Whether you have been looking for whey protein smoothie recipes, or simply an easy tasty protein smoothie, I have just the perfect recipe for you!

This whey protein shake contains a handful of simple ingredients and, of course, lots of protein per serving.

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Whey Protein Smoothie

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
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 3 dates (pitted and soft)
  • 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 cup milk (low fat)

Instructions

  1. Using a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen banana slices first, followed by the rest of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste and adjust the sweetness or thickness.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 22.3g
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.6g
  • Fiber: 9.7g
  • Protein: 34.3g

Blenders That Work With This Recipe:

As a professional smoothie recipe creator, I have more blenders than I can count.

For this particular recipe, I tested 8 different blenders.

Only 1 blender didn’t work with the recipe, see the list below:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The models of blenders not mentioned in the list above are blenders I have not personally tested with this recipe.

Is This Whey Protein Smoothie Good For You?

Whey Protein Smoothie being poured into a round glass cup

This breakfast protein smoothie with whey is good for you. One of the best benefits is the added protein. Protein is crucial to muscle recovery/building.

This particular whey protein smoothie I am sharing with you today is also particularly helpful if you are trying to burn fat, but not muscle.

More benefits of this weight loss protein smoothie include:

  • Protein Boost: The whey protein powder contributes to muscle repair and growth, making this smoothie a good post-workout option.
  • A Source of Quick Energy: The natural sugars in bananas and dates provide quick carbohydrates for a burst of energy with no crashes.
  • Fiber Source: Bananas and dates contain fiber that aids in digestion and helps keep you full longer.
  • Contains Healthy Fats: The nut butter used provides monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are good for heart health.
  • Rich In Vitamins and Minerals: Bananas are rich in potassium and other essential nutrients, while milk provides calcium and vitamin D.
  • Contains Antioxidants: Dates and honey contain antioxidants that help fight off free radicals and inflammation in the body.
  • Aids In Weight Loss: The smoothie is really filling, which helps you eat less, and lose weight effectively without starvation. 

This smoothie with whey protein contains 450 calories per serving, which can be a lot for some.

If you are trying to lose weight, use this shake as a meal replacement instead of a snack.

Or, you could try some lower-calorie protein shakes, such as my 200 calorie shake, or my 300 calorie protein pineapple smoothie

a side shot of Whey Protein Smoothie

Recipe Variations And Substitutions:

I am going to leave some options for you to customize this smoothie to suit your taste and preferences.

I have personally tested these changes myself and found worked great in the smoothie.

These changes are optional though!

Let’s start off with the ingredient substitutions first:

  • If you don’t like dried fruit, don’t use dates entirely. The sweetness from the banana and honey is enough.
  • You can substitute the peanut butter for healthier nut butters, such as almond butter or cashew butter.
  • If you struggle to digest dairy milk directly, you can use milk alternatives, such as oat or almond milk.
  • If you don’t like bananas, use frozen mango or pineapple. You can even use berries.
  • You can use agave syrup or maple syrup instead of honey.

Smoothie Variations (Add-Ins):

Whey Protein Smoothie

I had a lot of fun testing different flavors and adding ingredients to this smoothie.

One of my personal favorites was adding cocoa powder for a chocolate-flavored shake!

  1. Chocolate Flavored: Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the recipe for a tasty chocolate-flavored shake!
  2. Throw Some Leafy Greens: Adding spinach or kale won’t change the taste of the smoothie, but it will add lots of nutrients!
  3. Add Seeds: A tablespoon of flaxseeds, chia seeds, or other seeds of choice. A tablespoon is plenty!
  4. Extra Thick Smoothie: You can either reduce the liquid in the recipe slightly, or add 1/2 cup of ice cubes to the recipe!

Smoothie FAQs:

When I shared this recipe on my YouTube channel, a lot of people were confused about whether this recipe was only good for weight loss or not.

Below I will answer all the popular questions.

If you have any additional questions, please leave them below in the comment section!

Is This Whey Protein Smoothie Only Good For Weight Loss?

No. You can use it for weight loss, muscle gain, and weight gain. The difference is when you drink this smoothie, and your general lifestyle. For weight loss purposes, I recommend that you drink this smoothie for breakfast as a meal replacement. For muscle gain and weight gain, I recommend that you drink this smoothie as a snack, combined with your other 3 or 5 meals.

How Can I Make This Whey Smoothie Vegan?

To make this protein smoothie vegan-friendly, you will need to substituted the whey protean powder for a vegan alternative. On top of that, you will need to swap the milk for almond or oat milk, and the Greek yogurt for a vegan alternative.

How Do I Store This Whey Protein Shake For Later?

Once the shake is blended, transfer it onto your portable protein shaker, and refrigerate. Consume within 24 hours.

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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