105 Protein Shake Recipes

Protein Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

Protein Shake WomanHere are 105 different protein shake recipes!

Utilize all kinds of fruits, vegetables, spices, and fun ingredients like peanut and almond butter, honey, oatmeal, and flavor extracts. Whatever you have laying around probably can be used in one of these protein shakes.

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105 Protein Shake Recipes

Note: if instructions are not supplied, assume you should blend all ingredients together for a minute or so.

  1. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Protein Shake

    The original whole foods protein shake used by the Austrian Oak back in his professional bodybuilding days.

    Read about the shake here: The Arnold Schwarzenegger Protein Shake

  2. The Bad Girl

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz skim milk
    • 4-8 Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  3. Ultimate Banana Milk Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 bananas
    • 2 c. milk or water
    • 1/2 c. ice
    • 1 tsp. nutmeg
    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 2 tbsp. honey
    • 1 tsp. lecithin
    • 2 scoops of ice cream (optional)
    • Mix in blender.
  4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Supreme

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz. water
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  5. Mocha Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 6 oz. water
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
    • 6 oz.. coffee*
    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
    • *You may use 12 oz. coffee and no water for an extra pre-workout or morning kick!
  6. Frozen Chocolate Banana

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz. Water
    • 4 to 5 ice cubes
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  7. German Chocolate Cake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz. water
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon cream of coconut
    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  8. Tangerine Cream

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz. Tangerine Diet Rite
    • 4 Ice Cubes
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1 to 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
  9. Root Beer Float

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 can Diet A&W Root Beer
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 1 to 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
  10. Pineapple Blast

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 4 ice cubes
    • 12 oz. water
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  11. Pina Colada Passion

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz. water
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/3 cup Pineapple chunks
    • 2 tsp. Coconut extract
  12. Ultra Oatmeal

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 serving cooked plain oatmeal (1/2 cup precooked)
    • 1 to 1½ scoops vanilla protein powder
  13. Power Fudge: Vanilla or Chocolate

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
    • *mix together in a bowl until Ingredients & Instructions reach consistency of cake icing. May be refrigerated or frozen.
  14. Chocolate Banana Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water
    • 4 to 6 ice cubes
    • 8 strawberries
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  15. Chocolate Banana Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water
    • 4 to 6 ice cubes
    • 1 banana
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  16. Chocolate Strawberry Blast

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water
    • 4 to 6 ice cubes
    • 8 strawberries
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  17. Vanilla Banana Creamy

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water or whole (or 2%) milk
    • 6 ice cubes
    • 1 banana
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  18. Rasberry Chocolate Thick

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of whole (or 2%) milk
    • 6 ice cubes
    • 8 rasberries
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Drink or eat with a spoon!
  19. Banana Cheerio Quickfast

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • Great for a super fast morning meal
    • 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water
    • 4 to 6 ice cubes
    • 1 banana
    • 3/4 cup cup or original cheerios
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  20. Orange Creamsicle

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water
    • 4 to 6 ice cubes
    • 1 to 2 peeled oranges
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  21. Blueberry Blaster

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 to 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
    • 6 to 8 ounces of water
    • 4 to 6 ice cubes
    • 20-30 blueberries
    • Mix in a blender on medium for 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
  22. Blastoff

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 single tall espresso shot
    • 12 oz milk
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • scoop ice
  23. Juicy Lucy

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10 oz apple juice (can use orange/blend)
    • 1 scoop ice
    • 1/2 large banana
    • 4 frozen strawberries
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  24. Peanut Butter Cup

