Protein Smoothie | The Recipe Critic

Protein Smoothie | The Recipe Critic

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A protein smoothie is easy to digest and full of nutrients to keep your body happy until lunch. Not to mention it was absolutely delicious! Try this recipe and you will be hooked.

I love protein powder, I always have a place at home. This is a great way to make sure my family and I are getting the vitamins and nutrients we need. You can do more by mixing them with milk or water. I want to make a snack to keep in the fridge or freezer that is really filling and tasty. Try these quick and easy ones Protein ballsthe delicious ones Protein pancakesAnd these Protein Bars.

A close up of a protein smoothie with fresh blueberries on top.

Protein Smoothies

We’ve all burned out on repetitive breakfasts before. Nobody wants the same old thing for breakfast over and over again! With so much love overnight oats and homemade granola, if I eat them again and again, my body wants something else. Enter protein smoothies! They are the perfect solution for a quick and easy breakfast full of nutrients and the taste never gets old.

After your body sleeps for (hopefully) 8 hours, it wants to break it down quickly in the best way possible. The smoothie is easy to digest, full of nutrients the body needs to start the day, and it tastes great too. If you’re looking for a quick and tasty breakfast than this protein smoothie is the way to go! It takes 10 minutes to prepare, and can be the perfect way to fill you up without dirtying everyone else’s dishes breakfast recipes.

Protein Smoothie Ingredients

A protein smoothie is a perfect breakfast or a filling snack. There’s something very satisfying about a protein shake in the morning, and this smoothie takes a regular shake and upgrades it. It’s better for you, and it tastes better too. I like to use whey protein powder, but if you have an allergy or aversion there are many that are really good plant-based protein powders to choose from. You can find the measurements below on the recipe card.

  • Almond Milk or Milk: Any milk will work for this smoothie. Sometimes I add milk or cashews, they are all delicious.
  • Protein Powder: Use your favorite brand! There are so many brands out there, I’m sure you’ll find something suitable for your family. I prefer to use chocolate flavor, but vanilla goes with everything.
  • banana: Frozen bananas really are the key to a perfect smoothie! They blend very smoothly and make a perfectly textured smoothie.
  • Blueberries: Buy a big bag of frozen blueberries to keep in your next smoothie. They are full of vitamins and amazing taste.
  • kangkong: Spinach is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Iron. It also has a really mild taste so you can’t taste it, and you get all the benefits of eating spinach.
  • Almond or Peanut Butter: Nut butters are not only delicious, but they have a lot of proteins and fats that will make this smoothie delicious and tasty. Cashew butter is another good choice. If you don’t want to add nut butter, greek yogurt is another high-protein option.
  • ice: I find that if I add frozen fruit, I don’t usually need ice.
Process the pictures showing all the ingredients put in the blender.

Protein Smoothie Recipe

The only thing you need to know about mixing this high protein smoothie is to add the liquid first. Whether you choose non-dairy milk or just use a fruit juice like orange juice, add your liquid first. This will prevent the protein powder from sticking to the sides and sticking together. You can add granola on top to make it more like a acai bowl. The taste is absolutely amazing!

  1. Add Milk: Add the almond milk to a high-powered blender.
  2. Add other ingredients: Add the protein powder, banana, blueberries, spinach, and then almond butter.
  3. mixture: Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more almond milk if needed to help blend the ingredients. Add more almond milk and ice to reach desired consistency. I like my smoothie thicker so I put ice in it!
A blueberry protein smoothie.

Tips for Making Protein Smoothies

Protein smoothies come in all flavors and varieties. You can literally make this smoothie however you want! Here are some of my favorite variations and ways to make this protein smoothie even better for you.

  • Frozen Fruit: Frozen Banana is a MUST! It creates the best creamy texture in smoothies. I froze a bunch of overripe bananas in the freezer so they were ready to use.
  • Alternative ingredients: Replace the berries. Use strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, or mixed berries. You can add more protein by adding things like oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds, or hemp hearts.
  • Sweeteners: Make it sweeter by adding honey or agave if you like. Maple syrup is also a good choice and very tasty.

A close-up of a blueberry protein smoothie with a metal straw.

Storage of Leftovers

Everyone knows that a protein smoothie is best eaten fresh! Even after a few hours in the fridge, they start to separate and melt and don’t taste the same. This recipe makes enough for one serving, and I recommend eating it right away.

  • Add the almond milk to a high-powered blender.

  • Add the protein powder, banana, blueberries, spinach, and almond butter.

  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more almond milk if needed to help blend the ingredients. Add more almond milk and ice to reach desired consistency. I like my smoothie thicker so I put ice in it!

Serves: 1

Serving1smoothieCalories271kcal (14%)Carbohydrates23Mr (8%)protein23Mr (46%)fat13Mr (20%)Saturated Fat2Mr (10%)Polyunsaturated Fat3MrMonounsaturated fat6MrCholesterol35etc (12%)Sodium393etc (16%)Potassium575etc (16%)Fiber9Mr (36%)Sugar9Mr (10%)Vitamin A2854I.U (57%)Vitamin C16etc (19%)Calcium518etc (52%)iron2etc (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measurement methods and portion sizes per household.

course Breakfast

Food American

Keywords 5 minute, Healthy, protein smoothie