Are your taste buds tired of the same old smoothie flavors? Opting for a protein shake can be a convenient and tasty post-workout snack or meal replacement, but blending the same old recipe can get old! Shake up your smoothie routine with these healthy creations from Life by DailyBurn. Bonus: The plant-based protein powder used in each of these recipes is free of dairy, gluten and soy to suit all dietary needs.
1. Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie
A mega-dose of potassium in bananas protects the heart and promotes calcium absorption. Drink this before a strenuous workout — it will sustain your blood sugar and prevent muscle cramps. Now that’s a smoothie that doesn’t monkey around!
2. Grape-Berry Protein Smoothie
Blending a handful of grapes into your smoothie will break down the nutrient-packed skin, making it easier for your body to absorb vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and other antioxidants. With 23 grams of protein, you’ll have plenty of energy to take on the day!
3. Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie
Skip the ice cream and make this refreshing smoothie instead! It will taste just like an old-fashioned Creamsicle, but packs 27 grams of protein and a healthy dose of vitamin C.
4. Papaya Ginger Smoothie
Soothe upset tummies with this easy recipe that’s chock-full of ingredients targeted to help alleviate stomachaches. Papaya promotes digestive health, while ginger and mint work to ease an upset stomach.
5. Peachy Green Protein Smoothie
Start your day off right with a nutritional serving of fruits and vegetables, thanks to peaches, pineapple, banana and kale. This green protein smoothie is a quick and simple way to power up for whatever’s in store for the day.
6. Protein Frosty Shake
Feeling nostalgic for a frosty? The popular frozen treat gets an extra boost of protein in this healthier (and vegan!) take on the classic. Make sure you have Xanthan gum on hand so you can achieve that delicious, thick frosty consistency.
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Peanut butter and chocolate—a match made in milkshake heaven! This cold and creamy treat is packed with vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese. Blend one up and you’ll have over half the protein you’ll need for the day.
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Share in the comments below!