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (you can also use vanilla protein powder + 1 tbsp cocoa powder)
    • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
    • 8 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
    • 3-5 ice cubes
    • add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, whip, and serve.
  25. Berries & Cream Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
    • 1 scoop of ice
    • 1 small can of pineapple juice (cook with boiling water)
    • 1 handful of mixed berries
  26. Banana Bread Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops protein powder
    • 1 Banana
    • 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
    • 3/4 cup Kellogg’s Bran Flakes
    • 1 bottle of water
    • Sugar, Brown Sugar or Artificial Sweetener to taste
  27. Banana Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 30g protein powder (plain or vanilla)
    • 1 medium to large banana
    • 8 oz. light Soy Milk
    • 1 TBSP Linseed, Soy and Almond mixture
    • 1 tsp Golden Syrup
    • Few drops vanilla essence/extract
    • 3-4 cubes ice
    • 1 TBSP low fat natural yoghurt (optional depending on diet)
    • Throw into blender for several minutes. Great as a meal replacement or after workout snack!
  28. Orange Vanilla Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
    • 8 oz. Orange Juice
    • 4-5 ice cubes
    • 1 tsp. vanilla Extract
    • ½ banana
    • 2-3 frozen strawberries
    • 2 packets of sweetener
  29. Berry Good Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of Raspberry Yogurt and protein powder
    • 4 strawberries
    • 15 blueberries
    • 16 ounces of nonfat milk
    • 1.2 cup of ice cubes.
  30. Protein-Carb Almond Blast

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder or other protein with
    • 10-12 oz of skim milk
    • 1.2 cup of dry oatmeal
    • 1.2 cup of raisins
    • 12 shredded almonds
    • 1 tbsp of peanut butter.
  31. Strawberry Nut Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder or other protein with
    • 1 cup of fat-free strawberry yogurt
    • 6 shredded macadamia nuts.
  32. Plum Ice Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder or other protein with
    • 1 ripe plum (pitted) juice of 1 lemon
    • 16 ounces of ice water
    • 1.2 cup of ice cubes.
  33. Peppermint Oatmeal Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder or other protein with
    • 1 cup sugar free vanilla ice cream
    • 1 cup oatmeal
    • 2 cups non-fat milk
    • 1.2 cup water
    • a splash of peppermint extract!
  34. Chocolate Coffee Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • mix 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder or other protein with:
    • 1 cup of skim milk
    • 5 ice cubes
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 spoonful of instant coffee!
  35. Plum-Lemon Cooler

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla flavor protein powder
    • 1 ripe plum, pitted
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 tablespoon multi-vitamin powder
    • 16 ounces ice water
    • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  36. Wild Berry Boost

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla flavor protein powder
    • 8 raspberries
    • 4 strawberries
    • 15 blueberries
    • 16 ounces nonfat milk
    • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  37. Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops chocolate flavor protein powder
    • 1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
    • 16 ounces nonfat milk
    • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  38. Creatine Catalyst

    Ingredients & Instructions:

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  39. Peanut Brittle Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1 tbsp sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix, dry
    • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, chunky
    • 8 oz. cold water or lowfat milk.
    • 3-6 ice cubes
    • Add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, blend, and serve.
  40. The Hulk

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar-free pistachio pudding mix
    • 1 mint leaf or a few drops peppermint extract (optional)
    • 1 few drops green food coloring (optional)
    • 8 oz. cold water or low-fat milk
    • 3-5 ice cubes
    • Add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, blend, and pour into cup.
  41. Oatmeal Meal Replacement Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup dry measure oatmeal, cooked in water and cooled
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 3 dashes cinnamon
    • 1/8 c sugar free maple syrup or equivalent amount brown sugar replacement
    • 1 tbsp chopped almonds (or flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter)
    • 12 oz. water or low-fat milk
    • Add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, blend, and pour into cup.
  42. Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1 tbsp sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp imitation vanilla (or 1/4 tsp extract)
    • 1 packet artificial sweetener
    • a few dashes butter flavor sprinkles or butter-flavor extract
    • 8 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
    • 3 ice cubes
    • Add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, whip, and serve.
  43. Nada Colada Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/2 c pineapple-orange juice
    • 1/4 tsp rum extract
    • 1/4 tsp coconut extract (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)
    • 1 packet artificial sweetener
    • 4 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
    • 3-6 ice cubes
    • Add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, whip, and serve.
  44. Low Carb Nada Colada Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/2 tsp sugar-free pineapple-orange drink mix
    • 1/4 tsp rum extract
    • 1/4 tsp coconut extract (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)
    • 1 packet artificial sweetener
    • 8 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
    • 3-6 ice cubes
    • Add all Ingredients & Instructions to blender, whip, and serve.
  45. Thick Bananna Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup skim milk
    • 2 tsp. safflower oil
    • Several pieces of ice
    • 1 banana
    • 1 package of Carnation Instant Breakfast (there’s also a lo-carb mix)
      (any flavor–strawberry, chocolate, cappacino, French vanilla, chocolate malt)
    • Mix together in blender until ice is completely crushed and mixed well.
  46. Banana Delight

