September 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Whether you drink it pre-or post-workout, or even when you are controlling yourself from reaching out for a packet of crisps, a glassful of an indulgent, rich, and delicious smoothie can be a nutrition game changer. Versatile enough to create out of regular grocery-store ingredients, and creative enough to pack in a variety of flavours and textures, these smoothies will help with the hunger pangs and keep your protein intake up. They are also a great way to incorporate your flavoured, or for that matter, even the flavour-less powder supplements to make the going down experience that much nicer.
Prepare one of these 50 recipes and chill in the fridge the night before, make it in the morning to complement to our monster series of post-workout breakfasts, or just pack the raw ingredients and invest in a useful portable blender to take to work. An absolute modern clean-eating phenomenon, smoothies are right up our alley of foods that boost your exercise nutrition in every manner. The best part? All of these recipes provide for your three macros spot on; talk about superb fuel for your body!
Coffee with protein? What’s not to love. This one’s going to provide you with that morning or midday caffeine hit you may crave, alongside a supplementary dose of protein powder. Packed with 25 grams of protein per serving, the main sources of the nutrient here are the protein powder and almond milk.
Loaded with 24 grams of protein, this recipe brings the goodness of oats to keep you sated and tastes delicious—almost like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, minus all the sugar and gunk. Also, the smoothie itself is rich in complex carbs, antioxidants, vitamin C and B6; a great way to get your daily essentials.
Pretty much a meal in a glass, the good part about tofu is the fact that it picks up the flavour of whatever you mix it in. So, if the blah taste factor of tofu keeps you away, try this mix rich in free-radicals fighting antioxidants, with a total of 21 grams protein.
If citrusy goodness is what you crave, this key lime pie-flavoured protein smoothie with 36 grams of protein combines fat-free cottage cheese for some serious fulfilment. You can even add your own greens like spinach to add more nutritional value.
With a whopping 42 grams of protein, this French toast smoothie doubles as a great post-workout breakfast. A dash of cinnamon or nutmeg adds a different dimension to the flavours, and yet, with 180 calories, it provides a quick meal substitute for those on the go.
You can use either fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe, and may substitute the protein powder with yogurt. With a total of 24.2 grams of protein, this refreshing tub of goodness has everything you desire from the classic dessert combo.
Another smoothie that does not use protein powder, and remains strong on the macros, this recipe relies on almond, milk, yogurt, and bananas to provide you with a strong dose of protein. With a total of 26.7 grams of protein, this is where clean eating begins.
Avocado-based smoothies usually pile on the calories. However, this skinny green juice with 18 grams of protein lets you reap benefits without tipping the scales. Replete with the nutritious advantage of superfoods such as kale and pineapple, this does so much for you than just muscle boosting.
This vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo smoothie packs in 21 grams of protein together with the health benefits of coconut oil. Crunchy coconut flakes provide texture, while the banana and coconut milk create a smooth, thick base.
Powerhouse chia seeds contain about 20 per cent protein, and this smoothie has a total of 22.5 grams per serving. We would love to take it to another level by adding whole fresh berries for a ‘smoothie in a bowl’ meal replacement.
With 18.6 grams protein per serving, this delectable combination of amino-rich almonds and juicy berries is loaded with dietary fibre. An ideal smoothie for your breakfast, this number will give you all the energy you need to kickstart your day.
This smoothie may seem like a task to prepare with its myriad ingredients. Yet, a glassful of this can address your day to day nutrition concerns with such as spinach, olive oil, dark chocolate, maple syrup, walnuts, and soy. Each serving provides 19.8 grams of protein.
Along with 37.2 grams of protein, this smoothie will also help reduce post-workout inflammation and fatigue. Simple to create and inclusive of sweet dark cherries for an extra dose of nutrients, this one is another one of those recipes you can tweak with additional ingredients.
Providing approximately 40 grams protein, this smoothie recipe contains pasteurised egg whites alongside peanut butter, baby spinach, and avocados. Its thick and creamy consistency will address even the most severe of hunger cravings.
