5 Protein Shake Recipes That Don’t Require Any Protein Powder

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One of the easiest ways to get more of the powerhouse nutrient in your diet is through a variety of protein shakes.

We offer you five of our favorite shakes, made with only real ingredients that are easy to find at your local groceries or health food stores. Each of the shakes below contains at least 22 grams of protein, which is enough to re-fuel post workout or begin your day with a good feeling.

  1. Mexican Chocolate Shake

It is delicious with its rich chocolate flavor and clue of spice. This shake version makes things refreshing and cold on a hot day. You can add some maple syrup for a bit of sweetness, and add a dash of heat with some cayenne.

Ingredients:

–           5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt

–           ¼ cup cooked quinoa, chilled

–           10 raw almonds

–           ½ tsp. cinnamon

–           1½ Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

–           3/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk

–           1 medium banana, cut into chunks and frozen

–           1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

1)         All ingredients are blended until smooth.

2)         Pour into glass.

3)         Serve.

  1. Raspberry Almond Shake

Begin your day with the sweet, tart flavor of raspberries. This shake provides fiber, protein, and good fats to keep you satisfied all morning. The Greek yogurt provides the sour side and the maple syrup brings out their sweeter side.

Ingredients:

–           ½ cup frozen raspberries

–           5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt

–           1 Tbsp. maple syrup

–           1 Tbsp. hemp hearts

–           1 Tbsp. chia seeds

–           ½ cup unsweetened cashew milk

–           1/8 tsp. almond extract

Directions:

1)         All ingredients are blended until smooth.

2)         Pour into glass.

3)         Serve.

  1. Berry Oat Shake

Oatmeal is a famous food for breakfast and usually is combined with many other ingredients and fruits, such berries. By adding some honey you’ll enhance its sweetness that berries bring, or leave that out if you don’t want it sweet.

Ingredients:

–           ½ cup frozen blueberries

–           5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt

–           5 frozen strawberries

–           ¼ cup frozen raspberries

–           2 Tbsp. old-fashioned rolled oats

–           ¼ cup cannellini beans drained and rinsed

–           1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

–           1 tsp. honey

Directions:

1)         All ingredients are blended until smooth.

2)         Pour into glass.

3)         Serve.

  1. Chai Shake

This Chai smoothie is one of the favorite recipes with the incredible creaminess and mixture of warm spices. It boosts the body with the protein and omega-3s—so you can start your day without having to stop at your favorite coffee shop.

Ingredients:

–           1 Tbsp. chia seeds

–           5.3 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt

–           ¼ tsp. ground cardamom

–           ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

–           1/8 tsp. ground ginger

–           Small pinch ground cloves

–           1 Tbsp. hemp hearts

–           1/8 tsp. ground allspice

–           1 medium banana, cut into

–           ½ cup unsweetened cashew milk

Directions:

1)         All ingredients are blended until smooth.

2)         Pour into glass.

3)         Serve.

  1. Peaches and Cream Shake

This delicious snack of peaches with a touch of cream poured over them will give you great flavor but also, with a lot more protein, which fuel you through your day. The vanilla increases flavor in this shake.

Ingredients:

–           1 cup frozen peaches

–           5,3 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt

–           1 Tbsp. hemp hearts

–           1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

–           10 raw almonds

Directions:

1)         All ingredients are blended until smooth.

2)         Pour into glass.

3)         Serve.