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7 Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

7 Easy high protein smoothie recipes – perfect for bodybuilders, gym goers, or simply for people looking to up their protein intake, in a nutritious way through smoothies.

Smoothies are easy to drink, and often pack a whole load of nutrition, mineral, vitamins, and macros, you name it. And the good thing about smoothies is that they are very quick and easy to make.

7 easy protein smoothie recipes

Protein smoothies can serve multiple purposes; you can have protein smoothies for weight loss, protein smoothies for weight gain, or just general protein intake.
It all falls down on how you prepare them. But they can serve different purposes, suitable for anyone and for anything.

What Can I Add To My Smoothie For Protein?

Adding protein to your smoothies is easy, can be cheap and there are many different things you can put to your smoothie to add more protein to it.

Here’s what to add to your smoothie for protein:

And the list goes on.

Are Protein Smoothies Healthy?

7 Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

Most of them are healthy, yes. But it very much depends on how they are prepared. If you add too much, either syrups or peanut butter, for example, they might not be as healthy.
Also, there are speculations when it comes to protein powders. So, just to be safe, use good quality protein powders.

Do Protein Shakes Make You Gain Weight?

They can if they are prepared with high-calorie ingredients, in larger quantities. For example, nut butters are high in calories.
If you add a banana, 2 tbsp of peanut butter, whole milk, and a scoop of protein powder, you are looking at around 550-650 calories. For some people, this is nearly 1/3 of their daily calorie requirement for the whole day.

Are Protein Smoothies a Healthy Breakfast?

Yes, they are. Protein smoothies made with veggies and fruit can be a very nutrient-dense breakfast, that will not only fuel you with energy, and keep you full, but it will also load you with important nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc.

What Happens If You Drink Protein Shakes Without Working Out?

7 Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

Nothing negative will happen unless you end up consuming too much protein throughout the whole day. Protein is an essential macronutrient, which helps our muscles whether we work out or not.
Protein smoothies can be a great meal replacement. You don’t have to work out, to have a protein shake.

Is It OK To Drink a Protein Shake Every Day?

Absolutely it is. There is nothing wrong with drinking a protein shake every day. protein is an essential macronutrient, furthermore, protein shakes with added fruit or vegetables can provide you with the fiber and vitamins your body needs.

Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

We have worked for about a year, creating the best protein smoothies. So today we are presenting you with our own creations and recipes for high-protein smoothies. We hope you like them!

1. Smoothie With Almond And Banana

Smoothie With Almond And Banana

A delicious almond smoothie, made without any protein powders.
This smoothie is perfect if you like almond flavor, and want to avoid protein powders.
Each serving contains 8.8g of protein.

Bean Smoothie With Almond And Banana

Bean Smoothie With Almond And Banana

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Bean Smoothie With Almond And Banana for you today. Sounds like a strange combo, huh? Beans in my smoothie? Get out of here.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 302 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup/250ml of almond or oat milk
  • 1 small ripe banana peeled
  • 1 heaped tbsp of almond butter or peanut butter
  • 2-3 tbsp of white beans from a can
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can refrigerate and consume the next day.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 22.3gFiber: 6.6gCalories: 302kcalFat: 6.3gProtein: 8.8gCarbohydrates: 28.6g
Keyword almond butter smoothie, banana bean smoothie, healthy, high protein smoothie, protein shake, smoothie
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2. Nutella Protein Shake

Nutella Protein Shake

A little bit of Nutella won’t harm you. We just used a little bit of Nutella, to make things tastier. This smoothie is one you will love!
Each serving contains 17g of protein per serving.

Nutella Protein Shake Recipe

Nutella Protein Shake

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Nutella Protein Shake Recipe - that is going to make your workout fuel so much tastier! It's thick, smooth, and creamy!
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 heaped tbsp of nutella
  • 2-3 slices of frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup/250ml of semi skimmed milk

Instructions
 

  • All ingredients are added to a high-speed blender, and blitzed until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and drink up!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 8.8gFiber: 6.3gCalories: 290kcalFat: 5.6gProtein: 17gCarbohydrates: 16.3g
Keyword nutella, protein shake, protein smoothie recipe, proteinsmoothie, smoothie, whey protein
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3. Weight Gain Smoothie Protein Smoothie

Weight Gain Smoothie Protein Smoothie

If you are looking to gain weight, this smoothie is perfect for you. it packs a lot of calories and a lot of protein!
Each serving contains 39.6g of protein.

The Best Weight Gain Smoothie

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Weight Gain Smoothie recipe for those people who struggle or just need to gain some weight...fast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 899 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup/250ml of milk or dairy free
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 small avocado stoned and peeled
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 small scoop of protein powder (35g)
  • 2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the the ingredients as described.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend everything until completely smooth.
  • Serve & Enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 19.7gFiber: 11.2gCalories: 899kcalFat: 29.3gProtein: 39.6gCarbohydrates: 37.6g
Keyword banana protein weight gain smoothie, beakfastsmoothie, diary-free, healthy, how to make weight gain smoothies, smoothie, smoothies to gain weight, vegan, weight gain smoothie
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4. Premier Banana Protein Shake

Premier Banana Protein Shake

Premier protein is great. Well, we like it. And if you like it, you should make this smoothie!

It’s thick, tasty, and packs 14.9g of protein per serving!

