Healthy High-Protein Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Healthy High-Protein Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes


One of the best ways that I beat cravings is with smoothies. I love smoothies that are high in protein but that I don't have compromise my daily calories for. Here are some of my favorite healthy smoothie recipes that are not only delicious but also help me stay lean and fit.


PB&J Smoothie
1 Serving | 228 Calories | 16g Protein

Ingredients

1 cup mixed frozen berries
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter (Pb2 substitute will reduce calories)
¼ cup vanilla protein
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 cup almond/nonfat milk
½ cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk. Instead of vanilla protein, Greek yogurt with a high protein content can also be substituted.
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Spinach Flax Smoothie
1 serving | 231 Calories | 19g Protein

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk
1 handful of organic spinach
¼ cup frozen mango chunks
¼ cup frozen pineapple
½ frozen banana
1 tablespoon flax meal
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk. Instead of vanilla protein, Greek yogurt with a high protein content can also be substituted.







Key lime Pie Smoothie
1 serving | 212 calories | 42g protein

Ingredients

½ cup cottage cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ cup ice
½ cup water
1 teaspoon stevia/sweetener
1 handful of spinach
1 tablespoon vanilla instant pudding
Optional: graham cracker crumbs

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk. Instead of vanilla protein, Greek yogurt with a high protein content can also be substituted. Top with graham crackers if desired!





Oreo Smoothie
2 servings | 211 Calories | 19g protein

Ingredients

2 cups cottage cheese (without salt)
1 cup skim milk
3 Oreo cookies
1 teaspoon Truvia
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Blend cottage cheese. Add the rest of the ingredients in the blender. Add more milk if thinner texture is desired. Chill for one hour before you drink.






Sunrise Smoothie
1 serving | 209 calories | 8g protein

Ingredients

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 frozen banana
1 orange, peeled, segmented
4-6oz of vanilla greek yogurt
(water or almond milk if needed)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.





Dark Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

1 serving | 153 calories | 13g protein

Ingredients


1 frozen banana
½ cup ice
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
optional: dark chocolate chips

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk. Instead of vanilla protein, Greek yogurt with a high protein content can also be substituted.





Almond Butter Smoothie
1 serving | 280 calories | 8g protein

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
¾ cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
optional: 1 tbsp. cacao powder

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.





Coffee Banana Smoothie
3 servings | 132 calories | 5g protein

Ingredients

1 cup chilled brewed coffee
1.5 bananas
1 cup greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flax seeds
2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup ice


Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.





Grape and Blueberry Smoothie
1 serving | 320 calories | 9g protein

Ingredients

1 egg beaten, scrambled, and cooled
1 frozen banana
½ cup blueberries (fresh)
½ cup frozen red grapes
½ cup ice
1 cup almond milk
¼ cup orange juice
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

In a small skillet, scramble the egg over medium heat until fluffy and cooked through. Remove from heat and set on a plate. Allow egg to cool to room temperature. Add all ingredients for the smoothie to a blender and blend until completely smooth.





French Toast Protein Shake
1 serving | 235 calories | 42g protein

Ingredients

½ cup cottage cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon maple extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 stevia packets
½ cup water
1 cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk. Instead of vanilla protein, Greek yogurt with a high protein content can also be substituted.





Berry Oat Smoothie
2 servings | 280 calories | 10g protein

Ingredients

½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup almond milk (more as needed)
½ cup frozen berries
3 tablespoons honey (or to taste)
cup greek yogurt
¼ cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk






Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
2 servings | 346 calories | 11g protein

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas
1 cup almond milk
1 cup ice
¼ cup peanut butter/pb2
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.




Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie
2 servings | 585 calories | 18g protein

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup almond butter
½ cup greek yogurt
¾ cup almond milk
3 dates, pitted, quartered
1 cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.





Raw Chocolate Smoothie
1 serving | 437 calories | 12g protein

Ingredients

1 tablespoon honey
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter/PB2
1.5 tablespoons raw cacao powder
½ cup almond milk
¼ cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.



Banana Bread Smoothie
4 servings | 307 calories | 10g protein

Ingredients

3 cups almond milk
2 frozen bananas
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1.5 cups ice
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.






Peach and Oat Smoothie
2 servings | 263 calories | 11g protein

Ingredients

1.5 cups frozen peaches
1 cup almond milk
1 cup greek yogurt
1 frozen banana
½ cup oats
½ cup water
¼ cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.






Carrot Cake Smoothie
4 servings | 219 calories | 10g protein

Ingredients

4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 cup greek yogurt
1.5 cup almond milk
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup walnuts
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.







Orange Julius Smoothie
2 servings | 130 calories | 16g protein

Ingredients

1 cup cottage cheese (unsalted)
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 1 orange
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packets stevia
1 cup almond milk
1 cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If smoothie is not mixing well, try adding more almond milk.


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