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10 High Protein Smoothies for Weight Loss

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.

STOP! 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.

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Are Smoothies a Good Way to Lose Weight?


Protein-rich smoothies will keep you feeling full. So, the cookie jar hunt during the morning will be avoided.

Smoothies will give you lots of energy, so you will feel less likely to need something to ‘perk’ you up.

They help keep your digestion healthy, filling you with both insoluble and soluble fiber.

They will also boost your nutrition, giving you lots of motivation to exercise and be more active.

Sometimes, when you have no time to make high protein meals, having a quick weight loss smoothie can contribute towards healthy eating and burning fat.

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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). This will give you thick, icy smoothies that are refreshing and give you a mouth full of zing!

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!)

Important – you are going to need a super whizzing blending machine. These don’t have to be expensive; see at the bottom for details.


Just place all your ingredients into the blender and whizz until everything sounds smooth. Try and do this just before serving as a freshly made smoothie is always the best.

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Best Fruits to Use for Smoothies

There is a great collection of frozen fruits to choose from, so check out your freezer aisle in the shop. Some tasty choices are –

  • Bananas – for a thick and creamy base.
  • Pineapple and mango – for some sweetness and vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.
  • Berries such as blueberries and raspberries will give your smoothies a boost of plant chemicals called anthocyanins, which help you stay healthy.
  • Kiwis are good for gut health and hydration.
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Best Vegetables to Use for Smoothies

Anything you like! Frozen is best to give you a refreshing smoothie you will love, and here are some tasty ideas you can get at the grocery store –

  • Spinach and kale for lots of iron
  • Avocado for healthy fats and creaminess
  • Broccoli for fiber and vitamin C
  • Cucumber and celery for hydration and something fresh!
  • Tomatoes for beta-carotene and Vitamin C

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 that your gut health will enjoy.

Whizz, whizz, whizz your way to a happy body!

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


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • A few ice cubes

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.

This drink offers a great way to up that protein intake and build muscle faster!

Blueberry Smoothie


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 scoop protein powder

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


  • A few ice cubes
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 tsp of unsweetened matcha powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach
  • ½ tsp of honey

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, which makes it one of the best protein drinks.

mango smoothie


  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 cup of oat milk
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water

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. Who says your winter mornings need to be cold and miserable when you can enjoy this boost of energy!

coconut strawberry smoothie


  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp honey

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


  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder

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!

It’s definitely one of the easy recipes you won’t be able to stop making!

pineapple smoothie


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • A few ice cubes

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?

This smoothie offers an easy way to make a perfect full meal with natural ingredients.

carrot cake smoothie


  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • A few ice cubes

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!

This is one of the green smoothies that will set you up for a productive and energetic day.

mint smoothie


  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 6 mint leaves (chopped)
  • A few ice cubes

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.

This drink has ample amount of protein while it tastes absolutely incredible. It also has 27 grams of sugar which makes it quite sweet and more of a treat!

chocolate almond smoothie


  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • A few ice cubes

Per Serving (1 glass):

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

Watch: 10 High Protein Smoothies

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 get lots of variety of nutrition.

It all depends on how much protein you want to introduce into your high-protein smoothie recipes.

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Protein Powder

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

You are better to choose an unflavoured one to create lots of different tastes from the ingredients and choose an unsweetened variety so that you can use it for more veggie-based dishes.

Here are some choices:

Nuts and Butters

You can use any nuts and butters you like for your smoothies, and they will add a delightfully nutty creaminess!

For the ultimate taste, good choices are peanut, cashew, almonds, and pecans.



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.

Types of Sweetener to Use

Honey, maple syrup, agave, and natural sweeteners like stevia and erythritol can be used but beware! Fruit-based smoothies are already very sweet so add to suit your taste as sometimes they can be omitted altogether.

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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. Also, if you find one with added cups, you can whizz and take it out with you saves on washing up and time, so have a look. Here are some excellent choices –

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10 High Protein Smoothies for Weight Loss

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.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie


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


  • 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!


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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 6th of February 2024

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?

Karo @ AllNutritious

Saturday 10th of February 2024

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. :)


Wednesday 11th of October 2023

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

Karo @ AllNutritious

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Hey Nani, I don't! Sorry :)


Friday 27th of May 2022

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

Karo @ AllNutritious

Friday 27th of May 2022

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