Tired of sipping on the same smoothies every week? If you’re in a liquid meal rut, we’ve got just the protein shake recipes you need to wake up your taste buds and deliver some variety to your glass. From mango to mocha to key lime, delicious and unique flavors infuse all of these inventive creations. Each recipe will give your body the energy it craves to take on the day or recover from a tough workout. So go ahead, teach an old blender new tricks.
Protein Shake Recipes
1. Key Lime Pie Protein Shake (27.5 g protein)
Take a tropical escape — no plane required — with a pie-flavored smoothie. This sweet yet tart treat has 14 grams of fiber, meaning it will keep you fuller, longer.
2. Mocha Protein Shake (28 g protein)
Get your caffeine and protein all in one delicious sip! A moderate amount of the stimulant can boost stamina, increase endurance and delay fatigue, so this recipe’s perfect pre-gym session.
3. White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Shake (28 g protein)
Packed with vitamin C, fiber and phytonutrients, raspberries are a great addition to any smoothie. Pair the frozen variety with vanilla protein powder and a scarce amount of white chocolate and… voilà! It’s a dessert in a glass!
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4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (32 g protein)
Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! Chocolate protein powder gets reunited with its nut butter soul mate in this recipe. The cold libation gets its creaminess from a banana, and it can be dairy-free if you opt for soy or almond milk. Allergic to peanuts? Try substituting almond butter instead.
5. Black Forest Protein Shake (29 g protein)
Satisfy your sweet tooth and reduce post-workout inflammation with this decadent drink, named after delicious German Black Forest Cake. If you don’t have fresh cherries on hand, feel free to use frozen.
6. Mango Lassi Protein Shake (18 g protein)
No protein powder? No problem. This Indian-inspired drink packs plenty thanks to the ingredient nonfat Greek yogurt. Bonus: The probiotics in yogurt combined with enzymes from mango will aid digestion.
7. Peachy Green Protein Shake (33 g protein)
Begin your day with two whole servings of fruits and vegetables with this powerhouse smoothie. Peaches, pineapple, banana and kale will carry you through any tough morning WOD!
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8. Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake (29 g protein)
Throw your taste buds back to the old fashioned Creamsicle — but in a healthier way! There’s no added sugar in this shake since orange juice and fruit sweeten the deal.
9. Protein Frosty Shake (26 g protein)
This dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free version of the classic Frosty is fortified with the power of protein! To achieve that thick, delicious consistency, make sure you have Xantham gum on hand.
10. Banana-Oat Protein Shake (30 g protein)
Get ready to go bananas for this smoothie that’s got staying power. Its serious dose of potassium will sustain your blood sugar and also prevent muscle cramps. Plus, the nutrient protects the heart and aids in calcium absorption.
11. Papaya Ginger Shake (8 g protein)
If your upset stomach needs soothing, try downing this blend of mint, ginger and papaya. Lemon juice adds a boost of vitamin C and Greek yogurt provides probiotics.
12. Grape-Berry Protein Shake (25 g protein)
Plump, juicy grapes make a delicious addition to your smoothie. And blending them actually helps your body absorb the vitamin C, manganese and potassium that’s found within the skin. It’ll keep your stomach from rumbling thanks to a fiber count of 13 grams.
13. Mango Blueberry Protein Shake (29 g protein)
A summertime favorite that also happens to be a superfood, blueberries will give your post-workout fuel just the right amount of sweetness, plus a mega dose of vitamin C. This blend’s got a spoonful of chia seeds for extra omega-3 and fiber.
We love coming up with new protein-packed recipes just for you. Share your recipe suggestions in the comments below and we’ll do our best to blend up something special!