11 Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

Whether you are a gym goer, a bodybuilder, or just want to increase your protein intake with smoothies, these high-protein smoothie recipes are for you!

Smoothies are easy to drink and often pack a whole load of nutrition, minerals, vitamins, and more.

And the good thing about smoothies is that they are very quick and easy to make.

Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

My Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

I have been creating protein smoothie recipes for years now. 

Today, I have put together some of my best protein smoothie recipes.

I hope you like them!

#1. Low Calorie Protein Shake

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Low Calorie Protein Shake Recipe (200 Calories)

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Indulge guilt-free with this Low-Calorie Protein Shake – only 200 calories! A delicious blend for a satisfying sip without compromising your calorie goals.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk (Unsweetened)
  • 2 small scoops of low calorie protein powder (Unsweetened)
  • 1 date (pitted)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet starting with the frozen banana slices first. Follow with the rest of the ingredients
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 16
  • Fat: 1.1
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 4.4
  • Protein: 27

Starting off light with one of my favorite low-calorie protein shake recipes.

This protein smoothie is just over 200 calories per serving, and an amazing 27g of protein per serving!

#2. Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Boost your day with this whey protein smoothie. Packed with protein, quick energy, and essential nutrients, it’s perfect for post-workout recovery or a filling snack.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (any flavor you like)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 3 dates (pitted and soft)
  • 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 cup (low fat)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away. You can take it with you at the gym though, or for work.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 22.3
  • Fat: 9.7
  • Carbohydrates: 37.6
  • Fiber: 9.7
  • Protein: 34.3

If you don’t mind protein powders, make this high-protein whey smoothie recipe ASAP.

It will fill you up, and provide your body with quick protein.

Whey protein powders also have different flavors, so you can use any you have/like and customize it to your liking.

#3. Nutella Protein Shake

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Nutella Protein Shake Recipe

Nutella Protein Shake Recipe (4-Ingredients)

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Indulge guilt-free with this Nutella Protein Shake; a rich, creamy bliss packed with protein goodness. Satisfy cravings, fuel your day deliciously!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup low fat milk

Instructions

  1. All ingredients are added to a high-speed blender, starting with the banana, followed by the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes, depending on the powder of your blender or a Nutribullet.
  3. Pour into a glass or a shake bottle, and drink up!

Notes

The shake is best consumed straight away after it’s blended, however, you can refrigerate and drink the next day. Just shake before drinking.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Protein Shake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 33
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 60
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 28

This nutella protein smoothie is ideal for people who don’t mind a bit of a treat with the protein.

The smoothie is naturally very tasty, with notes of chocolate and hazelnuts from Nutella. 

A serving of this protein smoothie packs a 28g of protein!

#4. Weight Gain Smoothie Protein Smoothie

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Weight Gain Smoothie

Easy Weight Gain Smoothie

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Delicious easy weight gain smoothie recipe packed with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients. Ideal for quick, nutritious bulking with natural ingredients.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of milk (or dairy free milk)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 small avocado (stoned and peeled)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds (or oats)
  • 1 large scoop of protein powder
  • 2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter

Instructions

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

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 887
  • Sugar: 26.5g
  • Fat: 43.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.2g
  • Fiber: 21.2g
  • Protein: 39g

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 smoothie is also thick but can be customized to be runnier, simply by adding more liquid.

#5. Vegan Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Vegan Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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Try this blueberry protein smoothie for your next high protein snack or breakfast. It’s easy to make, and it tastes divine!

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 medium-sized banana (peeled and diced)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (of choice)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 34 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed or chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Prepare and measure the ingredients as instructed in the ingredients list.
  2. Place all ingredients in the blender.
  3. Process until smooth. Add a tiny bit more milk if needed to create the desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Notes

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

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 15.4
  • Fat: 4.4
  • Carbohydrates: 35.1
  • Fiber: 8.8
  • Protein: 25

Vegans don’t have to miss out on delicious plant-based protein packed smoothies.

This smoothie consists of berries, banana, chia seeds, and a vegan protein powder!

It’s thick, tasty, and so filling. I love drinking this protein smoothie for breakfast.

#6. Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl

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High Protein Smoothie Bowl

THICK High Protein Smoothie Bowl

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Fuel up with my High Protein Smoothie Bowl, perfect for post-workout recovery or a filling breakfast. Packed with nutrients and flavor

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/3 cups frozen berries (mixed)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (Unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor, Nutribullet, or a high-speed blender.
  2. If using a blender, add the frozen berries first.
  3. Blend until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve the smoothie in your favorite smoothie bowl.
  5. Add your desired toppings.
  6. Dig in!

Notes

Consume the smoothie bowl as soon as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 8.7g
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.4g
  • Fiber: 10.3g
  • Protein: 30g

A thick and satisfying smoothie bowl that is high in protein. What more could you want?

It’s also vegan-friendly, and dairy-free. To take this recipe to the next level, you can add multiple toppings to this smoothie.

You can customize it the way you like it!

#7. Protein Smoothie (No Protein Powder)

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Protein Smoothie Without Protein Powder

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If you are after a protein smoothie, but you don’t like protein powders, then you have come to the right place.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tbsp of almond butter (Or peanut butter)
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup of almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1 tbsp of shelled hemp seeds (or chia seeds)
  • 1 tbsp of cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp of oats

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients as described.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender a Nutribullet, starting with the frozen mango first.
  3. Add the rest of the prepared ingredients to the blender.
  4. Blend everything until completely smooth. The blending should take about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve the protein smoothie and enjoy!

