12 Ridiculously Good Protein Shakes
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It’s easy to fall into the routine of making the same old classic vanilla and chocolate protein shakes. Sure, they get the job done, but why not try these tantalizing blend ideas to take your protein shake game to the next level?

1. Banana Nut Shake

It’s hard to resist a warm slice of banana nut bread, or a banana nut muffin fresh from the bakery. To satisfy the same cravings, simply add bananas and almond butter to your pre or post-workout shake.

Protein-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Vanilla, 1-1/2 scoops

Banana

Banana, 1 large

Almond-Butter

Almond Butter, 1 tbsp

Water

Water, 8-16 oz.

2. Strawberry Protein Shake

One of life’s simple pleasures is a classic strawberry shake. If you’re into fitness, you’ll know that indulging in these regularly just isn’t feasible…Or is it? Adding some strawberries to your Myprotein Strawberry Cream Protein Powder will make a delicious, smooth strawberry shake that’s guaranteed to get your morning off to the right start.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Strawberry Cream, 1 scoop

Strawberries

Strawberries, 10

Ice

Ice, 1 handful

Almond-Milk

Almond Milk, 8 oz.

3. Chocolate Lover’s Shake

Chocolate is a go-to cheat flavor for many, but this protein shake allows you to indulge without going overboard. You’ll stay within your macros, while the blend of chocolate, bananas and peanut butter will provide your body with perfect recovery fuel post-workout.

MyProtein-Impact-Whey-Chocolate

Myprotein Impact Whey, Chocolate, 1 scoop

Banana

Banana, 1/2

Peanut-Butter

Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp

Chocolate-Flavoring

Chocolate Flavoring, 1 tsp

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4. Peach Cinnamon Protein Shake

We all loved that cinnamon crunch cereal as kids, so why not create the ultimate throwback tribute and incorporate it into a protein shake? If you’re tired of the conventional chocolate and vanilla flavors, but still want a dessert-like taste, this shake is the ideal pre-workout snack. Myprotein athlete Chris Lavado is a fan, pointing out that “the combination of protein-rich yogurt and micronutrient-rich spinach, coupled with fast-acting carbs from fruit and cereal, provides that great pre-gym morning energy.” Get a handy testosterone boost from the spinach to give you that extra edge for your session.

Milk

2% Milk, 1 cup

MyProtein-Whey-Carmel

Myprotein Impact Whey, Salted Caramel (UK) or Vanilla, 2 scoops

Peach

Ripe Peach, 1/2

Greek-yogurt

Small Container Greek Yogurt, 1

Spinach

Spinach/Spring Mix, 1 cup

Cinnamon-toast

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, 3/4 cup

Creatine-spoon

Creatine Monohydrate 5G (if desired)

Ice

Crushed Ice, 3/4 cup or 4 cubes

5. Fruit Funk Smoothie

There’s nothing better than the taste of a cold fruit smoothie, but the calorie count can wreak havoc on your physique. With all the sherbert, ice cream and sugary yogurt that are typically packed into these drinks, it’s hard to receive any real health benefits from the fruit. Sticking to a combination of fresh fruit and similar flavored protein powder can make a smoothie that tastes just as good, with an added nutrition boost. If you want to up your micronutrient intake, try adding coconut water to the mix for some added electrolytes.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Strawberry, 2 scoops

Mixed-frozen-berries

Frozen Berries

Coconut

Coconut Water, 8 oz. (Cold fruit tea is OK as a replacement)

6. Lean Green Smoothie

Juicing is all the rage right now, but if you don’t have the right blender you can end up with a chunky and unappetizing mess. To receive the same whole foods health benefits, minus the chaos, you can use a powder form. Although whole foods are preferable, this shake can help get you some of the micronutrients found in healthy super foods without all the time and effort.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Vanilla, 1 scoop

Barley-grass

Barley Grass Powder, 1 tsp

Barley-grass

Wheatgrass Powder, 1 tsp

Flaxseed-Powder

Flaxseed Powder, 1 tsp

Vanilla-Flavor

Sugar-Free Vanilla Flavoring, 1 tsp

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7. Watermelon Cooler

Are you seeking the perfect summer outdoor post-workout shake, or maybe just a long drink to cool you down? Look no further than this watermelon cooler shake! The zero artificial sugar content of this blend, as well as the low carbohydrate count, makes it a perfect healthy boost. Add ice to achieve your desired texture – be generous if you’d like a slushy consistency.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey Isolate, 1 scoop

watermelon

Small Watermelon, 1/4

Ice

Ice, 1/2 cup

8. Chocolate Almond Delight

Chocolate covered almonds are an all-time favorite for many, but aren’t usually kind to waistlines. Try this almond milk and cocoa powder based protein shake on for size to achieve the same taste while maintaining your body.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey (or Casein Protein), 1 scoop

Unsweet-Almond-Milk

Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 cup

Ice

Ice, 1 cup

Spinach

Spinach, 1 cup

Cocoa-Powder

Cocoa Powder, 1 tsp

Stevia

Stevia (optional), 1 packet

9. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

It doesn’t get much better than chocolate-dipped bananas! This widespread favorite can still be enjoyed healthily with an added protein punch in the form of this chocolate banana smoothie. Add in some peanut butter for extra healthy fats and a creamier texture.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Chocolate, 1 scoop

Unsweet-Almond-Milk

Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 cup

Almonds

Almonds, 5

Banana

Banana, 1/2

Almond-Butter

Peanut Butter or Almond Butter, 1 tsp

Oats

Dry Oats, 1/2 cup

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10. Banoffee Breakfast Bang

If your morning caffeine fix usually consists of coffee, coffee and more coffee, try something different with this blend. With added protein and carbs, it’ll help you to avoid jitters and crashes while still giving you the same satisfaction as your morning cup of Joe.

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Vanilla, 1 scoop

Banana

Frozen Banana, 1

Oats

Instant Oats, 20g

Coffee

Instant Coffee, 1 heaping tsp

Milk

Milk, Water, or Almond Milk, 8 oz

11. PB&J Smoothie

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a simple go-to for a lot of pre and post-workout snacks. This healthier shake version, without the sugar from the jelly, will still satisfy that childhood craving, as well as upping your daily intake of fruits and veggies with the addition of green powder.

Green-Powder

Green Powder, 1 scoop

Peanut-Butter

Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp

Oats

Instant Oats, 20g

Milk

Milk, Water or Almond Milk, 8 oz

12. Banana Cookies and Cream

Cookies and Cream ranks among the top 5 flavors of ice cream in the US, so why deprive yourself by drinking only chocolate or vanilla flavored protein powder? Step up your game and reward yourself with some cookies and cream flavored protein and you’ll never turn back to the plain-Jane days of chocolate and vanilla. Throw in some spinach and yogurt for extra gut health if you like.

Milk

2% Milk, 1/2 cup

MyProtein-Strawberry-Whey

Myprotein Impact Whey, Cookies & Cream, or Salted Caramel, 2 scoops

Greek-yogurt

Small Container Banana Cream Greek Yogurt (or plain), 1

Spinach

Spinach or Spring Mix, 1 cup

Oats

Quick Oats or Regular Oats, Dry, 1/3 cup

Creatine-spoon

Plain Creatine Monohydrate, 5g (if desired)

Ice

Crushed Ice, 3/4 cups (or 4 Ice Cubes)

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