101 Protein Shake Recipes

Protein shakes are absolutely fantastic when it comes to pre-workout or post-workout nutrition. The shake can be tailored to fit whatever your needs are, and with the right ingredients it could even taste great. The majority of them are Whey Protein Shake Recipes but there are a few that are based around Milk and Eggs as the protein source.

When I first started out, i had absolutely no idea how to make one, or even the different combinations that were possible. I then set out to compile a list, with all the protein shake recipes I could find online and what you below, is the result of that search.

As for this list of shakes, what you will see are the ingredients. The actual process of making them is quite simple, and just involves putting everything in a blender and blitzing it for about 45 seconds. You can increase/decrease Ice into the mix until you get the consistency you like (thick or smooth).

Whey Protein based shakes: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry or any flavor
Egg Protein shakes
Milk Protein based shakes
Shakes based on other types of protein

Chocolate Whey Protein Shakes

The Best Protein Shake Ever
Ingredients:
2 scoops Chocolate Whey Powder
10 Ice Cubes
12 oz. fat free milk
2 tblsp fat free vanilla yogart
1 tblsp reduced fat peanut butter
2 tblsp hazelnut coffee
1/8 cup caramel ice cream topping

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
2 scoops chocolate Whey Powder
2 Tbsp Whipping Cream (heavy cream, not cream out of a can)
1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
12 oz. water
1 Tbsp. Flax Meal
4-6 ice cubes

Lean Mass Banana Split Shake
1/2 frozen banana (Banana Calories)
1 Tsp. banana extract
2 Tbsp. Whipping cream (heavy cream, not cream out of a can)
2 Scoops Chocolate (no carb) Whey Powder
10-12 oz water
4-6 ice cubes

Heavy Gainer
3 scoops chocolateWhey Powder
4 egg whites
1 tbls. Peanut Butter
8 oz. cold water
2 cups ice

Vanilla Whey Protein Shakes Recipes

Banana Bread Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
1 Banana
1/2 Cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
3/4 Cup Kellogg’s Bran Flakes
1 Bottle of Water
Sugar, Brown Sugar or Artificial Sweetener to taste

Banana Protein Shake
Ingredients:
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Powder
1 medium to large banana
8 oz. light Soy Milk
1 TBSP Linseed, Soy and Almond Mixture
1 tsp Golden Syrup
Few drops vanilla essence/extract
3-4 cubes ice
1 TBSP low fat natural yoghurt

Orange Vanilla Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
8 oz. Orange Juice
4-5 ice cubes
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
½ banana
2-3 frozen strawberries
2 packets of sweetener

Protein-Carb Almond Blaster
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
10-12 oz of skim milk
1.2 cup of dry oatmeal
1.2 cup of raisins
12 shredded almonds
1 tbsp of peanut butter.

Plum Ice Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
1 ripe plum (pitted) juice of 1 lemon
16 ounces of ice water
1.2 cup of ice cubes.

Plum-Lemon Cooler
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
1 ripe plum, pitted
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon multi-vitamin powder
16 ounces ice water
1/2 cup ice cubes

Wild Berry Boost
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
8 raspberries
4 strawberries
15 blueberries
16 ounces nonfat milk
1/2 cup ice cubes

Creatine Catalyst
Ingredients:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
5 Granny Smith apples
5 grams (one teaspoon) Creapureä £reatine powder
1/2 cup ice cubes

Peanut Brittle Protein Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops vanilla protein
1 tbsp sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix, dry
1 tbsp natural peanut butter, chunky
8 oz. cold water or lowfat milk.
3-6 ice cubes

The Hulk
Ingredients:
2 scoops vanilla protein
1 tbsp sugar-free pistachio pudding mix
1 mint leaf or a few drops peppermint extract (optional)
1 few drops green food coloring (optional)
8 oz. cold water or low-fat milk
3-5 ice cubes

