5 Protein-packed Milkshake Recipes

Shanza Farooqui Mar 26 2016
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Do you want healthy skin, hair, bones, and heart? Then what you need is a protein packed milkshake which will not only help you achieve all of the above, but also curb your urge for over-indulgence and repair muscle tissues after a strenuous workout. The following recipes are easy to make, additionally, have eight or more grams of protein, are made from natural ingredients and might just make you dribble a tad bit. Bottoms up!

1. Banana & Oats

The banana is the hero here. The high dose of potassium in bananas secures the heart and advances calcium retention. Drink this before a strenuous workout for a vitality punch. It’ll manage your glucose and avoid bothersome muscle spasms, as well.

Banana-Oats

Serves 1
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops protein powder in vanilla (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 ice cubes

Preparation:

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.

2. Papaya Ginger Fix

In case you’re feeling bloated or lazy, it’s an ideal opportunity to throw together this digestion soothing smoothie. Each ingredient is beneficial to your gut: papaya helps you take care of bloating and constipation, Greek yogurt offers solid probiotics for your immune system, and ginger and mint can fix any stomach issues.

papaya ginjer mix

Serves 1
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Water, to taste
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus 1-2 shoots for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves.
  3. Garnish with mint shoots and serve.

3. The Green Angel

The Green Angel is your friend to get healthy, glowing skin and an instant energy recharge. If you are a beginner then you can use baby spinach since its taste is imperceptible, however, as you get accustomed to the drink, try it with kale, romaine lettuce, or other verdant greens also.

the green angle

Serves 1
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup de-stemmed kale leaves or baby spinach
  • 1 large banana, chopped into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes

Preparation:

Add all ingredients and blend until smooth.

4. Carrot Fiesta

This amazing shake tastes like a carrot-cake, but is a lot healthier as it is rich in healthy fats similar to those in walnuts. It will increase your resting metabolic rate. What’s more, walnuts have healthy omega-3 unsaturated fats, which is amazing for your heart. Just one serving can give you a whole day’s portion of Vitamin A.

carrot fiesta

Serves 1
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup ice (optional)

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.

5. Raw Cocoa Shake

Raw cocoa is not the same as store chocolate. There are two significant differences: a shockingly high measure of fiber and antioxidants. When mixed with a balanced measure of honey, it is as sweet as you’d like it to be and at the same time quite healthy.

cocoa shake

Serves 1
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tablespoons raw peanut butter
  • 1½ tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • ½ cup almond milk

Preparation:

  1. Microwave raw honey for 5-10 seconds to thin it out.
  2. Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. 
Shanza Farooqui

Shanza Farooqui:

A marketeer by profession, foodie at heart and a travel fanatic, with writing as a hobby, Shanza dreams to become an entrepreneur and change the world. Her love for writing words of wisdom, words spewing sarcasm, words displaying emotions, worlds narrating her experience or just words mending things broken has led her to join the ranks of freelance writing.