10 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes to Kick Start Your Day
11-09-2017 | Posted By: Chhavi | 1694 View(s)
Planning to build muscle? Well, then you must know some yummy and healthy protein smoothie recipes that can give you instant energy and help you build muscle. Even if you are not a bodybuilder, drinking a glass of protein shake won’t harm you. Protein is required by our bodies to keep our skin, heart, bones and hair healthy. Also, a breakfast packed with protein foods can make you eat less and a small dose of protein after strength training helps in building and repairing muscle tissues. So, the yummiest way of adding protein to your diet is having a glass of protein smoothie for breakfast!
Here are Some Best Protein Smoothie Recipes for Breakfast
1.Peanut Butter, Oat and Banana Smoothie
Take two cups cold almond milk (you can also take soy or regular milk), one frozen banana, cut into chunks; ¼ cup peanut butter, one teaspoon honey, two tablespoons of finely ground oats and one tablespoon of flax seeds, ground into meal.
Grind flax seeds and oats into a fine powder. Then, put almond milk, banana, peanut butter, honey and ground flax seeds and oats into the blender. Blend until you see that no banana chunks are remaining. Pour into a glass and enjoy this mouth-watering smoothie.
2.Vanilla Coffee Smoothie
This is one of the best protein shake recipes that can help you build muscle and also satisfy your taste buds. To prepare this tasty smoothie, you will need one to one and a half cup of low-fat milk, two scoops of vanilla protein and half cup low-fat, coffee flavoured ice cream. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Tadaa! Your shake is ready to drink. Enjoy this with a healthy breakfast.
3.The Fresh Orange Smoothie
We all love eating oranges, don’t we? They are so refreshing and tasty. Well, you can start your day with a kick by drinking this shake.
You will need to extract juice from 3 fresh oranges and one scoop protein. Put these ingredients in a blender and blend well. Your smoothie is ready to drink! Have it with toast or a sandwich.
4.The Magic of Berries
I love eating berries, and so I tried this smoothie once, and now I am in love with it. For this smoothie, you will need one cup frozen raspberries, one cup frozen blackberries, one cup unsweetened cranberry juice, one cup brewed and chilled herbal tea, two teaspoons of fresh orange juice and one teaspoon each of ground flax seeds and fresh orange zest.
Now, once you have all the ingredients before you; simply put them in a blender and blend! That’s it; that’s what you have to do, and your delicious smoothie will be ready in no time.
5. Cinnamon and Vanilla Protein Smoothie
Are you a fan of vanilla ice cream? Well, if you are, then this smoothie is definitely for you because it contains vanilla.
Just take two scoops vanilla protein, one tablespoon sugar-free instant vanilla pudding, 1/4th teaspoon each of cinnamon and vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon butter-flavour extract and one cup water.
Now, what to do? Simply put these ingredients in the blender and blend until it forms a smooth consistency. Pour this mouth-watering smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
6. Pear and Spinach Smoothie
Now this smoothie is not just exquisite, but is highly healthy too! Drinking this smoothie on a regular basis can keep many diseases at bay and keep you energised too.
Take one cup each of spinach leaves and chopped kale leaves, ½ pear, one frozen banana, ½ cup of almond milk (you can also take orange juice o soy milk) and one tablespoon of honey. First, you need to put kale, spinach and almond milk in a blender and blend until no bits of kale remain. Then, stop the blender and add banana, pear and honey to it. Blend until it forms a smooth consistency. Enjoy this smoothie!
7. Strawberry and Vanilla Shake
Sound tasty right? Vanilla and strawberry together can make your taste buds go crazy. And to start your day with this smoothie is the best thing a bodybuilder can do.
To prepare this smoothie, you will need four scoops of vanilla whey protein, one cup water, one cup strawberry Greek yoghurt, three frozen strawberries, one scoop creatine and one teaspoon of flaxseed oil.
Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend well. Yoo hoo! Your scrummy smoothie is ready. Drink this immediately.
8.Banana, Coconut and Strawberry Smoothie
This is another protein shake that is delicious and also helps in building muscle. So, why don’t you start your day with this delicious shake? It will satisfy your sweet tooth and will also give you instant energy to start your day.
For this protein shake, you will need the following ingredients: ½ cup low-fat coconut milk, one cup of frozen strawberries, one banana, a handful of ice and ½ cup goat-milk yoghurt. Simply combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend! Your tasty smoothie is ready! Drink a glass of this to build muscle in a healthy manner.
9. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Are you scared that you won’t be able to eat chocolates while you are trying to build muscle? Well, don’t be! I know we all love chocolates and so here I bring you the yummy chocolate smoothie which can curb your chocolate cravings and also help you build muscle.
For this smoothie, you will need the following ingredients: two scoops chocolate whey protein, one teaspoon of creamy peanut butter, two cups nonfat milk and a handful ice.
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend! Enjoy this delicious smoothie and start your day feeling happy and energised.
10. Caramel Hazelnut Shake
This is again one of the best protein smoothies for those who want to build muscles, and for the rest of the people too! You just need two scoops chocolate protein, one cup fat-free milk, two tablespoons of fat-free Greek vanilla yoghurt, one tablespoon reduced fat peanut butter, two tablespoons of hazelnut coffee creamer and 1/8 cup sugar-free caramel cream topping.
Now, what to do next? The next step is quite simple; just place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend and enjoy this yummy and healthy smoothie for breakfast.
Enjoy these smoothies and build muscle in a healthy manner in a quick span of time!