Healthy Protein Smoothie & Shake Recipes

Find healthy, delicious protein smoothie and shake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 5 stars 4
This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.
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By Hilary Meyer

Spinach-Avocado Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 5
This healthy green smoothie gets super creamy from the frozen banana and avocado. Make ahead (up to 1 day) and store it in the fridge until you need a veggie boost.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 6
Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. To make this smoothie vegan, try using unsweetened coconut beverage or almond milk in place of the dairy milk.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Anti-Inflammatory Cherry-Spinach Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
This healthy smoothie is not only delicious--it also boosts your daily dose of anti-inflammatory foods. It starts with a base of creamy gut-friendly kefir and includes cherries, which can lower the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein. Heart-healthy fats in avocado, almond butter and chia seeds deliver additional anti-inflammatory compounds to the body, while spinach offers a mix of antioxidants that sweep up harmful free radicals. Fresh ginger adds zing, plus a compound called gingerol, which preliminary studies suggest may improve inflammatory markers of heart disease if consumed daily.
By Jamie Vespa MS RD

Berry-Kefir Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 4
Get a probiotic boost at breakfast when you add kefir to your smoothie. Feel free to use any berries and nut butter you have on hand in this healthy smoothie recipe.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Spinach, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Peanut butter and banana is a classic combo that's even more delicious with the addition of tangy probiotic-rich kefir. Plus, this peanut butter banana smoothie helps you up your veggie servings for the day with a bit of mild-flavored spinach mixed in.
By Devon O'Brien

Raspberry-Peach-Mango Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 8
This healthy smoothie recipe is a gateway to the smoothie-bowl craze. Use whatever fruit, nuts and seeds you like best to make it your own. Be sure to use frozen fruit in Step 1 to yield a creamy, frosty base for the toppings.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Blackberry Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This blackberry smoothie has plenty of fresh berry flavor and sweetness from banana and honey. And with only 5 minutes from start to finish, it's the perfect breakfast for busy mornings. If fresh blackberries aren't available, feel free to use frozen in this easy and healthy smoothie.
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By Pam Lolley

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 6
Almond butter adds nutty flavor plus 7 grams of protein to this healthy, protein-rich banana smoothie.
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Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
Keeping ripe peeled bananas in your freezer means you're always just one step away from a healthy smoothie. Kefir, peanut butter and flaxmeal add protein, probiotics and healthy fats.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Mixed-Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
Smoothies are popular for breakfast, but many don't have enough calories or nutrients to be considered a complete meal. This creamy berry smoothie has the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, and will keep you satisfied until your next meal.
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By Wendy Lopez

Strawberry-Banana Green Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This green smoothie recipe is sweetened only with fruit and gets an extra dose of healthy omega-3s from flaxseeds.
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By Sara Haas, RDN
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Inspiration and Ideas

16 High-Protein Smoothies to Start the Day Strong
These creamy delights are sure to keep you refreshed and focused until lunchtime.
Mango-Almond Smoothie Bowl
Rating: Unrated 2
For this healthy smoothie bowl recipe, be sure to use frozen fruit (not fresh) to keep the texture thick, creamy and frosty.
Acai-Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Rating: 5 stars 1

For those mornings when you're looking to up your fruit smoothie game, this healthy smoothie bowl recipe is the perfect answer. Thick enough to eat with a spoon and topped with raspberries, granola, coconut and chia seeds, this healthy breakfast bowl is bursting with flavor.