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5 Healthy Protein Shake Recipes

Updated: Oct 21, 2019

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If you're often running out the door for breakfast, looking for a satisfying snack idea, or just need to grab a quick lunch/dinner some days, protein shakes and smoothies are an easy way to get your nutrients in - and they're filling too! Today I'm sharing a few yummy shake recipes that several of us drank during a previous Health Challenge, that hopefully you will enjoy too!

Note that many of these recipes call for cottage cheese, but feel free to substitute 1 cup of almond, cashew, or coconut milk in its place (the protein count will be lower if you omit the cottage cheese, so you may want to add 1/2 to 1 scoop of extra protein powder). Also, you may not need to add water if you use a nut milk or frozen fruits. Feel free to adjust to your taste preferences.


1. The Power Shake

  • Servings: 1

  • Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups water, 2 scoops protein powder, 1⁄3 cup lowfat cottage cheese, 1 cup spinach 1⁄2 cup frozen strawberries, 2 TBSP walnuts, crushed ice

  • Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 405, Fat: 23g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 7g, Protein: 38g

Notes/Instructions: This shake is high in fiber, essential fatty acids, protein, and nutrients. Go ahead...drink it right out of the blender!


2. Almond Mocha Blast Shake

  • Servings: 1

  • Ingredients: 6oz extra strong brewed coffee (room temperature), 2 scoops chocolate protein, 6 almonds and a couple drops of almond extract, ice

  • Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 158, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 2g Protein: 40g

Notes/Instructions: This morning mocha drink will give you a nice dose of caffeine and fast-digesting protein. The perfect combination to halt protein breakdown and wake you up, plus it isn’t full of empty calories you usually get courtesy of your local barista. Just make sure the coffee isn’t too hot as it can make the protein powder clump up.


3. Peanut Butter Health Shake

  • Servings: 1

  • Ingredients: 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, 1⁄2 banana, preferably frozen, 1 cup unsweetened nut milk of your choice, 1 cup spinach, 1 TBSP natural PB, 1 TBSP chia seeds, water & ice

  • Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 270, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates:17g, Fiber: 14g, Protein: 30g

Notes/Instructions: This shake is yummy, a pretty green color, and loved by all members of my family.


4. Raspberry Mint Burst Shake

  • Servings: 1

  • Ingredients: 1 cup frozen raspberries, 2 fresh mint leaves,1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 2 cups water, 4 ice cubes

  • Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 233, Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 18g, Protein: 22g

Notes/Instructions: This is an extremely refreshing lower calorie shake perfect for a summer day snack!


5. Berry Berry Berry Smoothie

  • Servings: 1

  • Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup blueberries, 1⁄4 cup raspberries, 1 cup strawberries, 2 TBSP cashews, 1 1⁄2 scoops vanilla or strawberry protein powder, 2 cups water, crushed ice

  • Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 315, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 34g

Notes/Instructions: This is another shake that packs a HUGE antioxidant punch. If you use frozen strawberries, you can omit the added ice.



⭐️ P.S. - Build muscle and lose fat with Biotrust Low Carb Protein Blend! Plus, check out my previous Facebook video for another yummy protein-filled coffee recipe! It's delicious! 😀

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