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10 Healthy, Protein Rich Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.

Even better: Shakes may be the fastest food of all. “There’s no prep work, no cooking, no cleanup. Just put stuff in a blender and go,”

Smoothie every morning as one of his four daily meals. But you can have one to replace lunch or dinner, help you recover after a workout, hold you over between meals, or satisfy a sweet craving. Try these delicious, protein-packed options, all created by top nutritionists.

1# CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER, AND BANANA SMOOTHIE .

Youd never guess that a cup of spinach is hiding in this delicious chocolate and peanut butter shake.

BLEND THIS:
12 oz water, milk, or yogurt
2 scoops chocolate flavored protein powder
1 banana
1 cup of spinach
2 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1 tbsp cacao nibs or dark cocoa powder

585 calories, 59 g protein, 22 g fat, 38 g carbs, 8 g fiber (accounts for using water as the fluid instead of milk or yogurt)

2# MANGO TANGO SMOOTHIE.

Drink this refreshing, substantial smoothie from Aragon to be transported to the tropics—and feel full til lunch.

BLEND THIS:
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup frozen chopped mango
1 oz of walnuts
12 oz orange juice
Ice as needed

700 calories, 53 g protein, 20 g fat, 74 g carbs.

3# STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE.

Adding ground flax to this classic protein shake provides you with extra fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

BLEND THIS:
12 oz water, milk, or yogurt
2 scoops vanilla or strawberry flavored protein powder
1 banana
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup of spinach
2 tbsp of ground flax

490 calories, 55 g protein, 9 g fat, 47 g carbs, 11 g fiber (accounts for using water as the fluid instead of milk or yogurt)

4#  TROPICAL POWER SMOOTHIE.

It’s like a pina colada, but with 58 grams of protein and a cup of spinach.

BLEND THIS:
12 oz water, milk, or yogurt
2 scoops vanilla flavored protein powder
½ banana
1 cup of pineapple
1 cup of spinach
1 tbsp of ground flax
2 tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup plain yogurt or vegan alternative

525 calories, 58 grams protein, 12 g fat, 46 g carbs, 8.5 g fiber (accounts for using water as the fluid instead of milk or yogurt)

5# SUPERFOOD SHAKE

Nutrients in deeply colored fruits and vegetables like beets and cherries can boost athletic performance and help muscle recovery.

BLEND THIS:
1/2 cup frozen cherries
8 oz water
1/2 cup chopped raw beets
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana
1 scoop chocolate whey protein
1 tbsp ground flaxseed

329 calories, 28 g protein, 4 g fat, 52 g carbs, 11 g fiber.

6# VANILLA PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE.

Tired of the same old fruit smoothies? Try one that tastes like pumpkin pie. The pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A, which is good for your eyes, skin, and immune system.

BLEND THIS:
12 oz water, milk, or yogurt
2 scoops vanilla flavored protein powder
¾ cup of pureed pumpkin
1 tbsp of walnuts
1 tbsp of ground flax
½ cup of uncooked oats
Cinnamon and vanilla extract to taste
Ice as needed

535 calories, 60 g protein, 13 g fat, 45 g carbs, 13 g fiber (accounts for using water as the fluid instead of milk or yogurt)

7# DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MINT SMOOTHIE.

Yummy  chocolate almond milk, cocoa powder, and cacao nibs, rich drink.

BLEND THIS:
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
3/4 cup Silk Almond milk, dark chocolate
1 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tbsp cacao nibs
2 mint leaves
4 ice cubes
¼ cup water

292 calories, 25 g protein, 12 g fat, 32 g carbs.

8#  COCONUT ALMOND SMOOTHIE

Drink this shake from Roussell for a decadent treat: Almond butter makes the mix extra creamy, while dark chocolate almond milk and coconut flakes make it extra tasty.

BLEND THIS:
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup Silk Almond milk, dark chocolate
1 rounded tbsp almond butter
1½ cups water
3 ice cubes

405 calories, 27 g protein, 21 g fat, 33 g carbs

9# ORANGE CREAMSICLE

This shake tastes just like a creamsicle, but with real ingredients rather than loads of added sugar.

BLEND THIS:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 orange
¼ orange peel
1 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 cup water
½ cup orange juice
3 ice cubes

399 calories, 32 g protein, 14 g fat, 39 g carbs

10#  SUMMERTIME BLAST

The combo of melon, basil, and pineapple makes the shake super refreshing,

BLEND THIS:
2/3 cup seedless watermelon
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cantaloupe
1 banana
1/4 cup pineapple
2/3 cup ice
4 to 5 fresh basil leaves

182 calories, 3 g protein, 1 g fat, 47 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber

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