Natural Protein Smoothies

· 3rd May 2019
There are plenty of natural protein options, so forget about protein powder and try a healthier alternative that won't have negative effects on your body.

Smoothies make for a great breakfast, afternoon pre-workout or nighttime movie snack. But most smoothies are loaded with fats and sugars. So today, we want to show you some natural protein smoothie options. There’s nothing better that nourishing your body in the healthiest way possible!

Protein smoothies are popular among athletes for muscle growth and energy boosts. These smoothies usually contain protein powder. Though its an effective ingredient, it usually has lots of chemicals, conservatives, sugars and processed ingredients that can harm the body.

Look at how many natural protein smoothie recipes we have and start adding them to your health plan today!

Banana and spinach: one of the many protein smoothies

This is a perfect morning smoothie because it’ll load you up with energy for the rest of the day. It’s sweet and simple to make. One serving contains around 18 grams of protein. To get started, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • One large banana, frozen if possible.
  • Greek yogurt, half cup.
  • Almond milk, one cup.
  • Spinach, one cup.
  • Vanilla extract, one teaspoon.
  • Almond butter (or peanut butter), one tablespoon.
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Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender for 30 seconds. A frozen banana will make the smoothie thicker and colder. Meanwhile, the vanilla will add a touch of sweetness and the spinach will supply you with the protein you need.

Chia seeds and raspberry: for a healthy protein smoothie

Our next smoothie is a super healthy and delicious option that has proteins, calcium, fiber, and omega-3. It has around 15 grams of protein. Feel free to enjoy it during the afternoon as a snack. It’s simple to make:

  • Yogurt, one cup.
  • Milk of your choice, half cup.
  • Frozen raspberries, two cups.
  • Chopped almonds, one cup.
  • Honey, one tablespoon.
  • Chia seeds, three tablespoons.
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Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until the mixture is even in color. It’ll have a lovely pink color thanks to the raspberries. Try serving it with some raspberries and almonds on top.

Pineapple, coconut, and oats: alcohol-free, protein smoothies

This smoothie is an alcohol-free, protein-packed version of a piña colada. It has a wonderful tropical flavor that makes it suitable for a picnic or an outdoor workout. You can prepare it as follows:

  • Oats, quarter cup.
  • Chia seeds, two tablespoons.
  • Coconut milk, one cup.
  • Greek yogurt, quarter cup.
  • Chopped pineapple (preferably frozen), one cup.
  • Honey (optional).
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First, blend the oats, pineapple and chia seeds together. After, add the yogurt and coconut milk. If you want to add a little sweetness, add the honey. Once everything is blended together, it’s ready to enjoy!

Peach, banana and cottage cheese

Never thought that cottage cheese would work in a smoothie? Don’t be scared to try! The cheese blends perfectly and the peach, banana, and honey are the main flavors. This smoothie has around 18 grams of protein and making it is easy:

  • Banana.
  • Chopped and frozen peaches, two cups.
  • Low-fat cottage cheese, one cup.
  • Milk, one cup.
  • Honey, two tablespoons (add more or less depending on your preferences).

Add everything to a blender and mix together. This smoothie is very rich and you can have it at breakfast or lunch. It’s a fruit smoothie that’ll supply you with a good amount of proteins!

Green apple and tofu

This smoothie has around 19 grams of protein. The tofu adds plenty of protein without altering the flavor. The end result is a smoothie that tastes like green apple and cinnamon. It’s very refreshing, making it perfect for a hot day or for a post-workout snack. Prepare it as follows:

  • Diced green apple.
  • Spinach, one cup.
  • Chilled tofu, twelve ounces.
  • Maple syrup (or honey), one tablespoon.
  • Vanilla extract, one teaspoon.
  • Cinnamon powder, one teaspoon.
  • Cardamom, one pinch.
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Blend all of the ingredients together until it’s creamy. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add a little water to the mixture. As you might have noticed, this smoothie doesn’t use any milk, making it a great option for our lactose-intolerant readers.

These smoothies are wonderful for snacks, pairing with a meal or for securing different nutrients like proteins, fiber, potassium and many more. Make smoothies a part of your regular health plan and you’ll see a change in your body. Start looking for healthier, natural options.