10 BEST Protein Smoothies

10 Best Protein Smoothies

Protein smoothies are great quick, and nutrition packed meals that are great on the go. They are quick and easy to clean up, and are low cost as well.

I have created 100’s of smoothie recipes, and even written a best selling cookbook based around my smoothie diet. Lately protein powders, and protein smoothie recipes are super popular. So I wanted to gather my 10 best (and most popular) protein shakes in one place.

10 Best Protein Smoothies

You’ll find fruity, creamy, milkshake like, coffeehouse copycats and even caramel apple flavored recipes for protein smoothies below! I know you’ll find a new favorite in the compilation below.

Each of the smoothie recipes come with their own printable recipe card. So you could print out all 10 and have a “make your own” cookbook filled with protein shakes for weight loss.

10 Best Protein Smoothies

Protein Add-Ins for Smoothies

Most protein smoothies have a protein powder base. And that is my personal preference, but it’s not the only way to boost your protein. Here I will share more ways to increase protein, and the best types of protein powder as well.

10 Best Protein Smoothies

10 Best Protein Boosts for Smoothies:

  1. Vegan Protein Powder
  2. Whey Protein powder
  3. Collagen Powder
  4. Greek Yogurt
  5. Cashew Yogurt
  6. Milk based yogurt
  7. Peanut butter
  8. Almond butter (plus seed and other nut butters)
  9. Milk in place of water
  10. Cottage cheese

How to Make a Protein Smoothie

Making a smoothie is so easy, it’s my go to meal. I have at least one protein smoothie per day (#3 is my go to) and I find it a great way to curb my chocolate cravings while adding lots of nutrition to my diet.

10 Best Protein Smoothies

How to Make a Protein Smoothie Recipe:

  1. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a blender.
  2. Choose your protein of choice and add in.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve, and rinse out the blender right away to avoid sticking.

10 Best Protein Smoothie Recipes

I love each and every one of these protein smoothie recipes, and they are all very different. You can click on the “check out this recipe” button and it will take you right to a printable recipe card for that specific recipe.

1. Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake

LOW CALORIE Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake
This chocolate coffee protein shake for weight loss is just 160 calories and has 12.2 grams of protein.
If you want to make this a coffee protein shake meal replacement drink, you can add in a second scoop of protein powder.
The next time you have a craving for coffee, make this yummy treat instead. With protein, potassium, and calcium, it's a healthy treat with a jolt of the caffeine you're craving.
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake for Weight Loss

This low calorie high protein smoothie tastes like a mocha frap from your favorite coffee bar. As a bonus, this smoothie has a caffeine boost, making it a great breakfast smoothie.

2. Strawberry Protein Shake

Strawberry Protein Shake for Weight Loss
This strawberry protein shake to lose weight is just 273 calories and has 27.8 grams of protein!
The healthy meal replacement shake is easy and filling, and can be made vegan if you desire.
Try adding in extra berries, you can swap out the strawberries for any berry, or use frozen berry medley!
Check out this recipe
Strawberry Protein Shake to Lose Weight

A little higher in calories (making it a great meal replacement shake) this strawberry protein smoothie tastes like a strawberry shake from your favorite drive through.

3. Chocolate Protein Shake 

Chocolate Protein Shake for Weight Loss
This is the Best Protein Shake for Weight Loss! It tastes just like a chocolate milkshake, but has over 26 grams of protein. It's low in calories, high in nutrition, and vegan.
Along with the recipe for protein shake, you'll find several optional add ins to add more protein and boost flavor.
This recipe calls for Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder in "Creamy Chocolate Fudge"… but any chocolate protein powder will work. We like this plant based, vegan protein powder best, so we recommend trying it with these protein shake ingredients.
Best Protein Shake for Weight Loss

Another milkshake “copycat” recipe, this chocolate protein drink tastes like an ice cream shake. It’s just 373 calories and makes a great meal replacement smoothie.

4. Vanilla Orange Smoothie

Orange Vanilla Smoothie with Yogurt
This Vanilla Orange Smoothie Recipe is just 271 calories and has over 27 grams of protein!
The orange creamsicle drink is a protein smoothie and a meal replacement shake all in one.
Learn how to make an Orange Julius style drink at home, for less calories, and more protein… with this healthy orange vanilla smoothie with yogurt.
Check out this recipe
Vanilla Orange Smoothie Recipe

If you love Orange Julius, you will love this protein drink! It’s just like their popular recipe, but with less sugar, calories, carbs and as a bonus it’s packed with 27g of protein!

