If you’ve been thinking of introducing more protein into your diet, but are unsure of where to start, a whey protein smoothie just might be the answer for you. Included below are some whey protein powder smoothie recipes that provide a tasty way to add more protein to your daily routine.

Whey protein is one of the two proteins found in cow’s milk. Once the whey is separated from the solid part of the milk, the result is a high protein liquid. To make whey protein powder this liquid is filtered and then spray-dried. The result is a delicious and nutritious protein powder that allows you to make the ultimate protein smoothie.

So why choose whey protein powder over other forms of protein?

Whey protein is a high quality, complete protein. This means it contains all 9 essential amino acids that the body needs to get from food. It’s amino acid profile also includes the 3 branched chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine that are essential for building muscle during exercise.

Whey protein can do a lot of great things for your body, especially post workout for those interested in losing weight and building muscle. It can help increase muscle mass by providing fuel for new muscle growth and speed up your muscle recovery time. If weight loss is your goal, it will keep you full, lowering your caloric intake.It also has many immune benefits. It contains the precursors to the body’s most important amino acid, glutathione. Unprocessed whey also provides a variety of immune-boosting bioactive peptides, like lactoferrin, which interact with and strengthen the immune system helping the body ward of illness.

Whey is also easily digestible, low in calories and quick and convenient because it can be added to a wide range of whey protein smoothie recipes to create tasty protein packed meal replacements and snacks. But whey protein smoothies aren’t the only way to use whey. To boost the protein content of any food, it can be sprinkled onto cereal, baked into muffins or protein bars and of course blended into shakes.

Arguably the most popular way to enjoy it is in a whey protein smoothie or shake. Why exactly? Because they super are easy to make on the go and so tasty and satisfying. To create the ultimate protein smoothie all you do is pick your ingredients, add your whey protein and start blending away.

And because whey protein powder comes in delicious flavors like cocoa and vanilla, you won’t be limited to just one flavor day after day.

Whey protein smoothie recipes

Looking for some specific ideas for how to create delicious whey protein powder smoothie recipes? This is where you can let your creativity shine! No matter what you are craving, a protein shake can be blended up to suit any taste. Whether you want something rich and chocolaty or fresh and fruity, there are countless whey protein smoothie recipes out there for you to try.

Start with a liquid base, either water, milk or a milk-alternative like almond or oat milk. Add your whey protein powder of choice. Then get creative with the other ingredients. Vegetables, fruit, nut butters or even spices, like cinnamon work great. Add ice as desired and blend well. If you need some ideas for how to get started creating the ultimate protein smoothie, here are some of our favorites below.

Dr. Chris Mohr’s Blueberry Blast

High antioxidant blueberries add a burst of flavor to this delicious whey protein smoothie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 scoop unflavored or vanilla protein powder

Mix in a blender for 30 seconds.

Berry Blast Protein Shake

The berries in this smoothie provide a hefty dose of fiber and antioxidants to blast your taste buds with amazing nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup berries (frozen, blueberry raspberry blackberry strawberry or mixed berry or 34 cup fresh, blueberry raspberry blackberry strawberry or mixed berry)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (organic)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice (cold, choice we use blueberry or white grape)
  • 1 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (vanilla)

Mix in a blender for 30 seconds.

Smooth and Decadent

Dr. Chris Mohr’s Chocolate Chip “Ice Cream” is an amazing way to create a healthier version of ice cream for you to enjoy whenever you need a treat.

  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural almond or peanut butter
  • 1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)

Mix in a blender for 30 seconds.

Reece’s Piece Shake

Love Reece’s Pieces, but not the calories? So do we! We created this delicious shake to help you get the flavor with more nutrition!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup egg beaters
  • 1 heaping tbsp peter pan honey roasted peanut butter
  • 5 scoops double rich chocolate whey protein
  • 1 heaping tbsp micronized creatine
  • A sufficient amount of Coffeemate sugar free hazlenut flavoring!

Blend For 30-40 Seconds

Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake

Cinnamon rolls are an incredible, decadent treat. You can still enjoy the flavor with way less sugar and calories in this delicious whey protein smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp imitation vanilla (or 1/4 tsp extract)
  • 1 packet artificial sweetener
  • a few dashes butter flavor sprinkles or butter-flavor extract
  • 8 oz water (or low-fat milk)
  • 3 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to blender, whip, and serve.

So be adventurous and try a different whey protein smoothie recipe to get a healthy dose of protein each day as you search for the ultimate protein smoothie.

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