The protein smoothie is the perfect way to drink your nutrients and hit your macros without worry. Filled with fresh ingredients and a variety of supplements, a protein drink can be consumed at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and are a great addition to your pre-workout and post-workout routine. According to BodyBuilding.com, it’s important to get protein into the body fast after your workout so as to properly repair and replenish muscle tissue after the gym. What’s more, because protein shakes can be more quickly digested than solid food, they are even more advantageous to consume in those precious hours post-workout.
So protein smoothies sound great, but the one problem is that if made incorrectly, they taste bland and chalky. That’s why you need the right recipes in your smoothie repertoire. An equal mix of fresh ingredients, healthy fats, and supplements yields a smoothie that is not only good for you, but tastes good, too, and if we’re being honest, that’s just as important if we want to stick to our smoothie schedule.
1. Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Protein Smoothie
This first recipe from Hummusapien proves that a protein smoothie can be delicious. It is the perfect breakfast treat, as it features the classic combination of oatmeal and raisins and is made up of only seven ingredients. Inspired by a cookie, this smoothie is one you’ll have no trouble slurping down.
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 large overripe banana, sliced and frozen
- 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop protein powder
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender until mixture is completely blended and smooth.