10 protein smoothie you should drink regularly

Protein is one of the 3 macronutrients your body needs to survive. No meal is complete without a portion of protein. Even if you are not someone who workouts regularly, protein is still beneficial for you. And having a protein smoothie in your daily diet is the best way to consume protein. 

There are so many benefits of protein that even science backed it. From reducing hunger level to repairing muscle is full packed with benefits. Here are some of the benefits of protein:

  1. Reduce appetite and hunger level.
  2. Increases muscle repair, strength and help in muscle repair.
  3. Reduces craving and desire midnight munching.
  4. Increases the Bassal metabolic rate and stimulates fat burning.
  5. High protein intake reduces blood pressure.
  6. Helps in maintaining the bone mass.
  7. Helps the body to recover after an injury.
  8. Helps in keeping the effects of ageing in check.

 

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Now that you have seen a list of amazing benefits of protein, It’s time for some recipes packed with protein. And what can be better than some smoothies? Smoothies are easy to make, nutritious and taste amazing as well.

Strawberry orange smoothie:

strawberry orange

Everybody loves strawberries and oranges are a good source vitamin. Mix these two with some Greek yoghurt and coconut milk, There you have it an amazing smoothie packed with the goodness of protein.

Ingredients: Frozen strawberries, 0 fat Greek yoghurt, coconut (or any milk of your choice), fresh-squeezed orange juices and a pinch of stevia (sugar substitute).

How to make:

  1. Take a big blending jar, add the strawberries, Greek yoghurt, coconut milk and blend it will.
  2. Add orange juice and a pinch of stevia to the mix and blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish or serve.

Nutrution info: Calories: 162, Carbs: 24 gm Fiber: 3.1 gm, protein: 12 gm, Fat: 2.7 gm.

Classic greens smoothie:

classic green

Green is always good for health. Be in the veggies or the smoothie. This smoothie is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free as well. No matter what are your diet preferences, This will suit everyone.

Ingredients: Almond milk (or non-diary milk), Kale leaves, baby spinach, one banana chopped, almond butter, chia seeds, a pinch of cinnamon, whey protein and some ice cubes.

How to make:

  1. In a big blending jar, add the chopped banana, spinach and kale leaves. Blend it well.
  2. In the same jar, add the almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon powder, ice cubes and whey protein powder.
  3. Blend it till smooth.
  4. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition Info: Total calories: 340, Carbs: 44 gm, fiber: 12 gm, protein: 10 gm, fat: 17 gm.

Berries super smoothie:

berry - super

Berries are good antioxidants and rich in macro and micronutrients as well. This filling smoothie is a good replacement for your regular meal and a good option to get the daily quota of protein.

Ingredients: Spinach, Frozen mixed berries, Plain low-fat yoghurt, Vanilla whey protein powder, walnuts, ground flaxseeds and water.

How to make:

  1. In a big blending jar, add everything
  2. Blend it till smooth.
  3. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition Info: Total calories: 500, Carbs: 54 gm fiber: 14 gm , protein: 57  gm, fat: 11 gm.

Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie:

4.	Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie:

There is a twist to this I should mention before you drink this super delicious smoothie. The is a bunch of spinach in it. I bet you would never guess when gulping this down.

Ingredients: Chocolate flavoured whey protein powder, chopped banana, chopped spinach, natural peanut butter, dark cocoa powder and low-fat milk.

How to make:

  1. In blending jar, add one chopped banana, a cup of spinach, 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein.
  2. Add 300 mls of milk to it.
  3. Add 2 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of darl cocoa powder.
  4. Blend everything to smooth
  5. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition info: Calories: 585, Carbs: 38 gm fiber: 8 gm, protein: 59 gm, fat: 22gm.

Vanilla pumpkin pie smoothie: 

vanilla pumpkin

What is in life if there are varieties? You are maybe bored with the same old fruit smoothies. What about adding some vegetable to the blend? Sounds fun!

Ingredients: Milk, vanilla whey protein powder, purred pumpkin, walnuts, ground flaxseeds, uncooked oats, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

How to make:

  1. In a bog blending jar, add 2 scoops of Vanilla protein powder, purred pumpkin, walnuts, ground flax seeds, oats, milk and cinnamon extract.
  2. Blend it till smooth.
  3. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition info: Total calories: 535, Carbs: 43 gm, fiber: 13 gm, Protein: 60 gm, Fat: 13 gm.

Tropical power shake

tropical power

This is almost the pina colada minus the alcohol and packed with the power of protein. This is smoothie has spinach too but you can not see it until I told you.

Ingredients: Milk, Vanilla whey protein powder, banana, Pineapple, Spinach, ground flaxseeds, coconut flakes, plain yoghurt.

How to make:

  1. In a big blending jar, add 1 banana, 1 cup of pineapple, 1 cup of spinach, ground flaxseeds, half cup of plain yoghurt.
  2. Top everything with coconut flakes, 2 scoops of vanilla whey and one cup of milk.
  3. Blend till smooth
  4. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition info:  Total calories: 525, Carbs: 46 gm, Fiber: 8.5 gm, Protein: 58 gm, fat: 12gm

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Peanut butter oatmeal smoothie

peanut butter oats

Time for a smoothie especially for breakfast. As you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And packing breakfast with some protein can never go wrong.

Ingredients: Oats, Creamy peanut butter, banana and soy milk (or milk of your choice)

How  to make:

  1. In big blending jar, add everything.
  2. Blend with for 60 seconds.
  3. Give it a good stir and then blend for another 30 seconds.
  4. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition info: Total calories: 423, Carbs: 50 gm, Fiber: 8 gm, protein: 16 gm, fat: 20 gm.

Dark chocolate peppermint smoothie:

dark chocolate peppermint

Did I just dark chocolate? I sure did. And how about some peppermint? You can’t this delicious protein. And to sweeten the pot, let me tell you, It is rich in protein.

Ingredients: Frozen banana, non-dairy milk of your choice, Chocolate whey protein powder, peppermint extract, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips.

How to make:

  1. In big blending jar, add a frozen banana, 200 ml of milk, 1 scoop of chocolate whey powder and dark chocolate chips.
  2. Top it up with a tablespoon of peppermint extract and cocoa powder each.
  3. Blend it well till smooth.
  4. Garnish and serve:

Nutrition info: Total calories: 296, Carbs: 49 gm, fiber: 11 gm, Protein: 22 gm and fat: 6 gm.

Honey banana smoothie:

honey-banana

How about a good old honey banana smoothie. This one an easy quick and healthy smoothie surely loved by everyone.

Ingredients: Plain non-fat Greek yoghurt, banana, almond/coconut milk, raw honey.

How to make:

  1. Add everything to a big blending jar.
  2. Blend it till smooth.
  3. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition info: Total calorie: 334, Carbs: 36gm, fiber: 3 gm, protein: 33 gm, fat: 5 gm.

Mango orange recovery smoothie:

mango-orange

Let’s end this rather long list of smoothies with something you can have just after a good session of workout in the gym. Presently you this mango orange recovery smoothie made up of two of the most loved fruits, mango and orange.

Ingredients: Mango, vanilla protein powder, orange, banana, hemp seeds and a pinch of turmeric powder.

How to make:

  1. Add everything to a big blending jar.
  2. Blend it well.
  3. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition info: Total calories: 321, Carbs: 52 gm, fiber: 10 gm, protein: 24 gm, fat: 8 gm.

 

 

Mridu

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10 protein smoothie you should drink regularly

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