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5 Best Protein Smoothies Recipes To Try At Home

Robust meals include a mix of fruits, vegetables, and plenty of protein. If you are looking for an energy surge then a glass of cold protein smoothie is your best bet!

High protein smoothies are healthy and convenient. They make a good go-to breakfast. They come packed with a wealth of vitamins and minerals while being low in calories.

A smooth concoction is crucial for good health. A study suggests high protein smoothies are a healthy option with a high fiber content which is good for your gut and reduces inflammations.

Here are the five best protein-packed smoothies to try at home to replenish yourself.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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This delicious, creamy, and decadent high protein smoothie can be a great start to your day. It is fairly easy to make and can be consumed any time of the day.

Prep Time Total Time
5 to 8 mins 5 to 8 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, large
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter, natural
  • ½ cup milk (for a vegan option substitute with any plant-based milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate shavings (optional)

Instructions

  • In a blender add milk and frozen banana and blend
  • Once it’s blended, add the rest of the ingredients until well combined
  • Pour the smoothie into a mason jar or glass and add chocolate shavings on top

Green High Protein Smoothie

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This green protein-packed smoothie acts as an excellent pick-me-up. Add this to your day-to-day routine to start off your day right.

Prep Time Total Time
5 mins 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup mango, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup milk, or almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ½ scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large, preferably powerful blender add spinach and milk and blend until smooth
  • Then blend all the other ingredients and make sure they are well combined
  • Continue blending until the seeds have been broken down and the smoothie isn’t grainy
  • Serve with a few cacao seeds (optional)

Matcha Protein Smoothie

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Macha has been all the rage the past few years. It is a go-to ingredient for all the health freaks out there because it is packed with crucial antioxidants helping you prevent cancer, heart diseases, and type 2 diabetes.

Prep Time Total Time
5 mins 5 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ banana, frozen
  • 1 tbsp flax seed powder
  • 1 cup milk, or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Macha powder
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Add frozen banana and milk to a blender and blend until smooth
  • Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you get the desired consistency

Protein Berry Smoothie

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You can never go wrong with a delicious berry smoothie, packed with vitamins and minerals that may not be a part of your daily diet. Have it as breakfast or a late afternoon snack.

Prep Time Total Time
5 mins 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup milk or yogurt (vegan yogurt or almond milk as a substitute)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberry
  • ½ cup blueberries, frozen
  • ½ cup raspberry
  • ½ cup blackberry
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend until you get the desired consistency. If it is too think add a bit more milk

Coffee Lover’s Protein Smoothie

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This smoothie is for our coffee lovers in the house! It is healthy, it is creamy, it is sweet, smooth, packed with nutrients and it’s got a little bit of a kick. It is sure to hit your spot and get you through the day.

Prep Time Total Time
5 mins 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup of coffee, cold brew
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  • In a blender add all the ingredients and mix until creamy smooth
  • If it is too thin add a few chunks of frozen banana or a tsp of ground flaxseeds (it’s used as a thickening agent).
  • If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, then add more coffee or a bit of milk (almond milk as a substitute)

Tips for Making The Best Protein Smoothies

Here are some tips to keep in mind when making a protein smoothie:

  • When adding all the ingredients into your blender, make sure you add milk and frozen fruits or vegetables first, blend them thoroughly and then add the rest of the items. This ensures that the consistency is smooth and the texture isn’t grainy at all.
  • If your smoothie is a little too sweet for your liking, adding a few drops of lemon juice helps. It cuts down the sweetness and you get the benefits of added vitamin c.
  • Try to use natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey to cut down on the calories
  • When freezing bananas to make a smoothie try to use ripened ones. They are naturally sweet and add a hint of caramelized flavor

benefits-of-protein-smoothie

High protein smoothies are your gateway to healthy eating. It is especially helpful for people who don’t consume enough protein throughout the day or have adopted a vegan lifestyle. High protein smoothies are great for:

  • Boosting your metabolism
  • Reduces appetite
  • Helps gain muscles

Key Takeaway

Our busy lifestyles make it difficult for us to incorporate healthy foods.

We tend to get so busy with work and other day-to-day activities we sometimes forget to eat, and even if we do eat we usually opt for grab-and-go meals.

These meals are typically high-carb and low protein. They do nothing for us except for making us gain weight and feel lethargic throughout the day.

Protein is an important macronutrient required by our body. We need it to function and feel energized.

So, if you feel like your diet may be lacking in protein and you feel tired all the time, high-protein smoothies can do wonders for you.

It helps you maintain muscle, reduce inflammation, satiate you for longer, and manage your weight.

Incorporating smoothies into your Ramadan diet is especially helpful and you will experience a world of difference.

You know what they say health is wealth! We know it’s a cliché but it is the ultimate truth.

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