Oatmeal Meal Replacement Shake
Ingredients:
1 cup dry measure oatmeal, cooked in water and cooled
2 scoops vanilla protein
3 dashes cinnamon
1/8 c sugar free maple syrup or equivalent amount brown sugar replacement
1 tbsp chopped almonds (or flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter)
12 oz. water or low-fat milk

Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops vanilla Whey Powder
1 tbsp sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp imitation vanilla (or 1/4 tsp extract)
1 packet artificial sweetener
a few dashes butter flavor sprinkles or butter-flavor extract
8 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
3 ice cubes

Nada Colada Protein Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops vanillaWhey Powder
1/2 c pineapple-orange juice*
1/4 tsp rum extract
1/4 tsp coconut extract (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)
1 packet artificial sweetener
4 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
3-6 ice cubes

Tropical Treat
Ingredients:
8 oz. pure water
1/2 banana (frozen)
2 tbs. low fat sour cream
1 tsp. coconut extract
10-15 drops liquid stevia (optional)
2 scoops vanillaWhey Powder

Super Healthy Honey Banana Shake
1 cup of pure water
1 big scoop of vanilla Whey Powder
3/4 cup of natural yoghurt
1 banana
1 tsp of flax-seed oil
2 tsp of honey
1 tsp spirulena

Rock N’ Roll Protein Shake
Ingredients:
1 cup of pure water
1 big scoop of vanilla Whey Powder
3/4 cup of natural yoghurt
1 banana
1 tsp of flax-seed oil
2 tsp of honey
1 tsp spirulena

Pineapple Power
Ingredients:
1 cup of pineapple juice
3 strawberries
1 banana
1 teaspoon of yogurt
1 scoop of your choice of protein

Orange And Cream Delight
Ingredients:
1 Bottle of Orange Gatorade
1 Packet Vanilla Whey Powder

Strawberry Savior
Ingredients:
4 scoops vanilla Whey Powder
8 fluid ounces water
1 colombo strawberry yogurt
3 frozen strawberries
1 teaspoon creatine
1 teaspoon flax seed oil

Vanilla Coffee Delight
Ingredients:
10-12 oz. low-fat milk
2 scoops vanillaWhey Powder
1/2 cup low-fat coffee flavored ice cream

Iso-Egg Heavy Gainer
Ingredients:
3 scoops Whey Powder Vanilla
4 egg whites
1 tbls. Peanut Butter
8 oz. cold water
2 cups ice

Peanut Butter And Banana Shake
Ingredients:
2 scoops USn Vanilla Muscle fuel
100g almond flakes
1 table spoon peanut butter
500ml skim milk
half banana
1 table spoon honey

The Best Overall Tasting Homemade Protein Shake
Ingredients:
16 oz. skim milk
2 cups no-fat cottage cheese
3 scoops vVabilla Whey Powder
1/2 cup non-fat, reduced-sugar vanilla yogurt scoop of your favorite fruit

(I like frozen strawberries & banana)
Splenda or Sweet-n-Low to taste (about 2 packets)
Handful of Ice

PB&J Protein Shake
2 Scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
8-12 oz water (add 1% milk if you want a little creamier texture)
1 Tbsp. Natural (smooth) Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp. Flax oil or Flax meal
1 Tsp. No sugar Strawberry Jam

Fruity Carbohydrate High Protein Shake – (Post or Pre-Workout)
1 banana (cut in pieces and frozen)
4-6 whole strawberries (from frozen berry package)
1/2 cup low fat yogurt (or Brown Cow cream top for more calories)
1 cup orange or pineapple juice
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder

Tropical Protein Pina Colada Shake
2-3 scoops Vanilla low carb Whey Powder
4 oz water
1/3 cup pineapple chunks (canned in water, or fresh) – freeze them for icy texture
Coconut milk or coconut extract (again, from a can for more fat or extract for low cal)
1/2 cup 2% milk + 1/2 cup pineapple low carb drink (like Diet V-8 tropical)
4-6 ice cubes

