25 of the tastiest Protein shake recipes we found on the internet!
For me, one of the hardest parts about eating healthy is avoiding sweets. Protein shakes are a great way to compliment your workout routine while also satisfying a sweet craving with a lower sugar and lower calorie option. Here I’ve collected 25 different protein shake recipes for you to try!
One thing to keep in mind with these recipes is that they are adjustable! You can totally substitute for different types of milk or brands of protein powder. ( Affiliate link to the protein powder I love!!) These recipes can provide a framework for how to craft your favorite flavors into an enjoyable protein shake.
Note: To see the full recipe for each flavor, click on the bolded heading.
1) Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
If you like Reese’s, you’ll love this protein shake. It combines chocolate and peanut butter to offer a protein shake just as good as any candy bar.
2) Chocolate Protein Shake
Looking for something simple? Chocolate is a go-to flavor that anyone can enjoy. And only 293 calories per serving! (click here for the chocolate shake)
3) Vanilla Protein Shake
Vanilla is another pretty standard protein shake flavor. You can leave it as it is or dress it up with your favorite fruit, nut butter, or other flavoring. This vanilla shake is 237 calories!
4) Cake Batter
When I bake I love to take a little taste of the batter. Who doesn’t? If you’re also a fan of batter, try this cake batter protein shake!
I’m a sucker for cheesecake, but it is such a high calorie dessert. This strawberry cheesecake shake is a great alternative with just 176 calories per shake.
6) Pumpkin Pie
During the fall months, I really enjoy pumpkin flavored recipes. If you are looking for a festive flavor or just want to switch things up, this pumpkin shake is a fun option with 319 calories.
Similar to the pumpkin pie flavor, cinnamon is another flavor that makes me think of the holidays. Trade out your cinnamon rolls for this cinnamon protein shake!
Some protein shakes can feel really heavy or thick. This orange protein shake is a lighter, citrusy alternative with just 245 calories.
Bananas are a pretty common ingredient for protein shakes. If you want to amp up the banana flavor, try this banana cream pie flavored protein shake.
10) Oatmeal Cookie
Oats are a simple way to help thicken a shake. As long as you use a good blender, they can be incorporated really well into the mix. For 291 calories you can enjoy one of these awesome oatmeal cookie protein shakes.
This recipe uses chocolate graham crackers to recreate the beloved cookies and cream flavor in a healthier way. For those that are really calorie conscious, this is a great recipe. Each shake has only 158 calories!
12) Strawberry Shake
This is a simple and sweet strawberry flavored protein shake that is super easy to throw together and has just 202 calories per serving!
13) Lemon Cream Pie
Swap out your piece of pie for a protein boosting shake! This recipe is 340 calories per lemon cream pie shake. This might sound like a high calorie shake option, but the protein it contains will help give you sustained energy!
14) Peach Cobbler Shake
While I’m sure you could try using canned peaches, this recipe calls for fresh ones. Because of this, it might be best as a seasonal shake you incorporate into your routine. That way you can use fresh, juicy peaches for this peach shake when they are best!
With just 6 ingredients, this Key lime protein smoothie is a quick and easy one to throw together. Not only that, but each smoothie has just 169 calories!
16) Protein Apple Pie
A nice feature of this Apple Pie protein recipe is that you can choose which kind of apple to use. Often Granny Smith apples are used in pies, but you can control how sweet or tart the shake is based on the apple type you add!
17) Chocolate Strawberry Shake
Chocolate covered strawberries are definitely a guilty pleasure! Enjoy this Chocolate strawberry protein shake with all the pleasure and none of the guilt. AND good news is, you don’t even need fresh strawberries. You can use frozen ones and still get that amazing strawberry flavor.
Chocolate is definitely one of my weaknesses. I love just about anything with chocolate. With just a few ingredients you can whip up one of these brownie batter protein shakes. It only has 200 calories!
Protein shakes are a great opportunity to mix in some greens or mild flavored veggies. I know some popular ones for green protein shakes or smoothies are spinach, celery, carrots, or avocado. This one uses a mix of spinach and other ingredients to bring you a vibrant protein shake that’s just 270 calories!
20) Blueberry Shake
This may sound hard to believe, but this shake only needs 4 ingredients! In 5 minutes or less you can have a refreshing, smooth blueberry protein shake to keep you going for the next few hours.
21) Red Velvet Cheesecake Shake
This recipe uses some cocoa powder and sugar free pudding mix to recreate that red velvet flavor shake that so many people love. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, try this protein shake!
22) Mixed Berry Shake
One of the difficult parts of eating a healthy lifestyle is having fresh ingredients on hand. A nice aspect of this recipe is that it uses a blend of frozen berries. This way you can still get all those nutrients, even if berries aren’t in season. Have a berry smoothie for 196 calories!
23) Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Peanut butter banana is an age old combo, and that is because it is so tasty! One thing to note about this recipe is that it is higher in calories. (336 calories per serving) This is mainly because peanut butter is a higher calorie ingredient due to its natural fats. No fear though! This high-packed protein shake will provide long lasting energy and great taste.
24) Mint Chocolate
What are your thoughts on mint and chocolate? Some people love it, and others hate it. If you’re a fan, try out this mint chocolate chip protein shake. It uses actual mint leaves to get that pure mint flavor!
Looking for a sweet, low calorie protein shake recipe? You’ve come to the right place! This salted caramel recipe has only 160 calories!
I just want to say good for you for seeking out these recipes for healthier eating habits! When it comes to feeling good in your body, maintaining a nutritious diet is just as valuable as working out. So whether you’re looking for a shake to compliment your workout routine or just wanting a lower calorie dessert/snack, these shakes are sure to help you meet your goals!