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 8 oz. pure water
    • 1/2 banana (frozen)
    • 2 oz. protein powder
    • 2 tsp. flax seed oil
  47. Strawberry Cheesecake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10 oz pure water
    • 8 frozen strawberries
    • 4 tbs. low fat sour cream
    • 10-15 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
    • 1.5 oz. protein powder
  48. Blueberry Dream

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10 oz. Pure water
    • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
    • 1.5 oz. protein powder
    • 2 tsp. flax seed oil
    • 15 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
  49. Fat Burning Peaches and Cream

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 8 oz. pure water
    • 1 ripe peach
    • 2 tbs. low fat sour cream
    • 8 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
    • 1.5 oz protein powder
  50. Quick Start Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 3 oranges (fresh juiced only, NOT canned or bottled
    • 6 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
    • 1 oz. protein powder
  51. Tropical Treat

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 8 oz. pure water
    • 1/2 banana (frozen)
    • 2 tbs. low fat sour cream
    • 1 tsp. coconut extract
    • 10-15 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
    • 1.5 oz. protein powder (vanilla flavor)
  52. Tropical Pleasure

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 8 oz. pure water
    • 1/2 tsp. pineapple extract
    • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
    • 1 tbs heavy cream
    • 1/2 frozen banana
    • 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein powder
    • artificial sweetener to taste (optional)
    • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
  53. Chocolate Almond Delight

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10-12 oz. pure water
    • 15 raw almonds
    • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
    • 1.5 oz protein powder (chocolate flavor)
    • artificial sweetener to taste (optional)
    • 3-5 ice cubes (optional)
    • first, blend the almonds until creamy smooth in 1/2 the water, then add the rest of the Ingredients & Instructions
  54. Chocolate Lovers

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 12 oz pure water
    • 1 tsp. pure cocoa powder
    • 2 tbs. low fat sour cream
    • 10-15 drops liquid artificial sweetener
    • 2 oz. protein powder (chocolate flavor)
    • 2 tsp. flax seed oil
  55. High Energy Shake!

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10 oz pure water
    • 10 strawberries (Fresh or Frozen)
    • 1 tbs. flax seed oil
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein powder
    • artificial sweetener to taste (optional)
    • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
  56. Super Slimmer

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 8 oz. pure water
    • 1 tbs. flax seed oil
    • 1/2 ripe peach (peeled)
    • 6 frozen strawberries
    • 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of of protein powder
    • artificial sweetener to taste (optional)
  57. Banana Almond Heavy Gainer

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10-14 oz. of milk
    • 1/2 cup raw almonds – blend with water only until creamy smooth then add…
    • 1/2 large frozen banana
    • 2 level scoops protein powder
    • artificial sweetener to taste (optional)
  58. Weight Gainer

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 14 oz. pure water
    • 2 bananas or 2 scoops YAM Power
    • 3 tbs. peanut butter
    • 6 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
    • 2 oz. protein powder
  59. Mineral Power

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10 oz. pure water
    • 1 oz. liquid ionic plant source minerals
    • 1 packet knox gelatin
    • 1 tbs. flax seed oil
    • 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein powder
    • artificial sweetener or to taste (optional)
  60. Healthy Honey Banana Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup of pure water
    • 1 big scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
    • 3/4 cup of natural yoghurt
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tsp of flax-seed oil
    • 2 tsp of honey
    • 1 tsp spirulena (optional)
  61. Rock N’ Roll Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup of pure water
    • 1 big scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
    • 3/4 cup of natural yoghurt
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tsp of flax-seed oil
    • 2 tsp of honey
    • 1 tsp spirulena
  62. Banana Almond Creme