Premier Banana Protein Shake

Premier Banana Protein Shake

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Premier Banana Protein Shake - that's thick, smooth, and creamy. Perfect for any occasion; Breakfast, snack, meal replacement, pre or post-workout as well!
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 4-5 pieces of frozen mango
  • 1 cup/250ml of milk you can use dairy-free if needed
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • All the ingredients are added to a high-speed blender and blitzed until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 23.2gFiber: 5.3gCalories: 405kcalFat: 2.2gProtein: 14.9gCarbohydrates: 33.3g
Keyword banana, beakfastsmoothie, healthy, protein powder smoothie, proteinsmoothie, smoothie, thick smoothie
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5. Easy Protein Banana Smoothie

Easy Protein Banana Smoothie

Protein banana smoothies have got to be the most popular form of a protein smoothie.
This smoothie, however, is protein powder-free. All natural ingredients, and a healthy protein.
Each serving contains 13,2g of protein.

Easy Protein Banana Smoothie

Easy Protein Banana Smoothie

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This filling Easy Protein Banana Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. It’s easy, quick, full of goodness, so healthy, and delicious.
This delicious protein banana smoothie is perfect for weight-loss as it's going to keep you full for hours and will help you reduce the overall caloies for the day so you could lose weight.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small banana
  • 3 tbsp of shelled hemp seeds we used this brand
  • 1 cup/220ml of semi skimmed milk use dairy-free if needed
  • 1 tbsp smooth nut butter of choice we used peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Peel and dice the banana.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and blitz until completely smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 23.2gFiber: 3.3gCalories: 405kcalFat: 19.5gProtein: 13.2gCarbohydrates: 29.3g
Keyword banana, beakfastsmoothie, healthy, plantprotein, proteinsmoothie, refreshing, smoothie
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6. Beetroot Protein Smoothie

Beetroot Protein Smoothie

if you like things a bit different, then you will love this beetroot protein smoothie recipe. It’s beautiful, colorful, and once again, does not contain protein powder!
Each serving contains 13.2g of protein.

Healthy Beetroot Protein Smoothie

Healthy Beetroot Protein Smoothie

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Healthy Beetroot Protein Smoothie that is beautifully colored, velvety, smooth, and sweet! Made using healthy ingredients, this delicious protein smoothie also has no protein powder, and all the protein is from natural plant-based ingredients mostly.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 3 tbsp of shelled hemp seeds we used this brand
  • 1 cup/220ml of semi skimmed milk use dairy-free if needed
  • 1 tbsp smooth nut butter of choice we used peanut butter
  • 1 small streamed beetroot - unsalted unsweetened

Instructions
 

  • Peel and dice the banana.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and blitz until completely smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 23.2gFiber: 3.5gCalories: 429kcalFat: 19.5gProtein: 13.2gCarbohydrates: 33.1g
Keyword banana, beakfastsmoothie, beetroot, beetroot smoothie, healthy, plantprotein, proteinsmoothie, refreshing, smoothie
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7. Protein Berry Smoothie

Protein Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is incredibly colorful and tasty, and it will fill you up for hours. It’s super easy to make, and it packs a lot of nutrients.
Each serving contains 19g of protein!

3-Ingredients Protein Berry Smoothie

3-Ingredients Protein Berry Smoothie

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This healthy, Metabolism Boosting High Protein 3-Ingredients Protein Berry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. It’s easy, quick, tasty, and full of antioxidants and fat-burning goodness!
It's not high on calories, but it's really high on taste 😉
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups/460ml semi-skimmed milk We used non-dairy too, and it worked just fine!
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder We Used plant-based protein powder , but any will do.
  • 4 cup/450g of mixed frozen berries of choice

Instructions
 

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. If the blender struggles to blend, add a touch more water.
  • Pour into 2 glasses. Enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 12.8gFiber: 6.3gCalories: 279kcalFat: 2.6gProtein: 19gCarbohydrates: 22.3g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, healthy, plantprotein, proteinsmoothie, smoothie
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FAQs:

7 Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

1. Can I Drink 2 Protein Shakes a Day?

Drinking 2 protein shakes a day, can be a bit excessive, unless you are bodybuilding, or hitting the gym a lot. Consuming too much protein can be harmful, as you will cause a strain on your liver and kidneys.
If you do drink 2 protein shakes a day, make sure you add different veggies and fruits to them, so that you get your required 5 out of your 5 a day. Also, reduce the amount of protein you put in your smoothies, or count your macros to ensure you are getting what your body needs, without exceeding your daily requirements.

2. What Is The Best Time To Drink Protein Shake?

If you are exercising, typically, consuming a protein shake immediately after your exercise is your best time. Why? Because your body needs to recover after a workout, it’s essential that you provide the nutrients and protein to your body.
If you are not exercising, there really isn’t any right or wrong time to drink a protein shake. You can drink it any time of the day.

3. Do Protein Shakes Help Weight Loss?

They can yes. But it really depends on how you prepare them. If you make them high calories, then the chances of them helping you lose weight are a lot lower.
If you make them right, with the right calories and ingredients, protein smoothies can be an effective weight loss snack/meal. They keep you full for longer, which can reduce the overall calorie intake for the rest of the day.

4. Can Protein Shakes Replace Meals?

Yes, they can, and this is called a meal replacement shake. However, it’s important that you add plenty of fresh fruit/greens to add nutrients, vitamins, and fiber.

5. Does a Protein Shake Before Bed Make You Fat?

There is no proof that eating before bed makes you fat/makes you gain weight. The only way to gain weight or far is by consuming more calories than your body burns.
So, if you have had the needed calories for the day before bed, and you decide to drink a protein shake, then yes, this will make you have more calories than you can burn, which can lead to weight gain.

Summary:

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