Whether you are an avid gym goer or need a healthy, energizing start to your morning, you’re probably always on the hunt for a yummy new protein fix.
Summit Dental Care, a dentist in Twin Falls, knows the importance of protein in a healthy diet. So they’ve helped us compile this list of protein packed smoothies (with a bonus at the end!).
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Try this simple recipe to get a protein fix and satisfy that chocolate craving.
Ingredients: ½ cup milk, 1 ½ tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp honey, ½ tbsp cocoa powder, 1 banana, 1 cup ice cubes
Green Meal Replacement Smoothie
This green smoothie is a great substitute for breakfast.
Ingredients: 1 cup fresh kale, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup berries, ½ banana, 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 tbsp rolled oats
Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
You won’t be missing your apple cinnamon muffins after you try this smoothie.
Ingredients: 8 oz coconut water, 4 raw almonds, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 cup chopped apple, ½ scoop unsweetened protein powder (vanilla is good too), 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Green Monster Smoothie
You get all the taste of a tropical getaway and all the benefits of a popular superfood with this smoothie.
Ingredients: 1 grapefruit, 1 banana, 1 cup pineapple, 1 cup spinach, ½ cup of orange juice
Spinach Banana Protein Smoothie
This recipe is a little different from other green smoothies you’ve probably tried.
Ingredients: 1 tbsp almond butter, 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, ½ banana, ¾ cup water, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 handful spinach
Protein Power Smoothie
A wonderful protein smoothie to recover from your workouts, you’ve got to try this one.
Ingredients: 1 banana, 10 cherries, 3 tbsp plain yogurt, 1 tsp chia seeds, 4 walnuts, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, ice cubes (add milk if needed)
Rise and Shine Smoothie
With only three ingredients, this smoothie is simple and quick and the perfect replacement for breakfast any day of the week.
Ingredients: 1 cup fresh mango, ½ cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup almond milk
Lemon Love Smoothie
If you like lemon, you will love this smoothie.
Ingredients: 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, ½ cup coconut milk.
Chunky Monkey Smoothie
And here’s another one for the chocolate lovers.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup walnut, 1 frozen banana, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, handful of ice, ½ cup of almond milk
Cucumber Spinach Smoothie
If you’re looking for a great green smoothie you’ve found it.
Ingredients: ½ cucumber, ½ green apple, ¾ cup spinach, as much water as you need until desired consistency is reached
Without Protein Powder
Looking for ways to add protein to your smoothies without using protein powder? (Remember that bonus we promised!) Check out all of these items that will add a healthy boost of protein to your smoothie:
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Uncooked oats
- Peanut butter (or another nut butter)
- Baked sweet potato
- Turnip greens
- Greek yogurt