Notes

For the best taste, consume the smoothie as soon as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 400
  • Sugar: 30
  • Fat: 23
  • Carbohydrates: 45
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 12

If you are looking for a protein smoothie recipe without protein powder, I have just the perfect recipe for you.

It’s still high in protein but without processed powders.

It contains 12g of protein per serving, which I think is great, considering the lack of protein powders.

The protein comes from natural clean ingredients only.

#8. Mango Protein Smoothie

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Mango Protein Smoothie

Mango Protein Smoothie (Weight Gain)

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Mango Protein Smoothie: Perfect for weight gain. Rich in proteins & calories. The shake only requires 4 ingredients!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (I used this one)
  • 1 large banana diced
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (I used almond)

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the banana.
  2. Add the frozen mango and plant milk first to a Blendjet, Nutribullet or a regular blender, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Scroll past the recipe to learn about the optional smoothie variations and the smoothie’s benefits!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 shake
  • Calories: 476
  • Sugar: 27.6
  • Fat: 6.6
  • Carbohydrates: 39.8
  • Fiber: 3.9
  • Protein: 49.2g

Mango is a common ingredient that simply sits in the freezer, and waits to be used.

If you have mango in your freezer and need a protein smoothie – make this recipe ASAP.

It combines mango, protein powder, banana, and dairy-free milk!

#9. Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

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Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

Vegan Protein Shake Recipe (No Powder)

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Boost your energy and nourish your body with this vegan protein shake recipe. Packed with plant-based protein, antioxidants, and fiber, it’s a tasty way to stay fit!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen mango slices
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Prepare all your ingredients and measure them as listed in the ingredient list.
  2. Add all the ingredients starting with the spinach, liquid and frozen mango to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you and drink it on the go too.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Protein Shake, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 30
  • Fat: 25
  • Carbohydrates: 55
  • Fiber: 17
  • Protein: 16.5

A chocolate protein shake made vegan.

Even if you are not vegan, you can still enjoy this shake.

It combines mango, spinach, and peanut butter. That’s right, it requires no protein powder, making this shake super clean.

A serving of this protein shake contains 16.5g of plant protein.

#10. No Fruit Smoothie (High Protein)

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No Fruit Smoothie

No Fruit Smoothie (High Protein)

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Indulge in a no fruit smoothie, a blend of protein, greens, and seeds. Perfect for those seeking a low-sugar, nutritious alternative to traditional smoothies.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (Preferably unsweetened)
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (unsweetened )
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (unsweetened )
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened (see notes*)
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Measure them as listed in the ingredient list.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you and drink it on the go!

*The smoothie comes out very thick with only 100 ml of almond milk, so add more almond milk for a looser smoothie

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 375
  • Sugar: 18
  • Fat: 12.8
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 31.1

If fruit isn’t your thing – I got you covered.

This smoothie is made without fruit, making it low in sugar.

On top of that, the smoothie is high in protein too.

#11. Pea Protein Smoothie

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Pea Smoothie

Pea Smoothie (With Pea Protein)

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Boost your health with a Pea Smoothie! Packed with protein and fiber, it aids in muscle growth, digestion, and weight management. Vegan-friendly and easy to make.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen bananas
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 scoop pea protein (I used this one)
  • 1 cup (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Prepare all your ingredients and measure them as listed in the ingredient list.
  2. Add all the ingredients starting with the frozen peas and banana to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you and drink it on the go too.

Preferably drink it within an hour, otherwise the smoothie gets warm and it’s not as nice.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 14.9
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 41.1
  • Fiber: 10.1
  • Protein: 31.5

Pea protein is a popular source of protein for vegans.

It is also widely consumed by non-vegans too, mainly thanks to its high fiber content, compared to other protein powders.

This green smoothie with peas is a pure delight. A thick, sweet and so rich and filling!

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 of anything, either sugar syrups or peanut butter, for example, they might not be as healthy.

Also, there are some studies conducted on protein powders, and some concluded that some protein powders may contain heavy metals. 

For that reason, just to be safe, use quality protein powders.

Do Protein Shakes Make You Gain Weight?

Not all protein shakes make you gain weight, it all comes down to how they are prepared. 

Protein shakes can make you gain weight 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, full-fat 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.

Protein Smoothies FAQs:

7 Easy High Protein Smoothie Recipes

What Is The Best Time To Drink Protein Smoothie?

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.

Can I Drink 2 Protein Smoothies a Day?

Drinking 2 protein shakes a day, can be a bit excessive, unless you are bodybuilding, or hitting the gym for extensive period of time. Consuming too much protein can be harmful, as it can cause a strain on your liver and kidneys. This isn't an issue when if you are trying to build muscle though, and working out a lot.

Do Protein Smoothies Help Weight Loss?

They can yes. But it really depends on how you prepare them. If you make them high in 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.

Does Drinking a Protein Smoothie 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.

Can Protein Smoothies 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. Using protein smoothies as a meal replacements can be particularly helpful if you are trying to lose weight.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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