My Favorite Protein Smoothie Recipes

My Favorite Protein Smoothie Recipes

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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

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. You can use any liquid you’d like. Full fat milk makes a creamier smoothie and works great in something like the purple vanilla milkshake. 

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. 

And to save you some ingredient hunting, I put nearly every ingredient I frequently use on an Amazon list

Butterfinger Protein Smoothie Recipe

Similar to the Butterfinger Proats in my Protein Oatmeal Guide, this has to be the most popular protein smoothie I have.

Macros: 211 Calories, 27g of Protein, 19g of Carbs, 3g of Fat, 4 Smart Points

Here’s what you’ll need:

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

Blend it up and enjoy!

Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie

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, 1g of Fat, 2 Smart Points

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ⅔ C (140g) Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 serving (8g) Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • 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.

Almond Joy Protein Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate, almonds, and coconut belong together. 

Macros: 235 Calories, 26g of Protein, 11g of Carbs, 10g of Fat, 4 Smart Points

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ¾ C (180 mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Almond Slices
  • 8-10 Ice Cubes

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

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie Recipe

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, 5g of Fat, 3 Smart Points

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 C (210g) Frozen Blueberries
  • 2-3 C Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp (8g) Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 12 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk 
  • 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. 

Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie Recipe

In honor of the Fred Flintstone push pop. 

Macros: 185 Calories, 29g of Protein, 14g of Carbs, 1g of Fat, 2 Smart Points

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

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Reese’s Puffs not included. 

Macros: 208 Calories, 29g of Protein, 14g of Carbs, 4g of Fat, 3 Smart Points

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (6g) Powdered Peanut Butter
  • ½ C (120mL) Unsweetened 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. 

Blueberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie Recipe

Talk about refreshing! 

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

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 

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

My Purple Vanilla Protein Milkshake Recipe

It seriously tastes like a vanilla milkshake. 

Macros: 235 Calories, 25g of Protein, 23g of Carbs, 4g of Fat, 1 Smart Point

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. And if you like this milkshake, I know you’ll dig my Tropical Protein Milkshake as well. 

Thanks for Reading!

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