Low Calorie Protein Shake Recipe (200 Calories)

This low calorie protein shake contains only 200 calories and 27g of protein per serving.

The protein shake is ideal if you are trying to lose weight but build and retain muscle.

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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

Units Scale
  • 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

 

Things To Consider When Making a Low Calorie Protein Shake

 

Making high-protein smoothies or shakes low calorie can be challenging. 

Keep these things in mind when following a recipe or making your own low-calorie smoothies:

  1. Use Low Calorie Ingredients: Choose low-fat low-calorie ingredients. Most protein shakes are relatively low in fat because fat contains the most calories (9 calories per 1g of fat).
  2. Choose Nutrient-Dense Ingredients: Opt for ingredients that are not only low in calories but also rich in essential nutrients. This ensures you get the most nutritional value from your shake.
  3. Incorporate Low-Calorie Sweeteners: If you have a sweet tooth, consider using low-calorie sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit instead of traditional sugars to keep the sweetness without the extra calories.
  4. Add Greens for Volume: Include leafy greens like spinach or kale. They are low in calories but high in nutrients, adding volume and nutritional content to your shake.
  5. Opt for Unsweetened Varieties: Choose unsweetened almond milk, coconut water, or other liquid bases to control the sugar content in your shake.
  6. Experiment with Flavors: Use spices like cinnamon, vanilla extract, or extracts of other flavors to add taste without extra calories. Experimenting with flavors can make your shake enjoyable without compromising on the calorie count.
  7. Measure Your Ingredients Carefully: If you are following a recipe, measure the ingredients as accurately as possible. If for example, the recipe states to use 1 teaspoon of honey, measure it with proper teaspoons rather than just drizzling honey from the bottle and ‘guessing it’.

The Best Low-Calorie Protein Powders

I could have been able to make this 200-calorie protein shake without the use of a low-calorie protein powder.

These are my top 4 recommended protein powders you should use for your low calorie protein smoothies:

In this particular low calorie smoothie I am sharing with you today, I used Naked Nutrition’s protein powder, which is why I was able to use 2 scoops.

2 scoops only contain 120 calories and 25g of protein!

Recipe Variations

I tested numerous different variations of this smoothie. Some of them came out tasty and my friends who tried them, approved.

This is why I recommend that you try them, some of them could be better suited to your dietary needs or preferences.

#1. No Banana Version

frozen mango chunks  

Not everyone likes bananas, which is why you can substitute it for the following:

  1. Frozen Mango Chunks.
  2. Frozen Pineapple Chunks.
  3. Berries (Fresh or frozen).

The quantities should remain the same as the bananas – 1 cup!

#2. No Protein Powder Smoothie

yogurt and tofu

You can make a low calorie protein smoothie without protein powder, by using the following instead of protein powder:

  1. Silken Tofu (1/2 cup).
  2. Greek Yogurt (1/2 cup).

Do note that these substitutes contain less protein than protein powder.

#3. Add a Chocolate Flavor

a cup of cocoa powder

Chocolate protein shakes are so popular, and you can make this 200 calorie smoothie chocolate flavored without adding too many extra calories.

Simply add 1 tablespoon of cocoa or cacao powder in your blender along with the other listed ingredients. 

200 calorie protein shake

More Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes:

  1. Low Calorie Smoothie Bowl
  2. 300 Calorie Smoothie
  3. Low Calorie Berry Smoothie
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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