Root Beer Float
12 oz can of diet Root Beer
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder (carb-free)
4-6 ice cubes
2 Tbsp Whipping cream (heavy cream, not from a can)

Mango Madness
2-3 scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
1/2 to 1 cup mango pieces frozen or freshly sliced natural mango
1 cup Brown Cow Vanilla cream top yogurt
1 Tbsp Flax seed oil
6-8 oz water

Dreamsicle Shake
2-3 Scoops VanillaWhey Powder
Seeds from half a length of real vanilla bean
1 Tsp. Vanilla extract (real not imitation)
4 oz. water
6 oz. Orange juice + zest from half orange
3 Tbsp Whipping cream (heavy cream, not from can)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (or frozen vanilla yogurt)
Ice cubes at end to add desired consistency

Mineral Power
10 oz. pure water
1 oz. liquid ionic plant source minerals
1 packet knox gelatin
1 tbs. flax seed oil
1 big scoop of vanilla Whey Powder
artificial sweetener or to taste (optional)

Rock N’ Roll Protein Shake
1 cup of pure water
1 big scoop of vanilla Whey Powder
3/4 cup of natural yoghurt
1 banana
1 tsp of flax-seed oil
2 tsp of honey
1 tsp spirulena

Strawberry Savior
4 scoops vanillaWhey Powder
8 fluid ounces water
1 colombo strawberry yogurt
3 frozen strawberries
1 teaspoon creatine
1 teaspoon flax seed oil

Vanilla Coffee Delight
10-12 oz. low-fat milk
2 scoops vanillaWhey Powder
1/2 cup low-fat coffee flavored ice cream

Peanut Butter And Banana Shake
2 scoops vanillaWhey Powder
100g almond flakes
1 table spoon peanut butter
500ml skim milk
half banana
1 table spoon honey

The Best Overall Tasting Homemade Protein Shake
16 oz. skim milk
2 cups no-fat cottage cheese
3 scoops vanillaWhey Powder
1/2 cup non-fat, reduced-sugar vanilla yogurt scoop of your favorite fruit
Splenda or Sweet-n-Low to taste (about 2 packets)
Handful of Ice

Ginger Bread Man
1 scoop vanillaWhey Powder
1 graham cracker
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 capful vanilla extract
12oz. of water
4 Ice Cubes
Blend 45 seconds

Creamy Coffee Ice Cream
1 scoop vanillaWhey Powder
13 oz ice cubes
3 oz water
2 tsp ground coffee

Apple Pie Delight
1 scoop vanillaWhey Powder
1 peeled and cored apple, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
5 Ice Cubes

Holiday Pumpkin Spice Shake (low carb/ diet shake)
2 Scoops Vanilla Whey Powder
8 oz. water
1 Tbsp. Flax oil
1 Tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1 Tsp. Splenda Brown Sugar
8 oz. Yogurt
4-6 ice cubes

Strawberry Whey Powder

Fruit Smoothie
2 scoops Strawberry Whey Powder
4 large strawberries
blueberries ( a small handful)
water (just a few drops)
1/2 C ice
Splenda to taste

Egg Protein Shake Recipes

Egg-cellent Shake
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk or 3-4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Tropical Pleasure
Ingredients:
8 oz. pure water
1/2 tsp. pineapple extract
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1 tbs heavy cream
1/2 frozen banana
1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of Egg Protein
Stevia or Agave to taste (optional)
2-3 ice cubes (optional)

Egg-cellent Shake
Ingredients:
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk or 3-4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Add all ingredients in blender. Blend and enjoy.

Milk based Protein Shake Recipes

Banana Almond Creme
Ingredients:
1 Banana
12 Cup Milk
10 Almonds
1 Serving Protein
5 Ice Cubes

Chocolate Coffee Shake
Ingredients:
Mix 2 scoops of Milk Chocolate Protein
1 cup of skim milk
5 ice cubes
1 cup of water
1 spoonful of instant coffee!

