Who doesn’t love a good protein shake? If you have been serious about nutrition for a while then more than likely you have gotten tired of the simple, yet very boring, protein powder mixed with milk or water option. While it does the job, they tend to get boring even with various flavors of powder available.
So instead of sticking to the status quo, take some time to branch out with this list of the best protein shakes. Variety is the spice of life, so mix it up and enjoy some different flavors as you consume your protein!
Top 6 Best Protein Shakes
- Carmel Coffee Blaster – Mix 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder, 1 tsp of instant coffee, and 1 tsp of sugar-free creamer together and blend.
- Cheesecake Shake – Mix 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 ounce of fat free or low fat cream cheese, 2 scoops of vanilla protein, and 1/4 cup of crushed graham crackers and blend.
- Peanut Butter Delight – Mix 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder, 2 tbsp of heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp of peanut butter, 12 ounces of water, 1 tbsp of flax meal (seed is too big), and some ice cubes and blend.
- Fruitastic Shake – Mix 1 cup of apple juice, 1/2 banana, 1/3 cup of strawberries (or blueberries), 1tsp of wheat germ, 3 tbsp of milk and egg protein powder (or vanilla), and some ice then blend.
- Peachy Keen – Mix 1/2 cup of peaches, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, and 2 scoops of vanilla protein then blend.
- Coconut Julius – Mix 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder, 2 tbsp of frozen orange juice concentrate, and 1/2 banana with some ice and blend.
- You can always add a little ice to make the shake more like a milk shake.
- A blender will create a smoother shake than mixing by hand.
- Feel free to experiment using more of less of the ingredients listed. This list of the best protein shakes are all geared to provide at least 30 grams of protein with minimal fat.
Mix it Up!
Don’t be afraid to try different things to make your own addition to the best protein shakes list. All you really need to experiment are some basic things like vanilla and chocolate protein powder, milk, ice, frozen fruit, yogurt, and other fun odds and ends most people already have in their kitchen. You can even crush up cookies and other fun things for a little kick and texture to your mix.
The point is, if you are going to be chugging down a lot of protein shakes over the years, why not add some delicious variety? Just like you can’t eat plain tuna and chicken breasts every day, you shouldn’t feel obligated to drink the same boring protein shake every day!