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How to Make a Protein Shake (6 Flavors)

Protein shake 101! Everything you need to know about making a protein shake, the difference between shakes and smoothies, why protein shakes are good for weight loss and six protein shake flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein shake
Servings: 1
Calories: 237kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Vanilla Protein Shake

  • 1 frozen banana, in chunks
  • 1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or scraped vanilla bean
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed, optional
  • handful of ice

Coffee Protein Shake

  • 1/2 cup cold brew
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, I like oat or coconut milk for extra creaminess
  • 1 frozen banana, in chunks
  • ¼ cup frozen cauliflower rice, or ice
  • 1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder (or chocolate protein powder)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter

Banana Protein Shake

  • 1 frozen banana, in chunks
  • 1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, or more milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed, optional

Chocolate Protein Shake

  • 1 scoop (25g) chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana in chunks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed, optional
  • handful of ice
  • coconut whipped cream, for topping (optional)

Vegan Berry Protein Shake

  • 1 scoop (25 g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • handful of spinach, optional
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cashew or almond butter
  • 1/2 T chia seeds or flaxseed, optional
  • ice, if necessary

Peanut Butter Protein Shake

  • 1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter or peanut butter powder + more for drizzling
  • 1 frozen banana, in chunks
  • 3/4 cup almond milk,
  • handful of ice, if necessary

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except any toppings to a blender.
    Banana, cinnamon, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust ice or ingredients if needed. Add toppings (if using) and enjoy!
    Blended vanilla protein shake in a blender.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1vanilla protein shake | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g