Protein is what you need to get you through a workout, it helps you lose fat and build muscle and I cannot speak highly enough of it. Consuming protein on a daily basis doesn’t need to be chore!
By making the right kind of recipes, protein can be absolutely delicious and a welcome part of your diet. Blasting together a smoothie is the best way to get as much protein as you need, in addition to keeping you fuller for longer which helps avoid unnecessary snacking. All you need to make smoothies is a blender/food processor and the required ingredients.
The following 5 high protein smoothie recipes have everything you could possibly need in a refreshing drink and they are super nutritious too! High protein smoothie recipes
1. Strawberry Orange Smoothie
This smoothie will make it feel like you are consuming something naughty, when you’re not. It contains sweet strawberries and delicious oranges. In addition to the obvious protein, it also contains fiber and lots of the vitamins that you need on a daily basis. It can be drank post/pre workout or just when you feel like, because it is definitely a big energy booster. You will need:- 1 cup of frozen strawberries.- 1/2 cup of coconut milk.- 1/2 cup of low/no fat greek yogurt.- 1/4 cup of orange juice.- 1/4 teaspoon of stevia if you want extra sweetness! To make:- Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the smoothie is at the consistency of your choice.- Serve and enjoy!
2. Green Energizer Smoothie
This antioxidant, healthy and protein packed smoothie is SO good for you. You might not think that a smoothie with green vegetables will taste good but you’d be wrong. Glowing skin and increased energy is guaranteed with this particular smoothie and who doesn’t want that? You will need:- 1 cup of kale or baby spinach leaves.- 1 cup of almond milk.- 1 frozen banana.- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds.- 1 tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter.- A pinch of cinnamon.- Some ice cubes.- 1 scoop of protein powder if you want an extra boost. To make:- Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.- Your beverage is ready to drink!
3. Almond and Coconut Mocha Smoothie
If you are a coffee lover, this could be the right smoothie for you. It’s absolutely delicious but that definitely doesn’t mean it’s lacking in terms of nutrition. I find that drinking this at the start of each day and around an hour before I workout is the most beneficial for my mind and body. You will need:- 1/2 cup of almond milk.- 1 teaspoon of coconut extract.- 1/2 a cup of cold coffee.- Some ice cubes.- 2 scoops of protein powder (vanilla tastes best with this smoothie.)- 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules.- 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut.- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.- Whipped cream to decorate (optional.) To make:- Combine all the ingredients together in a blender.- Squirt the whipped cream on top if you want to do so and enjoy.
4. Blue Banana Protein Smoothie
Fresh fruits and smoothies go hand in hand. This smoothie is going to leave you satisfied and give your body all it needs to keep it functioning well, which is why it’s earned its place on this list of high protein smoothie recipes. You can drink this whenever you want some protein and a touch of natural sweetness at the same time.
You will need:- 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries.- 1/2 of a frozen banana.- 3/4 cup of nonfat greek yogurt.- 3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk.- Some ice cubes. To make:- Mix all the mentioned ingredients together in a blender until smooth.- Serve and enjoy!
5. Cherry Almond Smoothie
The final smoothie on this list will tantalize your tastebuds and leave you wanting more. Cherries are not spoken about as much as other fruits but they have many advantages. They have anti-inflammatory properties and they can even help to prevent heart disease. In addition to that, this smoothie is delicious and a good protein fix for all who need it. You will need:- 2 cups of frozen cherries.- 1 teaspoon of almond extract.- 2 cups of almond milk.- A pinch of cinnamon.- Some ice cubes. To make:- Put the cherries in the blender first (make sure the seeds have been removed) and mix until they are smooth.- Add the rest of the ingredients and continue blending.- Your delicious cherry almond smoothie is now ready to taste!