10 High Protein Smoothies for Weight Loss

4.75 from 8 votes
Jump to Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Get enough protein and start your day right with these high-protein smoothies. The recipes include fruit smoothies and other healthy smoothies that offer a nice protein boost.

You don’t need to buy expensive protein smoothies or shakes with unnecessary packaging and waste. You can easily make this collection of high-protein smoothie recipes at home that are so good for you!

Choose a favorite and whizz it up for a quick breakfast on the go, knowing you will be kept full and bursting with energy until lunchtime.

6 smoothies in jars

How to Make High Protein Smoothies

Grab the best quality ingredients for your smoothies. Choosing organic is an excellent way to go, but not essential – the most important tip is always to use frozen fruits or vegetables (or add ice).

Here’s the formula for the perfect protein smoothie-

1. Something thick (banana, frozen fruit, frozen vegetables, avocado)

2. Something liquid (nut milk, coconut water, or filtered water are great)

3. Some protein (nuts, seeds, protein powders will boost your smoothie!)

4. Some extras (spices, herbs, or other flavors to give you a zing!)

4 smoothie cups

10 Best Protein Smoothie Recipes

This smoothie recipe collection will give you the best choice of flavor combinations that your body will love! Just choose your favorites and rotate them to provide you with lots of variety.

1. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (31g protein)

How can anyone say ‘no’ to a combination like this? A nutty flavor, creamy smoothie with a hint of vanilla will boost both energy and comfort in a glass! What a simple way to make something truly marvelous!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

Banana (1, ripe)

Peanut butter (1 tbsp)

Unsweetened almond milk (1 cup)

Vanilla extract (½ tsp)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Ice cubes (a few)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 374
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 41g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Sugar: 23g

2. Blueberry Smoothie (31g of protein)

Superfood blueberries will fill you with anthocyanins and a burst of fruitiness; choose frozen ones for the best results! This is one of the high protein shake recipes that taste truly yummy.

Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

Unsweetened almond milk (1 cup)

Blueberries (1 cup )

Ice cubes (a few)

Almond butter (1 tbsp)

Maple syrup (1/2 tsp)

Protein powder (1 scoop )

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 334
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 6.8g
  • Sugar: 18g

3. Matcha Smoothie (30g protein)

Green Matcha is both eye-catching and super healthy. It contains powerful EGCgs, which are antioxidants that are considered to help keep you fit and healthy, so this smoothie is perfect for a detox.

Matcha Smoothie

Ingredients:

Ice cubes (a few)

Banana (1, ripe)

Unsweetened oat milk (1 cup)

Unsweetened matcha powder (1 tsp)

Cinnamon (1/8 tsp)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Fresh spinach (1 handful)

Honey (½ tsp)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 373
  • Fats: 2.1g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 63g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 37g

4. Mango Smoothie (30g protein)

A creamy, tropical delight for any time of the day. This smoothie uses chia seeds as its protein source, and these little seeds will give you some valuable heart-healthy omega 3.

Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

Frozen mango (1 cup)

Oat milk (1 cup)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Chia seeds (1 tbsp)

Vanilla extract (1 tsp)

Water (1/4 cup)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 412
  • Fats: 5.8g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 61g
  • Fiber: 9.3g
  • Sugar: 42g

5. Coconut Strawberry Smoothie (27g protein)

Strawberries and coconut are a summery combination for any time of the year if you are using frozen fruits. You can enjoy this boost of energy any day of the year!

Coconut Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Frozen strawberries (1 cup)

Unsweetened coconut milk (3/4 cup)

Coconut water (1/2 cup)

Unsweetened shredded coconut (1 tbsp)

Honey (1 tsp)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 290
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Sugar: 18g

6. Raspberry Smoothie (31g protein)

Whizz this one for a bit longer to get the protein-rich chia seeds and raspberries super creamy. This smoothie is a great burst of vitamins!

Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

Frozen raspberries (1 cup)

Banana (1, ripe)

Unsweetened almond milk (1 cup)

Chia seeds (1 tbsp)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 385
  • Fats: 9.2g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Sugar: 20g

7. Pineapple Smoothie (28g protein)

Pineapple, banana, and coconut will create one of high-protein smoothies recipes that taste wonderful. This one is good for the mood and the body!

Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients:

Almond milk (1 cup)

Frozen pineapple chunks (1/2 cup)

Unsweetened shredded coconut (1 tbsp)

Banana (1/2, ripe)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Ice cubes (a few)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 362
  • Fats: 6.7g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 52g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Sugar: 41g

8. Carrot Cake Smoothie (29g protein)

A protein cake smoothie? Really? Yes! This smoothie is so good for you and will keep you satiated until lunch – who needs cake when you have this to enjoy?

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Ingredients:

Unsweetened oat milk (1 cup)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Carrots (1/2 cup, chopped)

Flaxseeds (1 tbsp)

Honey (1 tsp)

Cinnamon (1/2 tsp)

Ice cubes (a few)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 338
  • Fats: 5.3g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 7.3g
  • Sugar: 28g

9. Mint Smoothie (29g protein)

A zingy, refreshing smoothie that has lots of health benefits. The spinach provides the folate and iron your body will love, and it will give you a spring in your step!

Mint Smoothie

Ingredients:

Unsweetened cashew milk (1 cup)

Spinach (1 cup)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Mint leaves (6, chopped)

Ice cubes (a few)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 207
  • Fats: 3.7g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 6.9g
  • Sugar: 7.3g

10. Chocolate Almond Smoothie (46g protein)

This protein smoothie is the one for days when you just need a hug. It will keep you full, happy, and with a smile, as it will be a combination that will be found on anyone’s top 10.

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:

Greek yogurt (1/2 cup)

Almond milk (1 cup)

Banana (1, ripe)

Unsweetened cocoa powder (½ tbsp)

Almond butter (2 tbsp)

Protein powder (1 scoop)

Ice cubes (a few)

Per Serving (1 glass):

  • Calories: 547
  • Fats: 22g
  • Protein: 46g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 8.5g
  • Sugar: 27g

Types of Protein to Use in Smoothies

Protein doesn’t just come in a powder! You can use nuts, seeds, avocados, soy, and dairy, and you are better to vary your sources and get lots of variety of nutrition.

Protein Powder

Protein powders can be made from many different sources, so choose a favorite that fits your diet choice.

Here are some choices:

Nuts and Butters

You can use any nuts and butter you like for your smoothies, and they will add a delightfully nutty creaminess! For the ultimate taste, good choices are peanuts, cashews, almonds, and pecans.

Seeds

Don’t forget seeds too! These are perfect if you have a nut allergy. Good choices are – sesame (tahini), sunflower, and pumpkin.

Other Protein Sources

You can find protein in different places, too, which are just as delicious and can be added to your smoothies. Ingredients like Greek yogurt, cream cheese, milk, and soy can also boost your protein.

6 jars with different smoothies

Best Blenders to Use to Make Your Smoothies

Something super powerful and super-fast is good to make your smoothie, but you don’t have to spend lots. Here are some excellent choices –

Other Recipes You Need

Watch: 10 High Protein Smoothies

high protein smoothies
4.75 from 8 votes

10 High Protein Smoothies for Weight Loss

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Do you love to start your day with a healthy smoothie? These High Protein Smoothie ideas will help you build muscle, lose weight, and stay full.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients 

  • Fruit/Berries/Vegetables
  • Milk of choice
  • Nut butter
  • Seeds
  • Protein powder
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions 

  • Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious protein smoothies. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients. You might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
  • Get your shopping list going, and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
  • Get cooking and make your next High Protein Smoothie!

Recipe Video

Notes

Which one of these recipes was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section or on Pinterest!
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below with your rating! I love the feedback and respond to every comment!

You May Also Like:

4.75 from 8 votes (8 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




6 Comments

  1. Pat says:

    The Smoothies that contain fruit that calls for 1 banana; shouldn’t it call for 1/4 to 1/2 bc the banana is high in calories?

    Instead of using a banana for an entree for a smoothie, how about an avocado?

    1. Karo @ AllNutritious says:

      If you’re worried about calories, 1 banana contains about 2.5x less calories than avocado does. 105 vs 240. However, if you’re worried about carbs and sugars, avocado will be a nice substitute, however the smoothie might not be as sweet and will definitely be higher in calories. 🙂

  2. Nani says:

    Any chance you have these recipes in an easy-to-print form?

    1. Karo @ AllNutritious says:

      Hey Nani, I don’t! Sorry 🙂

  3. Matt says:

    The Rasberry smoothie says 5 cups of almond milk probably shouldn’t say that I tried it it didn’t work XD.

    1. Karo @ AllNutritious says:

      So sorry Matt, it’s a typo! It’s supposed to be 1 cup! I have fixed the mistake.