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 Banana
    • 12 Cup Milk
    • 10 Almonds
    • 1 Serving protein powder
    • 5 Ice Cubes
  63. Fruit Smoothie

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops protein powder strawberry
    • 4 large strawberries
    • blueberries ( a small handful)
    • water (just a few drops)
    • 1/2 C ice
    • Splenda to taste
    • Start off by crushing the ice in the blender and then gradually add the
      fruit and enough water to get it smooth. Finish off with the two scoops of
      whey and enough Splenda to make it sweet.
  64. Pineapple Power

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup of pineapple juice
    • 3 strawberries
    • 1 banana
    • 1 teaspoon of yogurt
    • 1 scoop of your choice of protein
  65. Orange And Cream Delight

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 Bottle of Orange Gatorade
    • 1 packet vanilla meal replacer
  66. Strawberry Savior

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 8 fluid ounces water
    • 1 colombo strawberry yogurt
    • 3 frozen strawberries
    • 1 teaspoon creatine powder
    • 1 teaspoon flax seed oil
  67. Vanilla Coffee Delight

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 10-12 oz. low-fat milk
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/2 cup low-fat coffee flavored ice cream
  68. Heavy Gainer

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 3 scoops protein powder (vanilla/chocolate)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
    • 8 oz. milk
    • 2 cups ice
  69. Egg-cellent Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

  70. The Best Protein Shake Ever

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
    • 10 Ice Cubes
    • 12 oz. fat free milk
    • 2 tblsp fat free vanilla yogart
    • 1 tblsp reduced fat peanut butter
    • 2 tblsp hazelnut coffee
    • 1/8 cup caramel ice cream topping
  71. Peanut Butter And Banana Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 100g almond flakes
    • 1 table spoon peanut butter
    • 500ml skim milk
    • half banana
    • 1 table spoon honey
  72. The Best Overall Tasting Homemade Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 16 oz. skim milk
    • 2 cups no-fat cottage cheese
    • 3 scoops whey protein powder (vanilla)
    • 1/2 cup non-fat, reduced-sugar vanilla yogurt scoop of your favorite fruit
      (I like frozen strawberries & banana)
    • Splenda or Sweet-n-Low to taste (about
      2 packets)
    • Handful of Ice
    • Blend together and chill. Makes 3 two-cup servings.
  73. Snickers® Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 3 Snickers® Bars
    • 4 eggs
    • 3 cups milk
    • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
    • Chop the candy into cubes. Add the milk, eggs, then mix; add the evaporated milk and mix.
  74. Butterfinger® Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 3 Butterfinger® Bars
    • 4 eggs
    • 3 cups milk
    • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
    • Chop the candy into cubes. Add the milk, eggs, then mix; add the evaporated milk and mix.
  75. Muscle Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 c. lowfat milk
    • 1/2 c. plain lowfat yogurt
    • 1 banana, sliced
    • 2 tbsp. protein powder
    • 6 strawberries, sliced
    • 1 tsp. wheat germ
    • 1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
    • 1/4 c. natural berry juice
    • Pinch of nutmeg or carob powder
  76. Ginger Bread Man

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 packet of vanilla protein powder
    • 1 graham cracker
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 capful vanilla extract
    • 12oz. of water
    • 4 Ice Cubes
    • Blend 45 seconds
  77. Creamy Coffee Ice Cream

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 packet of vanilla protein powder
    • 13 oz ice cubes
    • 3 oz water
    • 2 tsp ground coffee
    • Blend the ice cubes until you get a snow. Add the protein, the ground coffee, the water and blend for 5-10 minutes to a smooth consistency. Freeze 30 – 60 minutes for thicker ice cream.
  78. Apple Pie Delight

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 packet of vanilla protein powder
    • 1 peeled and cored apple, cut into pieces
    • 1 1/2 cups of milk
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 5 Ice Cubes
    • Microwave the apple pieces for 2 minutes on high.
    • Add all ingredients to blender, puree for 30 seconds.
  79. Chocolate Banana Chunk

