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4 of our Best Healthy Protein Smoothies

Audrey Herndon | Jul 9 2021 | Tags: Recipes, Health & Wellness

If you’re looking to boost your protein intake you can add protein-rich whole foods or protein powders to your healthy protein smoothies.

Proteins to add to your smoothie include whey and vegan chocolate, or vanilla-flavored protein powders, whole milk, cashew milk, and Greek yogurt. These are four of our best easy healthy smoothie recipes with protein. You can make these smoothies even more delicious and convenient by using a SmoothieBox flavor of your choice.

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Recipe 1: Protein Berry Smoothie

This healthy protein smoothie is full of healthy fats, proteins, and phytonutrients. It can be a healthy start to your day or a filling midday snack. You can have it on the go or for a quick rush of energy during your workout session.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 500 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whey protein
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Prep instructions

Blend all smoothie ingredients into a smooth consistency and serve in two glasses. Stir in chia seeds and top with fresh mixed berries.

Recipe 2: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Cherries are rich in nutrients that can ease muscle soreness after an intense workout session. Their deep fruity flavor makes them the best chocolate smoothie additive and is sure to give you an instant energy boost.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 530kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pitted sweet dark cherries
  • 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop whey

Prep instructions

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency. Serve and garnish with fresh pitted cherries and sesame seeds.

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Recipe 3: Double Choc Mint Smoothie

This healthy protein smoothie contains different milk products and cacao nibs that give it a creamy and chocolatey texture for a quick energy fix without overloading your calorie intake. It’s easy to prepare with yummy ingredients.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 292 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 tbsp plain cocoa powder
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp scoops whey
  • 1/2 cup of ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Prep Instructions

Blend all the ingredients at high speed while adding water as required as you check your smoothie consistency. Serve while cold and garnish with grated dark chocolate, grated coconut, and fresh mixed berries. Enjoy your double choc mint smoothie with your favorite snack.

Recipe 4: Coconut Almond Protein Smoothie

Using coconut flakes and dark chocolate almond milk makes your smoothie extra tasty. And adding a scoop of almond butter makes it extra creamy. Prepare this quick healthy protein smoothie and enjoy it as a dessert or as part of your breakfast.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 415 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp scoops whey protein
  • 1 tbsp scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate Greek yogurt

Prep Instructions

Blend your ingredients till smooth and creamy while adding water to the consistency you want. Garnish your smoothie with sesame seeds, coconut flakes, fresh berries, and whipped cream.

Add a protein boost to your smoothie

Our whey and vegan proteins are the perfect nutrient-rich addition to your smoothie to provide fuel for the day, and support post-workout recovery.

Adding just one scoop of protein to your smoothie allows you to adapt this recipe to create an even more well-balanced and hunger-satisfying meal.

Find out more about our vanilla and chocolate protein smoothie powders:

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Audrey is a summer intern for SmoothieBox working in the marketing and social media department. She is a rising junior at Elon University with a marketing major and strong passion for health, wellness and fitness! In her free time you can find her going for a run or at the beach with friends.

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