12 Protein shakes you should try

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Shake up your protein intake with some of these tasty protein shake recipes.

We all need protein whether the end goal is to lose or gain weight. We can consume protein through the obvious sources of meat, eggs, fish and vegetables. Protein is a macronutrient that keeps us lean and full of energy! Protein shakes are a great supplement and also contain much fewer calories than any regular protein abundant meals.

Some protein shakes are a bit bland so here are some ingredients you could add to spice things up, just place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you’ve achieved your desired consistency.

1. Vanilla coffee shake

For the coffee lovers; this is the shake for you. If you wish to start your day with a boost, then you should try this delicious coffee shake.

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups skimmed milk

2 Scoops vanilla protein

½ cups of coffee

2. Soy almond shake

Being lactose intolerant shouldn’t discourage you from having protein shakes. Try out this soy almond shake!

Ingredients:

1 scoop protein powder

1 cup light soy milk

1 tbsp slivered almonds

1 tsp sugar-free maple syrup

1 handful ice

3 drops vanilla extract

3. Oatmeal shake

This can be your breakfast on the go – the oatmeal is bound to keep your tummy satisfied for a few hours.

Ingredients:

1 cup dry oatmeal

2 scoops vanilla protein

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp chopped almonds

1/2 tsp maple syrup

1- ½ water or skimmed milk

4. Almond blast shake

If you share our love for almonds and just can’t stop eating them, then you’ll probably want to give this shake a try!

Ingredients:

2 scoops vanilla protein

1 cup skimmed milk

½ cup dry oatmeal

½ cup of raisins

12 almonds

1 tbsp peanut butter

5. Strawberry energy shake

Strawberries? Yes, please. Besides being good for you, they’ll make your protein shake taste yummy!

Ingredients:

10 strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1 tbsp flaxseed oil

1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract

1 scoop of protein

1-1⁄2 cups water

6. Berry good shake

Upgrade your regular strawberry shakes to a healthy forest fruit smoothie!

Ingredients:

2 scoops of raspberry yogurt

2 scoops vanilla protein

4 strawberries

15 blueberries

2 cups milk

1 handful ice

7. Peanut butter chocolate shake

Nothing can possibly sound better than peanut butter AND chocolate, right? Try out this delicious protein shake.

Ingredients:

2 scoops chocolate whey protein

1 tsp creamy peanut butter

2 cups milk

1 handful ice

8. Chocolate devil shake

If the chocolate devil comes in a cake, why not in a shake too? This recipe is bound to make you love protein shakes!

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups water

1 tsp pure cocoa powder

2 tbsp low-fat sour cream

2 scoops chocolate whey protein

2 tsp flaxseed oil

If you have a sweet tooth, add sugar to your liking

9. Chocolate coffee shake

When visiting Italy you might notice that when ordering coffee, you are also given a piece of chocolate for you to enjoy after the warm beverage. The two are the perfect combination; marry them together in your next protein shake!

Ingredients:

2 scoops chocolate whey protein

1 cup skim milk

1 handful ice

1 cup water

1 tbsp instant coffee

10. Personalized protein shake

Why not try out your own protein shake? Here are some basic ingredients for you to use, the rest is up to whatever your imagination – or taste buds – wish to include.

2 cups skim milk

2 cups nonfat cottage cheese

3 scoops vanilla whey protein

1/2 cup nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt

Your favorite fruit

1 handful ice

11. Honey banana shake

This is a classic, and it never fails to disappoint. If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely should!

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1 scoop vanilla whey protein

3/4 cup natural Greek yogurt

1 banana

2 tsp honey

12. Super peach shake

Last but not least, the peach shake is a must-try – it’s perfect even just as a snack.

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1/2 ripe peach (peeled)

6 frozen strawberries

1 scoop protein

Optional: add sugar to your liking.

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