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Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes - Alpha Male Nation

Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes  

No matter if you are a bodybuilder or not, a protein smoothie is a delicious and healthy drink you should try out every time you can. Studies show that protein acts as a building block for healthy bones, skin, heart, and hair. We need proteins in order to assure a proper functioning of our bodies and a protein-packed breakfast is all that we need to avoid overeating. Therefore, proteins are essential if we want to maintain a normal body weight.

Adults need 0.36 grams of protein for every pound they weigh, which means a person with 140 pounds should consume 50.4 grams of proteins on a daily basis. There is no better way to consume proteins than by eating protein smoothies that are easy and delicious. You can use your imagination in order to prepare the most delicious protein-packed smoothies or you can get inspired from different recipes.

The most used ingredients are Greek yogurt, eggs, or chia seeds. It is important that recipes have eight or more grams of protein and that are obtained from whole food sources with few ingredients. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you can use protein-packed smoothies to give you the necessary energy through the day.

We offer you 20 protein-packed delicious smoothies.

  • Roasted Strawberry Protein Smoothie

The protein source used in this smoothie is cottage cheese, dairy milk, and chia seed. If you want a flavor boost, use roast strawberries, which is a super food. You need 1-1/2 cups of fresh strawberries, quartered; 1/2 tablespoon of raw sugar, 1/3 cup reduced fat cottage cheese, 1/2 cup fat free milk, and 1 cup crushed ice and 1 tablespoon chia seeds. You can also add 6 to 8 drops of liquid stevia.

First you have to combine strawberries and sugar, then added in preheat oven to 425 °F for 12 to 15 minutes. After that put the roasted strawberries and their juice into a blender together with other ingredients and blend until smooth. You will get a creamy and delicious smoothie. Cottage cheese is perfect for those who do not like the Greek yogurt’s flavor. So, enjoy and intake important protein.

  •   Kale, Berry and Acai Super Smoothie

Super foods are the best ingredients for protein-packed smoothies. Therefore, you can use flax seed, kale, chia seeds, and hemp protein powder, with banana and berries for the perfect flavor. Mix all these ingredients and a tablespoon of acai powder, that it will boost your energy. You can add cinnamon, which is good for its special aroma, as well as for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Sunrise smoothie – perfect for a fresh day start

Blend Greek yogurt with antioxidant-rich berries, orange and banana. You need 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries, 1 frozen banana, 1 orange, peeled and segmented and 4 – 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt. The result is a special smoothie, with a perfect taste that will and vacation flavor.

  • Hot Chocolate Protein Shake

For this smoothie you need dairy milk, egg, and whey powder. You need 1/2 cup) whole milk (substitute almond or coconut milk), 1 large pastured egg, 1 rounded scoop unsweetened vanilla or plain whey protein powder (optional), 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 tablespoon raw honey or other sweetener you prefer. Mix these ingredients and add unsweetened cocoa powder, in order to get a classic hot chocolate smoothie.

This can be a healthy meal, rich in proteins, with a special taste that you will definitely love.

  • Coconut Almond Ginger Protein Smoothie

Almonds and protein powder can be combined together to prepare a healthy smoothie. For a pleasant flavor, add coconut oil, which is not only healthy, but smells amazing. It will be hard to resist to such an interesting combination of natural and tasty ingredients.

  • Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Those who love peanut butter can use it to prepare a smoothie perfect for every morning. Use peanut butter and Greek yogurt, combined with spinach. As you know, spinach contains vitamins A, C, K, fiber, calcium, and magnesium. It offers you all the vitamins you need for the entire day.

  • Oat, Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut butter, banana, flax seed, and rolled oats are all the ingredients you need for a healthy breakfast. Blend 2 cups of cold almond milk, 1 banana, cut into chunks (frozen is perfect) 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 heaping teaspoon flax seed and 2 teaspoon old fashioned oats. Blend until you get a smooth composition and enjoy the healthiest breakfast you can, with just a few super-foods.

  • Kale Cucumber Pear Smoothie

This recipe is from Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and author of The Reset Diet. You will add pier and cucumber to sweeten the smoothie, for a more refreshing taste, perfect for your breakfast. You will need 1 cup of water, a cup of kale, 1 cup of pear, 1 cup of cucumber, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 5 rows of cashews and 1 serving unsweetened vanilla whey protein powder.

We add all the ingredients in the blender and blend for about 1 minute. If you prefer a thinner consistency, just add a little water and blend for about 20 more seconds.

  • The Vanilla Smoothie

The recipe of this smoothie is from Rocco DiSpirito, bestselling author of The Pound a Day Diet. It is a rich source of protein, because it contains Greek yogurt and egg. The robotics of the yogurt assures you a healthy belly and it is easy to prepare it.

You will need 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond beverage, 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1 vanilla bean, split and pulp scraped out with a knife, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 6 packets of monk fruit extract, 1 six-ounce container of fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 fresh egg and 1 cup crushed or small cubes of ice.

This protein-packed smoothie offers you 12 grams proteins, which is great. It also contains 98.5 calories and can be your delicious and healthy breakfast. All you have to do is to blend the almond beverage together with salt, vanilla extract, vanilla pulp, monk fruit, and yogurt for about 30 seconds. After that add the egg and the ice and blend until it smooth.

