8 Protein Smoothie Recipes

8 Protein Smoothie Recipes

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I’m publishing this compilation of protein smoothie recipes in late December while sipping on a protein smoothie myself, proving smoothie season is year-round.

If you’re a smoothie fan like me, I think you’re going to dig the 8 protein smoothie recipes below. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the protein smoothies:

  1. Butterfinger
  2. Strawberry Cheesecake
  3. Almond Joy
  4. Blueberry Cheesecake
  5. Orange Creamsicle
  6. Chocolate Peanut Butter
  7. Blueberry Lemonade
  8. Purple Vanilla

8 protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Before you get to the recipes, there are a few things to know about each recipe:

You’re more than welcome to use any protein powder you’d like. For comparison, the macros for the protein powder I used in the smoothies below are 120 calories, 24g of protein, 4g of carbs, and 1g of fat. 

As far as the milk or liquid goes, you can use any liquid you’d like. Skim milk, full fat milk, almond milk, water—it all works!

And if you see whipped topping on any of the smoothies, I used the fat free Reddi Whip. Be sure to figure this into your macro calculations if you’re a tracker. 

That should be about it. Enjoy! 

My Butterfinger Protein Smoothie Recipe

You're going to love this Butterfinger smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Similar to my Butterfinger Proats recipe, this has to be the most popular protein smoothie I have.

Macros: 211 Calories, 27g of Protein, 19g of Carbs, and 3g of Fat 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp (6g) PB2 or Powdered PB
  • 2 servings (14g) Fat-Free Sugar-Free Butterscotch Pudding Mix
  • ½ C (120mL) Cashew or Almond Milk
  • 6-8 Ice Cubes (adjust to desired consistency)

Blend it up and enjoy!

My Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie Recipe

You're going to love this Strawberry Cheesecake smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Frozen strawberries are a magical ingredient that can even be used to make protein ice cream

Macros: 189 Calories, 24g of Protein, 21g of Carbs, and 1g of Fat 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ⅔ C (140g) Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 serving (8g) Fat-Free Sugar-Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • 1 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener (optional)
  • 125-150 Diet Soda (about ½ can)

Keep in mind what I said about liquids. This one always raises an eyebrow with the diet soda, which acts a bit like a leavening agent and fluffs things up a bit. Try it out and see for yourself, or you could replace it with your choice of liquid.

My Almond Joy Protein Smoothie Recipe

You'll love this Almond Joy inspired smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Chocolate, almonds, and coconut belong together. 

Macros: 235 Calories, 26g of Protein, 11g of Carbs, and 10g of Fat 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ¾ C (180 mL) Almond Milk (or your choice of low cal milk)
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Almond Slices
  • 8-10 Ice Cubes
  • ½ Tbsp Low Cal Sweetener (optional)

You can add some chopped almonds and dessicated coconut on top, if desired. 

My Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie Recipe

 You'll love this Blueberry Cheesecake smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

The beauty of using tasty ingredients like protein powder and graham crackers is that you can throw foods like spinach into smoothies without any trace of veggies. 

Macros: 350 Calories, 29g of Protein, 48g of Carbs, and 5g of Fat 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 C (210g) Frozen Blueberries
  • 2-3 C Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp (8g) Sugar-Free Fat-Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 12 oz Cashew Milk (or low cal liquid of choice)
  • 1/4 C (10g) Fat-Free Whipped Topping

If you’d like to skip out on the pudding mix, use a bit of granular sugar substitute. Or if you have it, a powdered sugar substitute like Swerve Confectioner’s sugar. 

My Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie Recipe

You'll love this Push Pop inspired smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

In honor of the Fred Flintstone push pop. 

Macros: 185 Calories, 29g of Protein, 14g of Carbs, and 1g of Fat 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ¾ C (180 mL) Light Orange Juice
  • ¼ C (57g) Vanilla Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • 10-12 Ice Cubes
  • ½ Tbsp Low Cal Sweetener (optional)

If you have the carbs available, replacing the Greek yogurt with a lower calorie vanilla ice cream works really well. 

My Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Recipe

You're going to dig this Reese's inspired smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Reese’s Puffs not included. 

Macros: 208 Calories, 29g of Protein, 14g of Carbs, and 4g of Fat 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp (6g) PB2 or Powdered PB
  • 1 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Calorie Sweetener
  • ½ C (120mL) Cashew or Almond Milk
  • 6-8 Ice Cubes  

Very similar to the Butterfinger protein smoothie, this option omits the pudding mix and keeps it strictly chocolate and peanut butter. 

My Blueberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie Recipe

You'll love this ultra refreshing blueberry lemonade smoothie and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Talk about refreshing! 

Macros: 260 Calories, 28g of Protein, 30g of Carbs, and 2g of Fat 

Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • 3/4C (140g) Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 C (240mL) Light Lemonade – I used @Simply Orange light lemonade
  • 2-3 handfuls Baby Spinach
  • 1 scoop (34g) Vanilla Protein Powder – I used Dymatize 100% whey vanilla cupcake

This protein smoothie is perfect for the warmer months when you need to cool off.

My Purple Vanilla Protein Milkshake Recipe

You're going to love this lower calorie milkshake replacement and 7 more protein smoothie recipes that are loaded with flavor, fruits and veggies, and all kinds of other good stuff. Every recipe contains simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

It seriously tastes like a vanilla milkshake. 

Macros: 235 Calories, 25g of Protein, 23g of Carbs, and 4g of Fat  

Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • 3/8 C (70g) Frozen Mango
  • 1/2 C (70g) Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 C (240mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For a creamier milkshake, swap the almond milk for a full fat milk. 

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1 thought on “8 Protein Smoothie Recipes”

  • These smoothie recipes are sooooo easy to whip up for a nice and delicious snack! I have tried the Reese’s peanut butter cup one and the butterfinger one. I don’t know which I like more. They are both pretty amazing so I recommend both!

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