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 3 bananas
    • 6 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa/hot chocolate powder
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
    • 4 1/2 cups milk
    • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk or powder milk
    • Pour the milk into blender, add 3 of the eggs and mix.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix.
    • Add 2 bananas and 3 tablespoons of evaporated milk and mix.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 3 eggs and mix.
    • Add remaining banana, 2 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter creamy or chunky, whatever suites your taste, and mix.
    • This shake is for bodybuilders or athletes; NOT for couch potatoes.
  80. Fruit and Fiber Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 c. nonfat milk or apple juice
    • 1/2 fresh banana
    • 3-4 fresh or frozen strawberries or 1/3 c. blueberries or peaches
    • 1 tsp. wheat germ or bran
    • 1-3 tbsp. protein powder made from milk & egg
    • A few ice cubes if fruit isn’t frozen
    • Combine all in blender. Whip until smooth and thick.
  81. CINNAMON MOCHA PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop of protein powder
    • 1 cup of 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or soy milk
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar free chocolate Carnation instant breakfast, sugar free cocoa, or 1 tbsp. of sugar free Hershey syrup
    • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 tsp.
    • decaffeinated instant coffee
  82. DREAM CREAM PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

    Ingredients and Instructions:

    • 1 scoop of protein powder
    • 1/4 cup of orange Gatorade or orange Crystal Light
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, Soy milk
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free vanilla Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1 tsp. orange flavoring (optional)
  83. BANANA SPLIT PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop of protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free vanilla or chocolate Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1/2 banana
    • 2 cubes of fresh pineapple or 1 slice canned pineapple in its own juice
    • 1-2 strawberries fresh or frozen
    • 3 ice cubes
  84. CHOCOLATE MOCHA MINT PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop of protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free chocolate Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1 tsp. instant decaffeinated coffee
    • 2 drops of peppermint extract
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, Soy milk
    • 2 ice cubes
  85. KEY LIME PIE PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free vanilla Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1-2 tsp lime juice
    • 1 graham cracker (2-3 small squares)
    • 2-3 ice cubes
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
  86. STRAWBERRY BANANA FROST MILK SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free strawberry Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1/2 banana and 1-2 fresh or frozen strawberries
    • 2-3 ice cubes
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
  87. EGGNOG PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free vanilla Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1/2 tsp. allspice
    • 1 graham cracker (2 small squares)
    • 2-3 ice cubes
    • 1 tbsp. sugar-free vanilla Coffee Mate creamer
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
  88. TROPICAL FRUIT BREEZE PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free strawberry Carnation instant breakfast
    • 2 slices of frozen peaches
    • 2 chunks of fresh pineapple
    • 3 ice cubes
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
  89. PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop of Anywhey powder
    • 1/2 cup low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
    • 2 fresh or frozen strawberries or any other fresh or frozen berries
    • 1/2 banana
    • 3 ice cubes
    • 1/4 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
    • 1 packet Splenda or any other sugar substitute desired
  90. HAZELNUT MOCHA CAPPUCCINO SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of both vanilla and chocolate sugar-free Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
    • 3-4 drops of Hazelnut mocha sugar-free flavoring
    • 2 tsp. of decaffeinated instant coffee
    • 2-3 ice cubes
  91. SNICKERS BAR MOCHA PROTEIN SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/2 cup cold coffee
    • 1/2 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
    • 3-4 drops of sugar-free caramel flavoring
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free chocolate Carnation instant breakfast
    • 3 ice cubes
    • 1 tsp. butternut flavoring extract
  92. BUTTERMILK FRUIT SHAKE

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup frozen fruit
    • 1tsp vanilla flavoring extract
    • 1 packet of Splenda or any other sugar substitute
  93. Boysenberry Smoothie

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen boysenberries
    • 1 cup plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt
    • 1/3 cup 100% apple juice
    • 3-4 ice cubes
  94. Frozen Fruit Glaze Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1/4-1/2 packet of vanilla sugar-free
      Carnation instant breakfast
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
    • 1/2 banana
    • 2-3 frozen or fresh strawberries
    • 2-3 ice cubes
  95. Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Shake