Peppermint Oatmeal Shake
Ingredients:
Mix 2 scoops of Milk Chocolate Protein
1 cup sugar free vanilla ice cream
1 cup oatmeal
2 cups non-fat milk
1.2 cup water
a splash of peppermint extract!

Banana Almond Creme
1 Banana
12 Cup Milk
10 Almonds
1 Serving Protein
5 Ice Cubes

Other Source of Protein

Snickers® Protein Shake
3 Snickers® Bars
4 eggs
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
Chop the candy into cubes. Add the milk, eggs, then mix; add the evaporated

milk and mix.

Butterfinger® Protein Shake
3 Butterfinger® Bars
4 eggs
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
Chop the candy into cubes. Add the milk, eggs, then mix; add the evaporated

milk and mix.

Carnation Protein Shake
Ingredients:
1 cup skim milk
2 tsp. safflower oil
Several pieces of ice
1 banana
1 package of Carnation Instant Breakfast (there’s also a lo-carb mix)

Muscle Shake
1 c. lowfat milk
1/2 c. plain lowfat yogurt
1 banana, sliced
2 tbsp.Whey Powder
6 strawberries, sliced
1 tsp. wheat germ
1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
1/4 c. natural berry juice
Pinch of nutmeg or carob powder

Orange And Cream Delight
1 Bottle of Orange Gatorade
1 packet vanilla meal replacer

Whey Powder Any Flavor

Mineral Power
Ingredients:
10 oz. pure water
1 oz. liquid ionic plant source minerals
1 packet knox gelatin
1 tbs. flax seed oil
1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein of choice
Stevia or to taste (optional)

Weight Gainer
14 oz. pure water
2 bananas or 2 scoops YAM Power
3 tbs. peanut butter
6 drops liquid artificial sweetener (optional)
1 scoop of your choice of protein

Pineapple Power
1 cup of pineapple juice
3 strawberries
1 banana
1 teaspoon of yogurt
1 scoop of your choice of protein

Banana Delight
Ingredients:
8 oz. pure water
1/2 banana (frozen)
2 oz. protein of choice
2 tsp. flax seed oil

Strawberry Cheesecake
Ingredients:
10 oz pure water
8 frozen strawberries
4 tbs. low fat sour cream
10-15 drops liquid stevia (optional)
1.5 oz. protein of choice

Blueberry Dream
Ingredients:
10 oz. Pure water
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1.5 oz. protein of choice
2 tsp. flax seed oil
15 drops liquid stevia (optional)

Fat Burning Peaches and Cream
Ingredients:
8 oz. pure water
1 ripe peach
2 tbs. low fat sour cream
8 drops liquid stevia (optional)
1.5 oz protein of choice

Quick Start
Ingredients:
3 oranges (fresh juiced only, NOT canned or bottled
6 drops liquid stevia (optional)
1 oz. protein of choice

High Energy Shake!
Ingredients:
10 oz pure water
10 strawberries (Fresh or Frozen)
1 tbs. flax seed oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein of choice
Stevia to taste (optional)
2-3 ice cubes (optional)

Super Slimmer
Ingredients:
8 oz. pure water
1 tbs. flax seed oil
1/2 ripe peach (peeled)
6 frozen strawberries
1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of of protein of choice
Stevia to taste (optional)

Heavy Gainer
Ingredients:
10-14 oz. pure water
1/2 cup raw almonds – blend with water only until creamy smooth then add…
1/2 large frozen banana
2 level scoops (2 oz) of protein of choice
Stevia to taste (optional)

Weight Gainer
Ingredients:
14 oz. pure water
2 bananas or 2 scoops YAM Power
3 tbs. peanut butter
6 drops liquid stevia (optional)
2 oz. protein of choice

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Comments

  1. My Body Fat Blog says:

    Absolutely priceless information I have just printed this off. I’m just mixing mine with water, milk and bananas at the moment. But your list has shown me that you can do so much more.
    Thanks!

