Delicious Protein Shake Recipes For After Your Morning Workout

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Delicious Protein Shake Recipes For After Your Morning Workout

Apr 12, 2017 //

If you’re the kind of person who likes to work out early in the morning, you’ll need the right fuel afterwards to help regenerate your muscles.

Not only will you have more energy for the rest of your day, but you’ll recover from your workout faster, too. Make one of these shakes and drink it down within a half an hour of exercising. As a bonus, most of these drinks are excellent for breakfast.

1. French Toast Protein Shake

This recipe is not only delicious, but it will provide you with that extra burst of energy you need in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup ice

Combine all ingredients thoroughly in a blender, then serve. Get the recipe from Dashing Dish.

2. Grape And Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie actually has scrambled eggs in it. Strange, but delicious. Plus, it really packs a punch with extra protein to build up your muscles and recover quickly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, beaten, scrambled, and cooled
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen red grapes
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients thoroughly in a blender, then serve. Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.

3. Coffee Banana Smoothie

This list has a lot of combinations you wouldn’t expect, but this one is yet another winner. The tastes of coffee and banana go well together, and the jolt of caffeine will help push you through your workout.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chilled coffee
  • 1 ½ bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp agave nectar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 6 ice cubes

Combine everything in a blender until completely mixed. Get the recipe at Cookin’ Canuck.

4. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

This drink is so sweet and delicious, it is crazy that it’s actually good for you, especially right before a workout.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana, peeled and frozen
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract

Combine everything in a blender until completely mixed. Get the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds.

5. Sunrise Smoothie

This is a very standard, healthy smoothie that uses natural ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 6 oz Greek yogurt

Throw everything together in a blender and blend it until combined. Find the original recipe at Iowa Girl Eats.

6. Oreo Protein Milkshake

Woah. This shake is ridiculously delicious, and it’s just what I want to drink in the morning before a workout. It uses actual oreos!

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3 oreo cookies
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend the cottage cheese first, then add everything else and blend until combined. Get the recipe at Honey and Figs.

7. White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

The white chocolate in this smoothie gives it a unique flavor that you’ll love in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp water

Mix everything together in a blender until smooth and consistent. Find the recipe at Daily Burn.

8. Key Lime Protein Shake

Another tasty shake that feels more like a dessert than a healthy boost, this drink is one you’ll want to have again and again.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 5 ice cubes
  • ½ cup water
  • Sweetener of your choice

Combine everything in a blender until completely mixed. Get the recipe at Dashing Dish.

9. Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is green and not afraid to show it. The spinach in it will add some nutrients and help you keep your fiber intake up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach
  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp flax meal
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder

Put all the ingredients into a blender and serve when they are consistent. Get the recipe at The Blonde Buckeye.

10. Peanut Butter And Jelly Smoothie

This smoothie will evoke memories of your childhood, while giving you lots of protein and carbs, among other nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 cup soy milk

Blend everything in a blender until smooth, then enjoy.

Caleb Palmquist

Caleb is a freelance writer living in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a health and fitness enthusiast who wants to inspire people to live happier, longer lives. Caleb's hobbies include hiking, kayaking, biking, and cooking.

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