    Ingredients and Instructions:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 1 cup 1%, skim, Lactaid, Rice, or Soy milk
    • 1-2 tbsp. Skippy Natural peanut butter
    • 1/2 banana
  96. Holiday Pumpkin Spice Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 8 oz. water
    • 1 Tbsp. Flax oil
    • 1 Tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 Tsp. Splenda Brown Sugar
    • 8 oz. Yogurt
    • 4-6 ice cubes
  97. Dreamsicle

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2-3 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • Seeds from half a length of real vanilla bean
    • 1 Tsp. Vanilla extract (real not imitation)
    • 4 oz. water
    • 6 oz. Orange juice + zest from half orange
    • 3 Tbsp Whipping cream (heavy cream, not from can)
    • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (or frozen vanilla yogurt)
    • Ice cubes at end to add desired consistency
  98. Mango Madness

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2-3 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 1/2 to 1 cup mango pieces frozen or freshly sliced natural mango
    • 1 cup Brown Cow Vanilla cream top yogurt
    • 1 Tbsp Flax seed oil
    • 6-8 oz water
  99. Tropical Protein Pina Colada

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2-3 scoops vanilla low carb protein powder
    • 4 oz water
    • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks (canned in water, or fresh) – freeze them for icy texture
    • Coconut milk or coconut extract (again, from a can for more fat or extract for low cal)
    • 1/2 cup 2% milk + 1/2 cup pineapple low carb drink (like Diet V-8 tropical)
    • 4-6 ice cubes
  100. Fruity Carbohydrate High Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 banana (cut in pieces and frozen)
    • 4-6 whole strawberries (from frozen berry package)
    • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt (or Brown Cow cream top for more calories)
    • 1 cup orange or pineapple juice
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  101. PB&J Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 8-12 oz water (add 1% milk if you want a little creamier texture)
    • 1 Tbsp. Natural (smooth) Peanut Butter
    • 1 Tbsp. Flax oil or Flax meal
    • 1 Tsp. No sugar Strawberry Jam
  102. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
    • 2 Tbsp Whipping Cream (heavy cream, not cream out of a can)
    • 1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
    • 12 oz. water
    • 1 Tbsp. Flax Meal
    • 4-6 ice cubes
  103. Carnation Protein Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup skim milk
    • 2 tsp. safflower oil
    • Several pieces of ice
    • 1 banana
    • 1 package of Carnation Instant Breakfast (regular or low-carb)
  104. The Balanced Meal Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 serving vanilla or chocolate protein powder
    • 1 banana
    • 1 Tbsp sugar-free pudding mix or 2 Tbsp regular pudding mix
    • 3 oz. carrot
    • 1 oz. raw spinach
    • 3/4 cup ice

    Blend everything but the ice until smooth. If it’s not sweet enough, add a packet of stevia. Then add the ice and blend again until smooth.

  105. The Balanced Meal Weight Gain Shake

    Ingredients & Instructions:

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 serving vanilla or chocolate protein powder
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tbsp sugar-free pudding mix or 2 Tbsp regular pudding mix
    • 3 oz. carrot
    • 1 oz. raw spinach
    • 3/4 cup ice
    • 1/2 cup oatmeal

    Blend everything but the ice until smooth. If it’s not sweet enough, add a packet of stevia. Then add the ice and blend again until smooth.

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This list compiled from a bunch of sites including:

Bodybuilding.com
CriticalBench.com
EnergyFirst.com
Cooks.com
MuscleMaster.com
LifeBridgeHealth.org

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118 Responses to “105 Protein Shake Recipes”

  1. I really don’t have the nutritional information for most of these. Some are so simple that you can probably figure them out in your head. It would take me far to long to compile that info for all these recipes, so you won’t be seeing it anytime soon. Sorry.

  2. I haven’t mentioned which shakes are weight gainers or weight losers. Some of them make mention of ‘skinny’ or ‘gainer’ or some other tell-tale word. Otherwise look at the ingredients. If it has a fatty ingredient like oil, cream, weight gainer powder, peanut butter, etc… OR a high sugar ingredient, than it’s a weight gain shake. Otherwise it’s either a plain protein shake or a weight loss shake.

