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Homemade Protein Shake Recipes: A DIY Blend of Health and Taste

Homemade Protein Shake Recipes
Just about anybody who is into bodybuilding or body-sculpting - and there are legions of them these days - is well aware of the importance of including protein shakes as a diet supplement. This is because protein is a vitally important ingredient in your diet, whether the goal is to lose weight and body fat, or build muscles and get stronger and bigger.
Rita Putatunda
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2018
A good whey protein powder has no lingering bitter or sweet aftertaste. It must not contain any added fructose or sweeteners of any other type. Making protein shakes at home is really easy and should be done rather often as that will allow you to monitor the ingredients you wish to use or not use.

It is always best to get your protein from natural food products. This is what has created a great demand for protein shakes, and there are a plethora of them available commercially. But they are expensive, and many people find them too bland. Therefore, more and more people are opting for homemade protein shakes.
Protein Shake Recipes with Protein Powder
Coffee and boiled egg as breakfast meal
-- Milk, 12 oz.
-- Espresso, 1 tall shot
-- Vanilla protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Ice, 1 scoop

Blend and gulp down to kick-start the day with a bang!
Homemade antioxidant summer fruits smoothie
-- Banana, 1
-- Milk, 1½ cups (skim)
-- Blackberries, ½ cup (fresh or frozen)
-- Oatmeal, ¼ cup (raw)
-- Vanilla whey protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Ice, ½ cup (crushed)
-- Vanilla extract, 1 tsp.

Blend and drink immediately.
Chocolate milk
-- 2% Milk, 8 oz.
-- Coffee, 8 oz.
-- Chocolate whey protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Caramel creamer, 2 tbsp. (International Delight: Caramel Macchiato flavor preferably)

Put everything in a shaker. Shake, shake, shake, and swig.
Fresh made Banana Milkshake
-- Banana, 1
-- Milk, 8 oz. (skim)
-- Whey protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Peanut butter, 1 tbsp.

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. And there you have it, a delicious homemade power protein shake drink.
Milk shake
-- Milk, 1½ cups (skim)
-- Strawberries, 1 cup
-- Yogurt, 1 cup (low-fat, vanilla flavor)
-- Orange juice, ½ cup
-- Whey protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Honey, 1 tbsp.

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Iced cocoa in a glass and note book
-- Ice cubes, 4
-- Coffee, 6 oz. (brewed)
-- Water, 6 oz.
-- Chocolate protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Heavy whipping cream, 2 tbsp.

Blend thoroughly and drink up for a super energetic morning!
Raspberry - banana smoothie
-- Banana, ½ (small)
-- Natural Berry Flavor Barlean's Greens, ½ serving
-- Spring water, 1 cup
-- Raspberries, ¾ cup (organic, frozen)
-- Vegan vanilla protein plus, 1 scoop
-- Coconut butter, 1 tbsp. (blend a packet of unsweetened, shredded coconut from Let's Do...Organic really fast for 10 minutes in the food processor)
-- Glutamine, 5 grams

Blend, drink, and experience the energy surging through your body!
Fresh juice
-- Strawberries, 6
-- Apricot, 1 (fresh and diced)
-- Water, 1½ cups
-- Pineapple, ¼ cup (crushed)
-- Milk powder, 1 tbsp. (skim)
-- Protein powder, 1 tbsp.
-- Flaxseed oil, 1 tsp.

Process the fruit along with the rest of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Blueberry pineapple smoothie
-- Vanilla almond milk, 1 cup (unsweetened)
-- Pineapple, 1 cup (frozen)
-- Blueberries, ½ cup (frozen)
-- Vanilla protein powder, 1 scoop
-- Coconut milk, 1 tsp. (unsweetened)

Blend for half a minute and serve fresh.
Banana smoothieand fresh banana on wooden background
-- Apple juice, 1 cup
-- Banana, ½ (fresh)
-- Peaches or blueberries, ⅓ cup
-- Bran, 1 tsp.
-- Protein powder, 1-3 tbsp. (made of milk and egg)
-- Ice cubes, few

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and smooth.
Glass of fresh orange juice on wooden table
-- Orange juice, yield of 3 oranges (freshly squeezed)
-- Protein powder, 1 oz.
-- Liquid artificial sweetener, 6 drops

Blend the ingredients and serve. Drink up to build on muscle mass.
Fresh made Banana smoothie on wooden background
-- Almonds, 12 (shredded)
-- Milk, 12 oz. (skim)
-- Oatmeal, 1. 2 cups (dry)
-- Raisins, 1. 2 cups
-- Vanilla whey powder, 2 scoops
-- Peanut butter, 1 tbsp.