  • Mango Carrot Smoothie

Mango is not only delicious, are a rich source of antioxidants and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals important for our bodies. Whole foods from this smoothie offer you protein you need to start your day.

You will need 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1.5 tablespoons almond butter, 1/2 cup of grated carrot, 3/4 cup of fresh mango and 5 ice cubes. Put all the ingredients in blender and mix them until they become smooth. This smoothie offers you 9 grams of protein and 290 calories.

It is enough to consume a smoothie like this for a nice and delicious breakfast. Try out and see how it tastes!

  • Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

This smoothie will make you feel like Thanksgiving is near. The recipe contains a mix of fall flavors. Add in your blender frozen banana chunk and some vanilla Greek yogurt. You can replace Greek regular with regular vanilla yogurt, but the protein will be lower.

For two smoothies or one big smoothies you need 1 cup ice, 2/3 cup (150g) of pumpkin puree (canned or fresh), 2 Tablespoons (30ml) of pure maple syrup, 1/2 cup (120 ml) skim milk, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for a special flavor, 1/2 cup (120g) of vanilla Greek yogurt and 1 frozen banana.

Be sure you have a strong and powerful blender and add all the ingredients to the blender, beginning with the frozen banana and vanilla Greek yogurt. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth and add more milk to make it thinner, if you think it is too thick. This protein-packed smoothie can be your delicious and healthy breakfast from Thanksgiving morning.

  • Purple Power Smoothie

Not only that this smoothie it tastes great, but it looks great, too. You can prepare this smoothie all year long, even if your favorite fruits are out of season, because you can use frozen fruits as much as you like.

You will need 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of sweet cherries, pitted and frozen (if desired), 1/2 cup of raspberries (frozen, if desired), 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen, if desired), 1/4 cup of pomegranate seed, 1 serving unsweetened vanilla whey protein powder and 5 cashews. Place all the ingredients in the blender in the order mentioned above and mix for about 1 minute. You can add a little water if you want to obtain a thinner smoothie and blend for about 20 more seconds.

  • Spinach Kiwi Chia Seed Smoothie

If you want a green smoothie with a good taste, you have to try the Spinach Kiwi Chia Seed Smoothie. You will need 1 1/2 cups almond milk, 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves, 1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen and 1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cut into chunks. You can also add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, or 2 tablespoons of wheat grass powder or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of maca powder.

Combine all these ingredients in a blender and add some seed, if you like.

  • Papaya Ginger Smoothie

For a delicious protein-packed smoothie with papaya, you will need 1 1/2 cups papaya, chilled and cut into chunks, 1 cup ice, 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped, Juice of half a lemon, 1 teaspoon agave nectar and leaves from one sprig of mint.

Blend papaya, ginger, ice, yogurt, lemon juice, agave nectar, and mint in a blender until we reach the preferred consistency. It tastes great!

  • Vanilla Matcha Avocado Smoothie

The ingredients of this smoothie are as follows: 1/2-1 teaspoon matcha powder, 1-cup almond milk, 1/2 small avocado, 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder and 2 ice cubes.

Blend the ingredients and enjoy a creamy and healthy smoothie!

  • Almond Orange Smoothie

This smoothie contains important antioxidants and vitamins. The ingredients you need are 1 cup (250 ml) vanilla-flavored almond beverage, 1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice, juice from one lemon
juice from one lime, handful of ice, 1 teaspoon (15 ml) honey. Blend all these ingredients and some Greek yogurt for protein.

  • Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Most of us love blueberry and mango. Why not include them in a delicious and healthy smoothie. You need 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1-cup mango chunks, 1-cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk, almond milk, or skim milk or water. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve the smoothie immediately.

  • C Vitamin Smoothie

If you consume this smoothie, you will combine protein with C Vitamin, which is an excellent antioxidant. You need 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks, 1/2 cup (125 ml) crushed pineapple, canned or fresh, 1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh or frozen, 1/2 cup (125 ml) non-fat Greek yogurt. Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!

  • Banana Pear Smoothie

Blend together 2 ripe of pears, pitted and coarsely chopped, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) peeled and coarsely chopped ginger root, 1 banana, 1 cup (250 ml) skim milk, handful of ice and some cinnamon. It is a good source of protein, fiber, and C vitamin.

  • Watermelon Bliss Smoothie

It is fresh, healthy, and excellent hydrator. Blend 2 cups (500 ml) of chopped seedless watermelon, 1 cup (250 ml) strawberries, 1 cup (250 ml) plain low-fat yogurt, and a handful of ice. You will get two serves, with 2 grams fat, 2 grams fiber and 8 grams proteins, but fewer calories.

  • Citrus Boosting Energy Smoothie

Do you want a boost of energy and protein? Then you need to blend 1 orange, peeled and chopped, seeds removed, 1 lemon, peeled and chopped, seeds removed, 4 spinach leaves, 2 carrots, peeled and chopped (or grated), 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) almond milk sand 1 peach, peeled and chopped. It is easy to prepare and has a remarkable taste.

All these protein-packed smoothies offer you important nutrients you need for a healthy body and mind.