  3. Chris:
    Protein and fat is good for lean muscle gain, while protein and carbs is good for an overall ‘bulking’ phase. You might also choose P&C pre workout or post weight training workout, which you might choose P&F in the morning, before or after a cardio workout, at night, or if you are on a low carb diet.

  4. Two Questions: 1) Do you take a Super Greens type supplement, and if so, have you found ANYTHING that makes the taste and consistency more bearable? I’m having a hard time getting it down and have heard that smoothies or juice might be a good option.
    2) Any suggestions on a brand of blender to make good smoothies, shakes, etc? Willing to invest if it’s really good. Thanks!

  5. Danielle:
    1) I don’t take Super Greens, sorry.
    2) I’m not 100% sure which blender I have, in fact I haven’t used it in a year or so.

    Tyler:
    People do use raw eggs, but they shouldn’t. There’s really no need to put raw eggs in protein shakes or anything else unless you’re going to cook it.

  6. I add cooked egg whites (hard-boiled) to my protein shakes. As long as you add a banana and some frozen fruit you can’t taste the eggs.

    8 oz Soy milk
    1/2 cup frozen peaches
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    1 large banana
    Hard-boiled eggs (no yolk)
    –> 1 egg = 7g protein

    It’s incredibly easy to change the flavor and texture depending on personal taste. Just substitute different fruits, maybe add some juice, or other flavored soy milk (chocolate, strawberry, coffee, etc).

  7. As far as taking a Greens supplement, I’ve tried Greens+ out of Cananda, and the only way I can get it down is through a smoothie, and even still it’s awful. I’ve found that peanut butter masks the taste of it. My friend likes it with blueberries and peanut butter, but I prefer it with strawberries, or even mixed fruit with peanut butter. To me, the thicker the shake, the better. Maybe try it with bananas and peanut butter and chocolate whey. Chocolate seems to mask it better than vanilla too.

  8. Stephanie: Greens supplements seem to ruin everything. I frequently enjoy acai beverages, as you may know, but anything containing acai mixed with greens always tastes nasty. You should definitely attempt to mask your greens with flavor-heavy ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate. Maybe you should switch to low-sodium V8 juice. =)

  9. Awesome!! Thanks, now I can add some life to my post workout protein shake or even a great quick morning breakfast!!
    Would you recommend, though, the egg shakes for me? (I am a girl, 18 and building muscle with the goal of decreasing fat loss from my body, no intentions of gaining weight at all tho!)

  10. I have been reading some of the questions and the one that really caught my eye was Danielle’s regarding super greens. I use to take a product called Barley Green by Aim, and I just took it in Apple juice, it was quite pleasant tasting though. I am not familiar with Super Greens however, so it may have a stronger taste. I always found Barley Green tasted like hay smells, if that makes any sense to you.

  11. Very nice recipes!
    Actually, I am 27 years old and have started working out around 4 months ago with a target of gaining weight of about 10 lbs. But till now there is no much change in weight except some cuts in my muscles. I was just wondering if I need extra protein to gain weight. Please suggest.

    • Moon:
      If you are working out and getting cut, you need to increase calories. I suggest increasing protein until you are at 1 lb of protein per lb of DESIRED bodyweight. Once that is done you can start to add complex carbs before and after your workouts, make sure you eat breakfast, and make sure you are eating every 3 hours throughout the day.

  12. Steve:
    Thank you very much for nice suggestion. I will try to follow that through. Just one confusion regarding the line “I suggest increasing protein until you are at 1 lb of protein per lb of DESIRED bodyweight.”. Highly appreciate your explanation.

    Also, it would be nice, if you can tell what kind of foods shall I take in each meal.

  13. My protien shakes turn out very frothy. I use EAS Premium Protien Powder and Champion Low Carb Pure Whey. Is it the protien powder or the blender Im using, or is the frothiness just the nature of the beast.