Pina Colada cocktail on the beach
-- Ice cubes, 6
-- Strawberries, 4 (frozen)
-- Banana, ½ (frozen)
-- Mango, ½
-- Water, 1¼ cups
-- Pina colada mix, 2 tbsp. (frozen)
-- Protein powder, 1 tbsp.
-- Flax oil, 1 tsp.

Blend all the above ingredients in a blender until mixed thoroughly and serve in a tall glass.
-- Ice cubes, 6
-- Sweetener, 1 packet
-- Milk, ½ cup (nonfat)
-- Coconut extract, ¼ tsp.
-- Orange juice, ¼ cup
-- Pineapple juice, ¼ cup
-- Rum extract, ¼ tsp.
-- Vanilla whey powder, 2 scoops

Mix in a blender. Serves one.
Green apple smoothies
-- Granny Smith green apple, 5
-- Ice cubes, ½ cup
-- Vanilla whey powder, 2 scoops
-- Creapurea creatine powder, 1 tsp.

Blend really fast and thoroughly before drinking.
Glass of chocolate milkshake on the table
-- Ice cubes, 4
-- Banana, 1
-- Water, 12 oz.
-- Chocolate whey protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Heavy cream, 1 tbsp.

Blend until smooth and foamy. Also, if the banana is replaced with a tablespoon of cream of coconut, you will end up with a delicious protein shake tasting like German chocolate cake.
Iced chocolate milkshakes in glass on wooden table
-- Milk, 2 cups (nonfat)
-- Oatmeal, 1 cup
-- Water, 1 cup
-- Vanilla ice cream, 1 cup (sugar-free)
-- Chocolate protein powder, 2 scoops
-- Peppermint extract, a dash

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
Plum smoothie with fresh plums and mint
-- Plum, 1 (ripe, pitted)
-- Lemon juice, yield of 1 lemon
-- Water, 16 oz. (iced)
-- Ice cubes, ½ cup
-- Vanilla whey powder, 2 scoops
-- Multivitamin powder, 1 tbsp.

Perfect for a summer day, just blend to perfection and drink up.
Protein Shake Recipes without Protein Powder
Before whey protein powder was invented, people still whipped up protein shakes. They made these drinks using natural ingredients found in their personal larder. Here are some basic pointers that will help you do the same.

First, you need to fix your shake base. This means you can either use whole milk, skim milk, or nonfat skim milk. Lactose-intolerant people can substitute dairy milk with soy milk, plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt.

For the protein source, you have plenty of options. You can opt for the all-popular eggs that contain about 5.5 grams of proteins. If you have an aversion to eggs, you can try cottage cheese as it contain about 14 grams of protein. If this sounds too high for you, try using low-fat or low-sodium cottage cheese varieties.

Apart from this, you can even try almond butter or peanut butter as protein sources.

To make things interesting, you can add your favorite fruits to the shake. This includes bananas, watermelons, pumpkins, etc., that contain protein.

Add three tablespoons of oatmeal to your shake for extra protein. Powdered bran will also do the trick.

Once you have decided your ingredients, pour them in a blender and blend till a thick shake is formed. Pour your milkshake in a glass and drink it immediately.
Strawberry milkshake with fruits composition
-- Kiwis, 2 (peeled)
-- Banana, 1 (frozen)
-- Nut milk, 1 cup
-- Strawberries, ½ cup

Freshly mixed fruit juices
-- Great Northern beans, 1 16-oz. can (rinsed and drained)
-- Pineapple juice, 1 6-oz. Can
-- Strawberry-banana yogurt, 4 oz. (nonfat)
-- Strawberries, 1 cup (frozen)
-- Ginger, ¾ tsp. (ground)
-- Nutmeg, ¼ tsp. (ground)
-- Honey, 1 tsp.

