4 HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE RECIPES YOU NEED TO TRY

Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They provide everything you need — protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits — all in one convenient package.

For each recipe, place the ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth.

1. Very Berry Super Shake

This shake is packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, phyto-nutrients, and probiotics,says Brian St. Pierre, M.S., R.D., C.S.C.S., sports dietitian and nutrition coach at Precision NutritionIt can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner.” 

BLEND THIS:
12 oz water
1 cup spinach
2 cups frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp walnuts
1 tbsp ground flaxseed

500 calories, 57 g protein, 54 g carbs, 14 g fiber, 11 g fat

2. Orange Creamsicle

This shake from Roussell tastes just like a creamsicle, but with real ingredients rather than loads of added sugar.

BLEND THIS:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 orange
¼ orange peel
1 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 cup water
½ cup orange juice
3 ice cubes

399 calories, 32 g protein, 14 g fat, 39 g carbs

3. Strawberry Banana Post-Workout Smoothie

This smoothie makes for the perfect recovery drink. Its not only loaded with muscle-building protein, but also boasts a blend of healthful nutrients that speed recovery and nourish your body, says Roussell.

BLEND THIS:
Water as needed
1 cup plain low-fat kefir
2 tbsp walnuts
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 banana
1 scoop vanilla whey protein

489 calories, 39 g protein, 11 g fat, 59 g carbs, 7 g fiber

4.Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like dessert, albeit a mega-nutritious one. Rich-tasting ricotta provides an extra dose of muscle-friendly whey protein and pitted frozen cherries help you get some immune-boosting vitamin C.

BLEND THIS:

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup frozen cherries

448 calories, 37g protein, 34g carbs, 2g fiber, 19g fat

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