5. Caramel Apple Protein Shake

Apple Smoothie Recipe {30.5g OF PROTEIN}
This apple crisp protein smoothie has OVER 30 grams of protein, and just 311 calories. Making it a wonderful meal replacement protein shake.
We took inspiration from Starbucks' Apple Crisp drink when making this apple, cinnamon, caramel smoothie. It's perfect for Fall (or any time of the year) and tases just like the indulgent drink, but with 30.5 grams of protein!
Try this cinnamon apple smoothie recipe as a breakfast, or to replace any meal.
Check out this recipe
Apple Smoothie Recipe

This apple smoothie uses caramel protein powder to give it the “Fall Feels” and help it taste like a caramel apple.

6. Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (28.1g PROTEIN)
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie has over 28 grams of protein and makes a great healthy meal replacement shake.
This spiced pumpkin smoothie is healthy and makes a wonderful breakfast.
You can easily make this pumpkin smoothie for weight loss vegan by swapping out the Greek Yogurt for vegan yogurt.
Check out this recipe
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Another Fall/Autumn inspired smoothie, this pumpkin pie smoothie has 28.1g of protein!

7. Pina Colada Protein Shake

Protein Pina Colada Smoothie (27g Protein)
This pineapple coconut smoothie recipe is just 235 calories and has OVER 27 grams of protein!
Try this protein pina colada smoothie recipe as a meal replacement smoothie for weight loss, or after a workout.
This healthy pina colada smoothie is yummy and easy, and makes a great breakfast!
Check out this recipe
Protein Pina Colada Smoothie

You don’t have to like Yoga or getting caught in the rain to enjoy this yummy smoothie! It tastes just like a cocktail, but is nonalcoholic and has over 27g of protein!

8. Coffee Protein Smoothie

Vanilla Coffee Smoothie Recipe
This vanilla coffee protein shake for weight loss is just 235 calories and has 22.7 grams of protein.
I like to use a plant based protein powder, but any vanilla protein powder will work in this recipe.
Special Tip: If you want a very strong coffee flavor, all you need to do is make very strong coffee! Or get unsweetened cold brew coffee from the store.
Check out this recipe
Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Similar to the chocolate coffee smoothie above, this protein shake uses vanilla protein powder to give you a vanilla latte flavor.

9. Low Carb Protein Shake

Low Carb Smoothie (Diabetic Friendly)
This low carb smoothie is diabetic friendly, and packed with healthy protein!
Diabetic smoothies are easy to make, and a great way to lower carbs and sugar (you don't have to be diabetic to love this recipe!)
Special Tip: You can use any berries you like, blueberries have the lowest sugar and carbs, so we reccomend having at least 1/2 blueberries in you mix. And yes, frozen berry medley is great for this recipe!
Check out this recipe
Low Carb Smoothie

This diabetic smoothie has the best protein powder for those managing their sugar levels and working with diabetes. Plus it has 31.9g of protein and is low in carbs and sugar!

10. Almond Butter Weight Loss Smoothie

Almond Butter Protein Shake (LOW CALORIE)
This almond butter smoothie weight loss recipe is packed full of protein, and so good for you.
Full of healthy superfoods, this almond butter protein shake is a great way to start the day, or recoup after a workout.
Naturally metabolism boosting, this meal replacement shake for weight loss will help you lose weight in a healthy way.
Check out this recipe
Almond Butter Smoothie Weight Loss Recipe

Thanks to the almond butter and the protein powder, this smoothie is packed with 25.7g of protein.

10 Best Protein Smoothies

10 BEST Protein Smoothies

Lose Weight By Eating
These 10 protein smoothies are all packed with all-natural ingredients, and lots of filling protein.
Simply click the link for the smoothie you want to make, and gather the printable recipe card.
Special Tip: You can find out more about these smoothies and see photos plus protein counts above!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 150 kcal


  • Blender


  • Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a blender.
  • Choose your protein of choice and add in.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve, and rinse out the blender right away to avoid sticking.


Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 150kcal
Keyword protein, Smoothies
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