Body builders aren’t the only ones who need to keep an eye on their protein intake. Everyone needs protein – it’s an essential building block for muscles, bones, and skin. Protein also helps keep you feeling full for longer. In fact, nutritionists believe that a protein-heavy breakfast can curb hunger for the entire day and help you lose weight. Eating protein after a heavy workout is believed to enhance recovery and even aid in building muscle. Looking for an easy way to add some protein to your diet? A high-protein smoothie is a flavorful way to get some much-needed protein in the morning or after a heavy training session. They’re quick, easy, and taste great.
How to Make a High-Protein Smoothie
The key to making a tasty high-protein smoothie is to find the right combination of protein sources and other ingredients. Good sources of protein include protein powder, plain Greek yogurt, hemp seeds, and nut butter. Mix one or more of these protein sources with milk, coconut milk, or almond milk (also high in protein!). Finally, top it off with some nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, but stay away from add-ins that are high in refined carbs and sugar (like flavored yogurt, fruit juice, or canned fruit). Instead, fill up the bulk of your smoothie with wholesome, fresh, and natural ingredients.
High-Protein Smoothie Recipes
Here are some great high-protein smoothie options to try:
If you’re looking for a smoothie that’s chock-full of protein without all the hassle, grab an Edible® Treat at your local store. Try a create-your-own option with fruit, like strawberry, pineapple, and banana. Then, add in some whey protein. This delicious recipe provides an instant protein pick-me-up that’s made with fresh, never frozen fruit and all-natural ingredients.
Combining the antioxidant power of fresh greens with protein from hemp hearts, this smoothie is packed with nutritional goodness. You can also add in a half scoop of protein powder for an extra protein boost.
This smoothie is loaded with vegan protein sources, including peanut butter, hemp seeds, and rice protein powder. Bananas and dates add a little sweetness for a delicious drink that’s perfect for post-workout recovery.
Clocking in at a whopping 35 grams of protein per serving, this smoothie includes just five simple ingredients – almond butter, bananas, spinach, Greek yogurt, and protein powder. It also takes just minutes to whip up.
Looking for a smoothie with four servings of fruit, two servings of vegetables, and over 20 grams of vegan protein? The husband smoothie is hearty meal replacement that satisfies even the biggest appetite, clocking in at 630 calories.
This powerhouse smoothie is loaded with protein (thanks to the protein powder and low-fat yogurt). It’s also high in antioxidants and nutritional power from kale, blueberries, flaxseed, and cinnamon. Delish!
There are 28 grams of protein in this delectable smoothie, all without protein powder. Instead, the protein comes from skim milk, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt. It also tastes just like a peanut butter cup in smoothie form.
This protein-filled smoothie tastes just like cake batter. Its simple ingredients include almond butter, vanilla protein powder, banana, and vanilla extract. Psyllium husk can be added for a digestive boost.
This smoothie is full of fresh berries and mangoes, giving it a sweet and tangy flavor. It’s also high in protein thanks to the addition of whey protein powder.
For a creamy and delicious smoothie that will keep you satisfied for hours, look no further than this strawberry smoothie. It’s high in protein without many calories – just over 200 calories per serving.
Protein smoothies are an easy go-to breakfast or after workout recovery drink. They pack in a ton of protein, all without added sugar or carbs. Plus, they’re great tasting and super satisfying. But if you’re crunched for time in the morning or after hitting the gym, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® location to grab a protein-packed smoothie from our Edible® Treats menu that’s sure to satisfy.