  2. Protein Drink Reviews says:

    Great information! Tomorrow I am going to make one!

  3. phyllis Allen says:

    love the shake recipies. I just had bariatric surgery nd have to drink protien shakes. I was struggling until I found your website.

  4. Aaron says:

    I have been looking for a smoothie recipe using pumpkin. I’ll have to try #76, although I’ll omit the Splenda for regular brown sugar.

  5. James says:

    Great recipes, have tried a few of them and they taste great. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup was great really enjoyed it.

  6. Br.Bill says:

    Here’s one: The balanced meal shake – trial and error on my part built this. You can hide veggies in a shake your kid will love. Crazy but true.

    1 cup milk
    1 serving vanilla or chocolate protein powder (= 1 scoop of Muscle Milk whey, Jay Robb, etc.).
    1 banana
    1 Tbsp sugar-free pudding mix or 2 Tbsp regular pudding mix
    3 oz. carrot
    1 oz. raw spinach
    3/4 cup ice

    Blend everything but the ice until it’s smooth. SMOOTH. If it’s not sweet enough, throw in a packet of stevia. Then add the ice and blend again until smooth. This makes a 32-ish ounce shake that is seriously a full meal.

    To balance it with more carbs, add 1/2 cup of oatmeal in the original blend.

    It helps to have a big-time blender like a Vita-Mix, but
    other blenders will get the job done too.

    I’m all hungry now!

  7. sena says:

    Thanks for posting the recipes…going for gastric bypass in 10 dayz have to do proyein shakes before and after surgery …thanks again…..

  8. Lauren M says:

    These suggestions are great and the recipes sound very good. I am an Herbalife protein shake maker and I try to keep my shakes low fat. You can replace the flavorings such as carmel or peanut butter with the Torani sugar free sryups, and it tastes just the same. Also, I buy the Benefiber powder and put it in all my shakes. :)

    Just a few suggestions

  9. Linda says:

    Good information! This evening I am going to make one!

  10. Alma says:

    This list is fantastic!!!!!! I just bought a GNC On The Go Blender and i am looking forward to trying out some of your recepies.
    Thank you so much for sharing, you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Heidi says:

    thank you! glad I found this!

  12. Smile says:

    Coffee Shake
    12 oz cold coffee
    2 scoops chocolate whey protein
    1 tsp of cococa natural
    1 TSP all natural peanutbutter
    2 frozen bananas
    1 scoop oat brand or oat meal
    Ice cubes to thicken

  13. an idiot abroad says:

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  14. sierra says:

    thanks for posting this is great stuff everytime after i work out i have to get some YUMMMMMMMMMY

  15. enelkay says:

    This is going to be unbelievably helpful to me. My husband’s kidneys have failed and he’s on nightly dialysis and needs a diet about twice as high in protein than that of most people. Along with that he’s very restricted in the things he can eat. He can eat no nuts or nut products, no chocolate, no salt, only certain fruits and veggies, and is extremely limited in his dairy intake. But I’ve spent a couple of hours going through this list and have found 14 shakes that appear to be ones that he’ll like and that will add some of the needed protein to his diet. I’ve added the ingredients that I don’t already have to my shopping list and plan to run out today and get them.

    Thank you and God bless you for helping a man who could potentially be very sick to stay healthy!

    • Kahthan Deane says:

      Thanks enelkay, I am glad it helped. Please let me know if there is any other help/info you need.

  16. Heather says:

    This is my own recipe:
    1 Cup unsweetened Almond Milk
    1 Cup Frozen Triple Berries (Blackberry, Raspberry, Blueberry)
    1 TBS Walnut Oil
    1 TBS Agave necture
    3 scoops (or 1 serving) protein powder ( I use soy)

    In another version, I add 1 TBS of unsweetened Cocoa powder and replace the berries with a banana.

