ingredient smoothie of dates for sweetness, almonds for protein and fiber, and strawberries for antioxidants. Simple never tasted so good!

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