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7 Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes

Nut butter, yoghurt and seeds are your friends.

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

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.

2. Berry greens vanilla smoothie

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.

3. Dark chocolate cherry chai smoothie

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.

4. Chocolate peanut butter banana shake

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.

5. Cinnamon coffee smoothie

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.

6. Blueberry almond butter smoothie

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.

7. Peanut butter and jam smoothie

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.

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