21 Unique Protein Shake Recipes for Fast Weight Loss

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Because of their muscle-building properties, protein shakes are often termed weight-gaining energy drinks. However, little do people know that these shakes are an equally effective tool for weight loss. [1] With this, below are the easy protein shake recipes to help you lose weight.

How do you ask?

For one, proteins speed up metabolism. An active metabolism requires more energy that comes from fat burning. Secondly, protein shakes curb appetite by giving a feeling of fullness. These healthy drinks can also be used as a meal replacement. [2]

There are so many ways you can add protein to your diet but protein smoothies are best because they make you lose weight without feeling hungry. [3]

Protein shakes are a combination of water, protein powder, and other healthy ingredients such as yogurt, fruits, and seeds. Protein powders are easily available in the market and include:

  • Rice protein
  • Casein protein
  • Soy protein
  • Whey protein

Let’s start with our super-effective and mouthwatering protein shake recipes to lose weight!

 

1. Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

Yes, it is possible to lose weight with chocolate and cocoa smoothies [4]. Here is what you need for protein shake recipes chocolate that contains 56% of protein.

 Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ banana cut into chunks
  • ½cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp protein powder (vegan, zero-dairy)
  • Pinch salt

 Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 211 kcal

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

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2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved. It contains 22% of proteins.

Calories/cup: 327 kcal

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

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3. Skinny High Protein Oreo& Chocolate Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 oreo cookies
  • 1 chocolate bar
  • 1 tsp husk powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

 Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved. It provides 30% of proteins.

 Calories/cup: 200 kcal

Skinny High Protein Oreo& Chocolate Milkshake

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4. Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla)
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds

 Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

 Calories/cup: 152 kcal

Best Green Smoothie

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5. Vanilla Chai Shake

Although there are many other protein shake recipes vanilla down in the list, this one is my favorite!

 Ingredients

  • 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup chilled chai tea
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

 Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 338 kcal

Vanilla Chai Protein Shake

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6. Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 scoop unflavored protein powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 284 kcal

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

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7. Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 278 kcal

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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8. Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

 Calories/cup: 168.6 kcal

Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

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9. Avocado Banana Green Protein Smoothie

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 large frozen banana (ripe // peeled // sliced)
  • 1/4 – 1/2  avocado
  • 1 large handful greens of choice

 Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

 Calories/cup: 146 kcal

Avocado Banana Green Protein Smoothie

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10. Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

Ingredient

  • ½ banana
  • 1cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbs unsweetened almond butter
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch cinnamon

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 242 kcal

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

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11. Grape and Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Ingredient

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 154 kcal

Grape and Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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12. French Toast Protein Shake

Ingredients

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

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 180 kcal

French Toast Protein Shake

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13. Berry Oat Protein Smoothie

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup berries
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 246 kcal

Berry Oat Protein Smoothie

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14. Blueberry Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 183 kcal

Blueberry Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

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15. Raw Banana Bread Shakes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ½ banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ⅓ cup oats

Blend until smooth.

Calories/cup: 207 kcal

Raw Banana Bread Shakes

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16. Peach & Cream Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups frozen peaches
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened milk
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Blend until smooth.

Calories/cup: 131 kcal

Peach & Cream Protein Shake

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17. Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 207 kcal

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

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18. Orange Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Honey to taste
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 329kcal

Orange Protein Shake

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The following three blends are protein shake recipes low carb.

19.  Strawberry Low Carb Protein Shake

Ingredient

  • 4 ounces strawberries
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp stevia

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 152 kcal

Strawberry Low Carb Protein Shake

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20. Low Crab Organic Chocolate Cashew Shake

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup cashew nuts
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • mint leaves

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved. 

Calories/cup: 253 kcal

Low Crab Organic Chocolate Cashew Shake

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21. Green Mint Low Crab Protein Shake

Ingredient 

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 scoop mint protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ tsp mint extract

Blend everything until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Calories/cup: 293kcal

Green Mint Low Crab Protein Shake

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Why Correct Recipes for Protein Shakes Are Important

Proteins are made up of tiny building blocks called amino acids. Amino acids are pure organic compounds that are sensitive and reactive. The protein shake recipes for weight loss must be prepared taking great care with the quantity of ingredients.

 

Wrapping it up

Protein shakes are a great way of losing weight healthily. These are easy-to-make and contain ingredients that are easily available in the kitchen.

Try out a recipe today.

21 Unique Protein Shake Recipes for Fast Weight Loss

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