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Popular Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Protein is extremely important for anyone looking to lose weight, build muscle, or just be generally healthy. Protein is responsible for the growth and repair of many structures in the body, such as the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, and plays important roles in carrying nutrients in the bloodstream, maintaining the immune system and helping to make the natural chemical reactions which happen inside our bodies. However, most people don't want to have to sit down at breakfast and eat a steak, or tin of tuna. So here are five really tasty smoothies you can start your day with, and will give you a big protein hit.

Almond Smoothie

cup plain low fat yoghurt
1 banana
1 tablespoon almond butter
Pinch of cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
Add water to get your desired consistency

275 calories, 35g protein, 25g carbs, 15g fat.

Berry and Pineapple Smoothie

1 cup pineapple
cup blueberries
cup raspberries
cup plain low fat yoghurt
1 scoop strawberry/ raspberry whey protein powder
Handful of ice cubes

445 calories, 35g protein, 65g carbs, 5g fat.

Mega Calorie Smoothie

cup oats
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 unflavoured whey protein powder
1 cup cottage cheese
Top up with whole milk

890 calories, 50g protein, 60g carbs, 50g fat

Choco Nut Smoothie

1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon cashew butter
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
cup coconut milk
Handful of ice cubes

560 calories, 40g protein, 10g carbs, 40g fat.

Tropical Smoothie

1 cup pineapple juice
cup blueberries
cup mango pieces
1 scoop unflavoured whey protein powder
Handful of ice cubes

320 calories, 25g protein, 55g carbs, 0g fat


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