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10 Protein Packed Smoothie Recipes

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10 Protein Packed Smoothie Recipes

Have you ever noticed that apart from coffee shop, sweet treats smoothies tend to sound a little gross? Non-dessert smoothies are popular for a reason though, despite their often disgusting sounding blends of ingredients.

Many of those “odd” flavored ingredient lists are designed for high protein smoothie recipes that seriously enhance fitness and muscle growth. Bodybuilders may look like they load up on meat alone, but many actually start their day with a protein packed smoothie and even enjoy other protein smoothie recipes as snacks and treats.

Why is that?

Smoothies are a great place to “hide” ingredients that otherwise might be dull or unappealing but that are essential for getting enough protein and diversity in the diet. The healthy drinks are also a great way to get full and supply the body with what it needs without all of the added sugar, fat, and calories.

Reap the benefits of protein packed smoothies yourself with these easy and surprisingly delicious recipes:

The Tropical Blast

Of all flavor profiles for a smoothie, the tropical theme is pretty popular. Definitely delicious and appetizing, most people don’t realize that this recipe is concealing powerful, nutrient rich ingredients like avocado or coconut milk.

Ingredients:

  • Avocado
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Mint
  • Coconut milk

A Nutty Blend

As you probably know, nuts are a great source of protein. Generally the most popular protein source besides meat, nuts are also easily incorporated into smoothies. Add in some banana and peanut butter and you have a smoothie that hits the spot and boosts muscle growth.

Ingredients:

  • Powdered walnuts
  • Almond milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Banana

Sweet Beans

Likely one of the last ingredients you would want in your smoothie, beans are actually a great choice and easily bulk up your smoothie’s nutritional profile. Their not-so-sweet flavor is easily masked by other ingredients, too. Just be sure your beans are thoroughly drained before adding them to this classy smoothie mix.

Ingredients:

  • Black beans
  • Brown pinto beans
  • Chocolate milk
  • Raspberries
  • Honey

For A Sunny Day

Think bright. This smoothie is as delightful to look at as it is to indulge in. Tasting more like a dessert or another treat than a recipe designed to enhance muscle growth, this recipe’s secret weapon is almond milk. Enjoy sunflower seeds (crushed inside is possible too!) also helps.

Ingredients:

  • Banana
  • Orange
  • Greek yogurt
  • Almond milk
  • Sunflower seed as topping

The Almond Delight

Bodybuilders and other fitness gurus are nuts about nuts for a reason. One of the most versatile foods, nuts are both flavorful and nutritious. You can enjoy them with protein powder and still have a tasty smoothie. If you sprinkle some almond joys on top, this smoothie recipe even feels like a treat.

Ingredients:

  • Powdered almond
  • Almond milk
  • Mild protein powder
  • Almond joys as topping

Berry Smooth

A twist on the most classic type of smoothie, this berry blend sneaks in protein powder to be sure that your body gets what it needs to grow stronger. Of course, the berries mask the flavor well: you won’t notice the powder. Plus, you’ll want to make this recipe again and again, it’s a classic for a reason.

Ingredients:

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Fruit-flavored greek yogurt
  • Fruit juice
  • Mild protein powder

Taste Of Autumn

Whether you’re looking for a seasonal treat or simply something different for your dietary routine, this autumn-inspired smoothie with get your taste buds excited. At the same time, the almond milk and powdered pecans will encourage your muscle growth. The pumpkin and seasonings are also great sources of nutrients that boost your cardiovascular health and aid in digestion.

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin
  • Apple
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Almond milk
  • Powdered pecans

Gone Bananas

You can find bananas at the top of most athlete’s “best foods” list because the fruit offers benefits like improving cardiovascular and digestive health. Bananas beat out many other foods with similar benefits though because they offer low glycemic carbs that give healthy, lasting energy to people who are trying to be fit.

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Chocolate
  • Milk

Growing Growing Gone

For you to grow stronger, your muscles have to grow. Protein plays an important role in regenerating muscle cells and tissue in order to better strengthen and sculpt the body. This recipe, although unconventional, is designed purely to boost the speed and effectiveness of muscle growth. Notice that one of the ingredients is chia seed, the same chia seed used to encourage fast plant development.

Ingredients:

  • Chia seeds
  • Almond milk
  • Whey powder
  • Flaxseeds
  • Apple

10. Grinning For Green

Although many people don’t think they look appetizing, green smoothies are commonplace among healthy eaters and bodybuilders alike for a reason: they’re loaded with superfoods. Super foods happen to offer plenty of protein, along with other essential nutrients. Get adventurous.

Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Mint
  • Greek yogurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Kiwi

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