Blend well and serve super chilled. Makes 4 servings.
Smoothie with kiwi and banana
-- Kiwis, 2 (peeled)
-- Banana, 1 (frozen)
-- Nut milk, 1½ cups

Blend and enjoy.
Fresh Fruit Smoothie on Purple Dinner Plate
-- Eggs, 4
-- Milk, 2½ cups
-- Strawberries, 1 cup (frozen)
-- Lemon cheesecake ice cream, 3 scoops
-- Evaporated milk, 3 tbsp.

Put the milk and eggs first in a blender and blend them together. Then add the lemon cheesecake ice cream and continue blending. Lastly, add the evaporated milk and strawberries and blend.
Strawberry yogurt
-- Banana, 1 (frozen)
-- Blueberries, 1 cup (frozen)
-- Strawberry Greek yogurt, 1 cup
-- Milk, ½ cup

Blend and swig.
Tropical cocktails
-- Kiwis, 2 (peeled)
-- Orange, 1 peeled
-- Banana, 1 (frozen)
-- Nut milk, 1 cup

Blend for a minute and you're golden.
Protein shake special
-- Egg whites, 2 (from boiled eggs)
-- Egg, 1 (boiled)
-- Lemon juice, yield of 1 lemon
-- Coconut water, 1 cup
-- Blueberries, ¾ cup (frozen)
-- Chia seeds, 1 tbsp.

Process in a blender and voila! Relish after a rigorous workout.
Fruity smoothie
-- Kiwis, 2 (peeled)
-- Banana, 1 (frozen)
-- Nut milk, 1 cup
-- Cantaloupe, ½ cup

Blend well and drink.
Banana smoothie and fresh banana on wooden background
-- Banana, 1 (medium)
-- Tuna, 1 can (packed in water, drained)
-- 2% milk, 2 cups
-- Peanut butter, 2 tbsp.
-- Honey, 1 tsp.

Blend in a food processor until completely smooth and then consume.
Fresh avocado smoothie on bright background
-- Avocado, ½
-- 1% cottage cheese, ½ cup
-- 1% milk, ½ cup
-- Liquid egg whites, ¼ cup
-- Natural peanut butter, 2 tbsp.
-- Baker's cocoa, 1 - 2 tbsp.
-- Xanthan gum, ¼ - ½ tsp.
-- Ice cubes
-- Agave nectar, to taste

Blend until smooth and serve this 500-calorie shake.
Raspberry smoothie with berries
-- Kiwis, 2 (peeled)
-- Nut milk, 1 cup
-- Raspberries, ½ cup

Put ingredients in the food processor, blend, drink.
Healthy banana smoothies with oatmeal
-- Banana, 1 (frozen)
-- Milk, 2½ cups (skim)
-- Oatmeal, 1½ cups (ground)
-- Vanilla extract, 1 tbsp.

Soak the oats in a cup of milk for 10 - 15 minutes and then add in the rest of the ingredients and give the blender a spin.
Hot chocolates and hearts
-- Dates, 4 (diced)
-- Chocolate, 1½ oz. (organic, unsweetened, roughly chopped)
-- Almond or soy milk, 2 cups
-- Ice, ¾ cup (crushed)

Throw all the ingredients into the food processor, blend on low for 45 seconds, take the lid off and scrape the sides with a spatula, blend again for the same duration, and then drink this potion deeply.
Green fresh healthy smoothie
-- Banana, 1
-- Spinach, 1½ cups
-- Kefir, 1 cup
-- Quinoa, ¼ cup (cooked with milk)
-- Flaxseed, 2 tbsp. (ground)
-- Peanut butter, 1 tbsp.
-- Vanilla extract, 1 tsp.

Place all the ingredients into the food processor, blend on low for 45 seconds, take the lid off and scrape the sides with a spatula, blend again for 50 seconds, and then drink up.
-- Kiwis, 3 (peeled, diced)
-- Nut milk, 1½ cups
-- Strawberries, ½ cup (diced)
-- Ice, ½ cup (crushed)

Blend on low for a minute and drink immediately.
Strawberry apple smoothie in bottle
-- Apple Kiwi Strawberry Protein Shake:
-- Kiwis, 2 (peeled)
-- Apple, 1
-- Nut milk, 1 cup
-- Strawberries, ½ cup

Blend and enjoy.
So, the option to try out recipes containing protein powder or the ones with natural protein-rich ingredients are both available to you now. Keep trying new ingredients in your shakes and enjoy these tasty homemade protein drinks that help build mass and stay energized the natural way. Here's to health, strength, and a good life!
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