This no-fuss, three ingredient smoothie has 30 grams of protein that makes for a filling and tasty meal in a glass. High in fibre and taste both, the extra amount of blueberries will provide folate, potassium, vitamins, and phytonutrients amongst other nutritional benefits.
If you prefer to take yours with a bit of a crunch, this great recipe bridges the gap between breakfast and blended goodness. With over 20 grams of protein and power packed with dietary fibre, this hearty bowl will set your macros on spot too.
With 32.6 grams protein, this delicious seasonal shake blends peaches and apricots together for a full flavour explosion. And this recipe provides you with a triple dose of beta-carotenes to kick start your hectic day; carrots included.
Another sunset-coloured wonder, this smoothie has a total of 17 grams protein. It uses carrot juice and bananas, and we recommend getting your carrot juice organic, or squeezing it out on your own fresh. Two different flavours, one great tasting drink.
This chai-spiced based smoothie packs in a total of 32 grams property. A perfect drink for all-day energy, or for meal replacement, we love the idea of experimenting with different brewed tea flavours till you find the one you love.
Using yogurt, organic mixed berries, and a banana and orange each, this delicious recipe provides at least 15 grams of protein; more if you add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. High in macros, fibre, and antioxidants, we would drink this anytime and anyday.
With 29 grams of protein, and a super dose of calcium and vitamin C, this melted ice-cream like smoothie is sweet with honey. Using a calcium-fortified OJ will amp its nutritional value, while the orange zest itself adds a nice zing of flavour. Smoothies don’t have to be bland!
Who doesn’t like a frosty? Bring back your childhood memories that uses xanthan gum to achieve a thick, frost-like consistency. This delicious blend contains banana, chocolate protein powder, and vanilla extract with a total of 35.6 grams protein.
With 25 grams of protein, think of this recipe as a pudding indeed. Combining strawberries, crackers, dessert mix, and bananas, this on-the-go meal will give you the energy you need all day long. It makes for a great post-workout drink as well.
Created with rich dark chocolate, flaxseeds, Greek yogurt, and a pinch of cinnamon, a serving of this recipe provides a total of 37.4 grams protein. Ideal for everyone from new moms to fitness enthusiasts, this blend brings forth a number of mature flavours.
Tasting just like its name suggests, this brownie batter protein smoothie provides 24 grams protein, and is low calorie at the same time. As with all our other recipes, replace the type of protein powder used with something more accessible.
With 21.9 grams of protein, this recipe tastes pretty much like delicious after dinner mints. Chock-full of vitamin A and delicious ingredients such as chocolate chips and maple syrup, this drink is a great way to healthily substitute those mint-chocolate cravings.
Packed with enough macros to fuel your mornings minus all that refined sugar, this oatmeal recipe has a total of 27 grams protein. Dates and cinnamon add to the taste, while the oats help you stay full until it’s time for lunch.
With 30 grams of protein in each serving, this protein smoothie uses both sliced almonds and almonds milk to increase its nutritional factor. Blended together with chocolate protein powder and shredded coconut, its different textures are a treat to your taste buds.
Loaded with 23 grams protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and omegas, this raspberry, almond, and chia blend is great for adults and kids alike. Replete with superfoods, this drink can also double as a post-workout recovery shake.
Tangy, succulent blood oranges come together in this drink that offers a perfect macro split for weight loss and energy. With 31 grams of protein and nutrient rich pomegranate seeds, this tastes as good as any cocktails you order in the bar.
A flavour combo we all love, bringing together 41 grams of protein! With soy milk and all-natural peanut butter, this protein-rich blend may be a little high on calories. Yet, as a meal replacement, they will provide you with a proper nutritional kick. You may substitute the whey with any high-quality powder.
Every once in a while, even clean eating deserves a treat. And this birthday cake smoothie with over 20 grams of protein does all that and more, what, with its paleo ingredients and optional sprinkles. With bananas, vanilla, and maple syrup, this tastes just like cake batter.
