Start Your Day the Right Way with These 5 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes

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Protein shakes aren’t just for bodybuilders and hardcore athletes! These 5 delicious protein shake recipes will give you the boost of protein necessary to help you gain muscle and shed those stubborn love handles. Not only are they going to help you achieve your body goals, but they will provide you with an amazing source of slow-release energy to fuel your day and keep you full until lunch.

5 Simple But Delicious Protein Shake Recipes

After some protein shake recipes that are not only super simple to put together, but also pack a punch? As you’ll learn, getting your protein fix doesn’t need to be a chore—and it can be delicious too! Keep reading to discover 5 recipes you can make at home that you’ll wonder how you did without.

Chocolate Mint

Chocolate mint is a classic flavor combination and this variation brings together the amazing health benefits of mint and protein, giving you a delicious, distinctive protein shake. This shake may taste like mint chocolate, but it is low sugar and the amazing flavors come from natural cocoa powder and cacao nibs, rather than sugary chocolate syrups!

Just blend the following ingredients:

  • 1-2 scoops protein powder (preferably chocolate or vanilla)
  • A handful of ice (crushed or cubes)
  • 350ml Chocolate almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 150ml water

Banana-Spinach Shake

This might not be the most glamorous shake, but it has a beautiful, creamy texture and amazing nutritional value. By mixing one of the tastiest sweet fruits with one of the most nutritionally-dense green vegetables, you can get the amazing taste of a banana milkshake with less sugar, more protein, and all the vitamins and minerals you need to start your day.

Simply blend the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (either chocolate, vanilla or strawberry)

Iced Coffee Protein Shake

If you need a real pick-me-up in the morning, consider swapping out your regular cup  of joe for this iced coffee protein shake. Combining complete nutritional support with a healthy helping of coffee, this protein shake will combat tiredness and fatigue while giving you the calories and nutrients to fuel your day. If you have a big day ahead of you, either due to hard training or a long day at the office, this shake is a great choice.

Brew a cup of black coffee and let it chill (you can do this the night before if you have a tight schedule), then blend with the following ingredients:

  • A handful of ice (cubes or crushed)
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1-2 scoops of protein (preferably chocolate, vanilla or coffee flavored
  • 1 cup of milk

Peanut Butter Shake

Natural, unprocessed nut butter is one of the best sources of healthy fats you can include in your diet, with plenty of good calories and some of the most important fats such as omega-3s. If you’re looking for a delicious nut butter shake that gives you hours and hours of healthy energy, this is the shake for you.

Just blend the following ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder (preferably vanilla or chocolate)
  • 500ml water
  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 handful of spinach or kale

Greek Yogurt Shake

If you’re a health and fitness enthusiast, you’ll have heard of the amazing health benefits associated with Greek yogurt. This shake combines the amazing texture and nutrition of Greek yogurt with some fantastic fruits and honey to provide a healthy, creamy, indulgent shake with plenty of protein and complex carbs to prepare you for the day ahead. This is a healthy, complete breakfast in a single delicious shake.

Just blend the following ingredients:

  • 350ml low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder (preferably vanilla or banana flavor)
  • 40g rolled oats
  • 250ml water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A handful of spinach, or a teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • ½ banana, chopped
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These protein shakes are a great way to supercharge your morning and start the day with delicious, nutritious breakfasts, even on-the-go. Try out each of these shakes and see the results for yourself, from improved weight loss to more muscle and improved health.

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