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7 Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes

Nut butter, yoghurt and seeds are your friends.

10/10/2017 7:36 AM AEDT | Updated 10/10/2017 7:40 AM AEDT
Photo: How Sweet Eats

Smoothies are the ultimate on-the-go summer breakfast, but if you find most fruit smoothies don't fill you up completely, adding protein is the answer.

There are a few easy ways to boost the protein content in your smoothie. If you're sticking to whole foods try adding Greek-style yoghurt, nuts, seeds, nut butter and/or silken tofu. If you prefer powders, try plant protein powders like hemp, pea and rice, as they tend to be easier on the stomach compared to whey protein.

Need some inspiration? Here are seven easy, seriously tasty, protein-packed smoothie recipes.

1. Mango coconut smoothie

From Foodie Crush.

With Greek yoghurt, milk and chia seeds, this mango banana smoothie is high in protein, while coconut and vanilla add a tasty tropical flavour. Try the recipe here.

Foodie Crush

2. Berry greens vanilla smoothie

From Averie Cooks.

Smoothies are the perfect way to sneak in some greens, but be careful not to overdo it and compromise flavour. Try this mixed berry and banana smoothie with vanilla protein powder, which masks the baby spinach and keeps its berry colour. Get the recipe here.

Averie Cooks

3. Dark chocolate cherry chai smoothie

From How Sweet Eats.

For a black forest cake flavour explosion, give this chocolate cherry chai smoothie a go. Thanks to frozen cherries, Greek yoghurt, almond butter, cacao powder and chai spices, it's creamy, delicious, filling and protein-rich. Try the recipe here.

How Sweet Eats

4. Chocolate peanut butter banana shake

From Minimalist Baker.

Peanut butter lovers you're in luck. This chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie provides a hit of protein and healthy fats using nutritious ingredients. Add in protein powder for extra nutrition. Get the recipe here.

Minimalist Baker

5. Cinnamon coffee smoothie

From Love and Lemons.

This smoothie is the ultimate two-in-one: breakfast and coffee. Made with frozen banana, vanilla protein powder, espresso, cinnamon and almond butter, this smoothie is creamy and packed with protein. Here's the recipe.

Love and Lemons

6. Blueberry almond butter smoothie

From Minimalist Baker.

For a berry smoothie without the greens, try this bright blueberry smoothie made with seven simple ingredients, including protein-rich chia seeds and almond butter. Get the recipe here.

Minimalist Baker

7. Peanut butter and jam smoothie

From Averie Cooks.

If you love a good peanut butter and jam samich, this smoothie is right up your alley. It's thick and creamy, sweet with a hint of salt, and naturally protein-packed thanks to the addition of Greek yoghurt and (obviously) peanut butter. Here's the recipe.

Averie Cooks

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