6 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes

There’s nothing like a good dose of protein to help you recover from a crazy workout. It also boosts muscle growth and gives you the energy you need to get through the rest of your day.

What better way to get your protein fix than with a delicious protein shake? Not only are shakes the most convenient and nutritious way to get your daily dose of protein, they’re also quite simple and straightforward to make.

Interested in boosting your workout with a smoothie? Today, Evolve Daily shares 6 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes:

1) Banana Oat Protein Shake

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This shake provides potassium to give you the energy boost you’ll need for your martial arts class. It’s perfectly fine to have it before class too – it will help sustain your blood sugar and prevent those pesky muscle cramps.

     Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 ice cubes

Source: DailyBurn

 

2) Kale, Berry, Açai Power Shake

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The antioxidants in the berries and açai gives you energy and protects you from catching the common cold. Not a fan of green shakes? The banana and berries will definitely mask the taste of kale!

      Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 of a cup of blueberries
  • 1/3 of a cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 a cup of kale leaves (remove the hard parts of the stalks)
  • 1/4 of a cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of acai
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 ice cubes

Source: Deliciously Ella

 

3) Sunrise Shake

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Sipping on this shake will definitely take you back to your last weekend in Bali, with its tropical flavors and whimsical colors. The greek yoghurt provides the protein while the fruits give you all the vitamins and fiber you need to stay fit!

      Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 4 – 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 4 ice cubes

Source: Iowa Girl Eats

 

4) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

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If you’re a fan of chocolate, this shake will definitely seem more like dessert than a nutritious smoothie. Rich in vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese, peanuts definitely have their share of nutrients. They’re also a great source of mono-saturated fats and antioxidants.

       Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened peanut butter
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Source: DailyBurn

 

5) Almond and Cookie Butter Shake 

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A perfect blend of the cinnamon-goodness of cookie butter and the smooth creaminess of almond butter, this shake is as delicious as it sounds!

       Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • ¼ cup of gluten free Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of almond butter use what you like
  • 2 tablespoons of cookie butter

Source: Honest Cooking

 

6) Strawberry Banana Quinoa Shake

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A complete protein and a great alternative to wheat, quinoa is also a source of fiber, iron, and magnesium. Paired with strawberries, banana, vanilla and almond milk, this shake is the perfect meal replacement.

     Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 (6 oz) low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat germ
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (if you have fresh, freeze them first)
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla almond milk (such as Pacific brand, much less calories than others)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon xantham gum, optional (for a thicker smoothie)

Source: Noble Pig

 

So tell us, which of these delicious protein shakes will you try today?

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