A pie in a glass, to be enjoyed either hot or cold, this smoothie packs in 35 grams of protein and a lot of warm autumn flavours. With pure pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice (cinnamon, ginger, and cloves), this is a great way to add a twist to this favourite fall dessert.
Low-calorie with 21 grams of protein, this smoothie blend works for breakfast, pre-workout, or post-workout timings. Frozen or fresh peaches, rolled oats, and cinnamon all add to its delicious taste and enhanced nutrition.
With just cantaloupe, vanilla whey, and cottage cheese, this 3-ingredient smoothie delivers a total of 46.7 grams protein! That too, at a serving size of 279 calories! Fresh, creamy, and yet so simple, this is one of the best protein smoothie recipes out there.
With 48.2 grams of protein per serving, this recipe is great for those looking to gain weight and muscle mass. Providing high levels of vitamins A and C as well, this smoothie also uses chia to enhance its nutritional benefits.
Can’t get enough of classic strawberry milkshakes? This recipe with the fruit, Greek yogurt, honey, banana, and almond milk will deliver everything that you crave for. A total of 36.5 grams protein included too!
Dessert-inspired protein smoothie blends can never get boring. And this recipe blends ‘non-beetey’ roasted beetroot puree, vanilla almond milk, Greek yogurt, and chocolate whey for a sensational drink with 39 grams of protein.
Great for those who often have an upset tum, this cherry, ginger, and lime smoothie with 19.8 grams protein makes for a soothing and refreshing drink. Very high in fibre too—with 7.8 grams—and ingredients like flaxseeds and green apple!
Mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, and coconut come together in this next ginger wonder. An absolute sensory delight, you can amp up the protein levels in it to 30 grams of more with an added scoop of whey. A pinch of cayenne will help kick start your metabolism.
Superfood matcha and nutritious pears combine together with spinach and protein powder for this green juice. Packed full of antioxidants, fibre from pear peels, and 42.4 grams protein, this recipe will deliver a needed hit of caffeine.
Incredibly filling, satisfying, and delivering 37 grams of protein, this recipe is only 250 good calories! Using peanut flour and all-natural marshmallows, it lets you enjoy a treat without hydrogenated fats and refined sugars.
With 18 grams protein, and exotic ingredients like Himalayan pink salt, cashew butter, and Mejdool dates, this smoothie blend brings together treasured foods for efficient post-workout recovery. It refuels your energy levels, while satisfying hunger cravings.
Comprising powerhouse foods like pumpkin seeds and hemp, this nutritional wonder aims at a 360-degree healing of your body. You can take its protein levels up to 34+ grams with the well-detailed substitutions included in the recipe.
With vitamin and fibre-rich greens, this simple green juice delivers 31 grams of protein. Refreshing, and very hydrating, the recipe allows you to tweak and add more ingredients. We like the idea of a topping made of green apples, and a sprinkle of spirulina.
Festive, and thick enough to eat with a spoon, this smoothie has 30 grams of protein. Made of low-fat cottage cheese and protein powder, this simple recipe is great for busy mornings. A dash of mint of will wake you right up.
Performance and energy boosting maca powder and low-calorie cauliflower rice come together in this recipe to create a silky, malted flavour. With 22 grams of protein, and a topping made of cacao nibs, this is a failsafe everyday recipe.
Filled with molasses, ginger, and cloves, your childhood snack comes alive in this smoothie with 21.2 grams of protein. The oats and yogurt in it provide substantial filling to work as a meal replacement drink, while the spices add an extra edge to the drink.
Starbucks fans would love this one. A healthier, protein-packed version of their frappuccino, this smoothie has a total of 25 grams protein. It includes cottage cheese, protein powder, and almond milk to create a thick, frothy blend.
Frozen pineapple and coconut bring tropical flavours and mask dark leafy greens! With 26 grams of protein, you have the option of using either kale or spinach. Churn it into a sorbet to enjoy as a snack on an extra hot day.
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This post was written by Breanne Lovatt