  14. the best way i found to make a smoothie is a fruity one…..

    handfull of ice
    5-10 frozen strawbarrys
    1 packet of sweetleaf
    1 cup of cranberry juice
    squirt of lemon juice
    2 scoops of vinella protein powder

  15. Some really solid recipies here.
    However…
    I was wondering how much more effective these shakes would be with a 50mg liquid dbol floater in them-
    My big brother and his bro’s all do this and they are encouraging me to follow…
    a.) what shake recepie would complement the dbol best? (tastyness and effectiveness)
    b.) do you think one of these every day from now until summer will help me make football tryouts?
    Thanks a bunch,

    Matty D

    • Matty D: I don’t advise you to take dbol at all. You should be at least 21 years old and should have attempted to max out your natural physical potential before ever thinking about steroids. I know it’s not fair if other people are using them to make the football team, but I don’t advocate any of it. If you lift heavy and often, eat a ton of food, and use the right legal supplements, you should still be able to make impressive gains – especially if you are a teenager.

      Want to make football tryouts? Study, practice, lift heavy, eat protein, sleep 8 hours every night, and limit the summer partying with your friends, or at least avoid drugs and alcohol.

  16. MattyD-
    I was in the same boat (yacht) u were brah.
    Kids told me i looked like ryan sheckler, at that point, i felt my choices were limited.
    I drove a Cobalt SS, there was no other option, i had to take dbol.
    Seemed like i had everything, hot girls big muscles, fast whip.
    But when i stopped taking it, my life seemed to crumble, lost everything.
    Now i drive a malibu and i use about 35mg of TrimSpa in each of my protien shakes. I may have a bit of gyno (manboobs) from the dbol, but id rather live a trimspa life.
    Lesson learned, you dont have to drive the SS cobalt to make the football team. you can just drive a malibu, sit on the sidelines, and have just as much fun.
    i made the team every year, i might have been a back up qb and long snapper, but it was worth it in the end.
    Now i have a kitten and the girl of my dreams.
    – Squealz

  17. I like to drink a protein shake with two scoops of protein some kind of fruit and a scoop of folgers coffee grounds. It makes me feel awsome and my workouts go great I feel like i am on the juice. Am i hurting my insides if i do this regularly? Should i be worried healthwise?

  18. These sound wonderful and something I can handle. I am starting a weight loss program and know that Protein is of the utmost importance. Are the recipes female friendly, or would you recommend tweaking them a bit?
    Thanks so much

  19. Steve, Recently you recommended me to try the “Fat loss for men
    diet with HIIT training” and it seems to be a good workout but
    ive always wondered about all the routines seem to have upperbody
    and lower body mixed in on the same day.I always have been taught
    as well as heard,that you should really do upperbody and lowerbody
    on seperate days.Could you give me some insight as to why those
    workouts are combined on the same day and are they ok to do that
    way?

    • I enjoy full body workouts because you can train frequently. You will never ‘destroy’ any given muscle with full body training, so most muscles are recovered enough to train again withing 48 hours. Upper and lower body splits are great too.

  20. On a day where I know I am going to need hydration, electrolyte replacement, and a boost of protien I like to mix Nectar’s Road Side Lemonaide Protien Mix with an Orange Gatoraide G2 (low-sugar).

    I love the flavor of this stuff, it mixes sooo easily, and it has a higher protien level than a lot of the other powders I look at.

  21. 95. “Poor Man’s Breakfast” (Patent Pending)

    1 scoop Whey (any flavour)
    1 glass water (tap, filtered, bottled)
    Put in shaker cup, shake and try not to spill on baggy, striped weightlifting trousers
    24g of protein, 120 calories, 0 fat

  22. Steve, I do water aerobics 3-4 days a week, walk on the treadmill 3 days a week and lift weights 3 days a week. I am really trying to loss weight. (100-150) is what I want to lose. Is it ok for me to make protein shakes for meal replacements, Breakfast, lunch, a salad with protien for dinner, and two small snacks like string cheese will this work for me or against me. I just want to lose and tone.
    Please help,
    Tiffany

  23. While we’re in the 94 Protein Shake Recipes | Project Swole zone, With fresh herbs, the flavor is more subtle than dried herbs, so you would need to add more. Only add the fresh herbs just before the end of the cooking process, then let simmer for another five minutes. This short cooking time is needed for fresh herbs to keep their delicate flavor.

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