  17. CHARLIE says:

    Thanks.
    saves on prescription and sounds a lot tatstier than pre-pack drinks
    all the best
    Charlie

  18. Marie says:

    Another VERY delicious shake
    3/4 cup Skim milk
    3/4 cup Cranberry juice
    3/4 cup of frozen raspberry
    1 Serving of Vanilla whey protein

  19. Tanveer says:

    Like the recipe of shake with banana and almond but what does one serving of protein any example

  20. Diana says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. Now my breakfast & post-workout smoothies are never boring. I used to dread drinking my protein smoothie & now I can’t wait.
    Here is one I just made up & it tastes soooo good.

    Creamy Blackberry Smoothie

    1 scoop vanilla whey protein
    1 Cup frozen blackberries
    1 Cup low fat milk
    1 tbs heavy cream (I used 2 spoons half&half)
    2 tbs low fat cottage cheese (yes, don’ skip this one)
    2 packets of stevia

    ice cubes are optional – I didn’t add any this time as the blackberries were frozen solid.

    Yum, so good. Enjoy!

  21. Suzy says:

    Thanks for the great recipes! I am really new at this protein shake thing! I am trying to lose weight and be leaner. I noticed some of the shakes said weight gainer on them. How do I know which ones I should use and which ones I shouldn’t? I would really love a response!

    Thanks so much!

  22. Joseph says:

    Love the list. I workout alot and my shakes were always boreing these sound so much better. Thanks!!!

  23. mel says:

    Just a question… I had been doing the slim fast shakes, but now that they came out with their new design and cost a lot more, I don’t want to spend money on that. I have been looking for recipes that I could make at home, and I was wondering if these smoothies are similar to a weight loss shake? I do not know much about this, and I know that you need a lot of extra protein when exercising, but do these protein shakes work as meal replacement as well?

    Also, has anyone tried making up a large batch of these smoothies to have for the week or a few days? I don’t have the time to make a shake every single day like this, and thus liked the convenience of slim fast pre made shakes. I was trying to find a recipe that I could make in bulk, and perhaps portion into empty water bottles or something to make them ‘grab and go’ ready. Obviously some would depend on expirations of individual ingredients, and would probably not last more than a few days, but would it be ok to make up a batch sunday night to have ready for the mornings of the work week?

  24. Dodie says:

    Thanks for all the great shake recipes. I needed some new ideas as I’m on a 2 shake a day diet that’s working great for me, but I needed some ideas for different flavors.

  25. Chris says:

    This is what I call my MEGA Protein Shake (about 46oz). I make this at times after a real intense heavy workout and consume 4hrs before bed time. All ingredients are organic. Ok, now I give a range just in case some people like it more creamy or not. So for the creamier add the whole banana and less ice. You can also adjust the serving fruit size as well. For a particular flavor, such as strawberry, match the juice with the yogurt and the fruit for maximum flavor and smell. If you are indifferent then mix as you see fit.

    16oz (Soy Vanilla Milk – 12 grams of protein &180 calories or Preferred Juice – varies on nutrition)
    1 cup – 1 cup 1/4 of ice (Crushed or Not)
    1/2 – 1 Banana ( 70-100 calories)
    1 Serving of Greek Yogurt (Preferred Flavor – Brown Cow 14 grams of protein &140 calories)
    1 cup of fruit (Your Preference – varies on calories)
    2 Scoops of NOW Protein (Unflavored – 50 grams of protein & 210 calories)

  26. TheGooch says:

    How do these items affect the thickness of the shake:
    Ice( is more thicker or less ice thicker? )
    Blender Speed – I have a 12 speed, should I use a low speed or a high speed (for thicker shake)
    Time-If I let it run longer, will that increase thickness or decrease it?

    Thanks in advance.

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