Fill Up All Day With These 6 Protein Packed Smoothie Recipes

Fill Up All Day With These 6 Protein Packed Smoothie Recipes

Let’s face it – one of the best parts about smoothies is that you can take them on the go. Quick breakfast while you’re heading to work, ready-made lunch, it doesn’t matter when you have them, it’s awesome that they’re so portable.

But there’s another truth that’s a lot less fun to face – if you don’t have the right ingredients in your smoothies, you’re going to wind up hungry a couple hours later. And then it’s binge time on stuff you shouldn’t be binging on, like junk food.

That’s why there’s one nutrient you should think about more than any other when making a smoothie – protein. Protein packed smoothies are much better at keeping you full longer – and keeping your appetite under control.

So check out these 6 smoothie recipes chock full of protein that will keep your hunger at bay all day and keep your muscles and immune system strong:

Delicious Vanilla Smoothie

Want to pack protein into a delicious smoothie package? Try this recipe which gives you a ton of protein thanks to the greek yogurt and egg whites (which you won’t taste)! Plus, you get a ton of probiotics from the yogurt, which keeps your gut happy and healthy.


Serves: 2

  • 1 fresh egg white

  • 1 vanilla bean, split and pulp scraped out with a knife

  • 1 six-ounce container fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup crushed or small cubes of ice

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond beverage

  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 6 packets monk fruit extract

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Put the monk fruit, salt, vanilla extract, almond beverage, vanilla pulp, and yogurt into the blender and blend them for about 30 seconds until it becomes smooth. Then add the egg white and the ice and blend until it’s fully smooth.

12g protein, 98.5 calories

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Purple Delight Smoothie

One of the best parts about smoothies is that you never have to wait until your favorite fruits are in season – you can just buy them frozen. Frozen fruit contains just as many nutrients and vitamins as fresh fruit, plus it’ll last longer and it’s cheaper in bulk.


  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

  • 1/2 cup raspberries (frozen, if you want)

  • 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen, if you want)

  • 1/2 cup sweet cherries, pitted (frozen, if you want)

  • 5 cashews

  • 1 serving unsweetened vanilla whey protein powder

Put these ingredients into the blender (water first), and blend for about a minute. Again, if you’re looking for a thinner smoothie add more water and blend for another 20 seconds.

29g protein, 314 calories

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Pear Cucumber Kale Smoothie

Try this awesome green smoothie and get your daily dose of greens right in the morning, plus indulge your sweet tooth with the pear and refresh yourself with cucumber.


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup pear

  • 5 raw cashews

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 serving unsweetened vanilla whey protein powder

  • 1 cup kale

  • 1 cup cucumber

Put the ingredients in the blender (water first) and blend for around a minute. If you want a thinner smoothie consistency, add a little more water and blend for another 20 seconds.

31g protein, 341 calories

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Carrot Mango Smoothie

Want a ton of antioxidants in your smoothie, plus a huge amount of vitamins and minerals? Look no further than mangoes, the superfruit that has it all.

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For the protein, use a whole food like almond butter, rather than artificially made protein powder.


  • 3/4 cup fresh mango

  • 1/2 cup grated carrot

  • 1.5 tablespoons almond butter

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 5 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

9g protein, 290 calories

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Green Power Smoothie

This smoothie has it all. Coconut oil, grapefruit, and mango contribute a massive amount of vitamins. Hemp hearts give it a protein packed core and you wind up with a sweet, creamy smoothie that has everything your body needs and keeps you full for a long time.


  • 1 cup destemmed dinosaur/lacinato kale

  • 1 large sweet apple, cored and roughly chopped

  • 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup frozen mango

  • 1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (optional)

  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

  • 1/2 cup fresh red grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (1 med. stalk)

  • 3-4 tablespoons hemp hearts

  • 3-4 ice cubes, as needed

First, juice half of a large red grapefruit and add a half cup of the juice to the blender. Add in the apple, celery, hulled hemp seeds, mango, coconut oil, cucumber, kale, mint, and ice, and blend them all together until it’s smooth. If you need to, add some water to get it going.

You can enjoy this one immediately! It comes out to 2 servings of delicious smoothie that you can enjoy all day.

Protein Packed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Why drink a fattening and unhealthy pumpkin spice latte when you can have the same taste in a healthy for you smoothie?! You get the amazing taste of pumpkin pie in a package that won’t screw up your diet and will keep hunger at bay.


  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1/2 cup (120g) vanilla Greek yogurt1

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) skim milk

  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup

  • 2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)

  • 1 cup ice

Make sure to use a powerful blender for this recipe. Add all the ingredients in the order listed above, and then blend them together for at least 3 minutes on high. Keep blending until they’re smooth – if your blender isn’t powerful it could take longer. Make sure to scrape down the sides from time to time if needed.

If it still winds up being too thick, add some more milk, or some more ice if it’s too thin, and enjoy!

In summary…

The Best Protein Packed Smoothies

  1. Delicious Vanilla Smoothie
  2. Purple Delight Smoothie
  3. Pear Cucumber Kale Smoothie
  4. Carrot Mango Smoothie
  5. Green Power Smoothie
  6. Protein Packed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

protein packed smoothies

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22 comments… add one
  • Laverna U. June 22, 2015, 3:51 pm

    Smoothies are good. Making them is easy and the way your body feels afterward is the best end result you could hope for.

  • CaboGirl June 22, 2015, 1:23 pm

    I love smoothies and even though there are plenty of them to choose from on the internet, I think this is one of the best lists that I have seen in a while.

  • Ameshda R. June 22, 2015, 12:29 pm

    Smoothies are a good way to pack a crap load of fruits and veggies down your throat, but I would be leery about using too much protein powder and additives like that.

  • Billie Townsend June 22, 2015, 12:19 pm

    I have always been a fan of smoothies. Tell all my friends that want to be more healthy to switch to them. I just think that for the amount of time you put into making one, you are getting a major benefit to your day from the ingredients.

  • Starla G. June 19, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Smoothies are a great way to at least get SOMETHING in your body for breakfast if you are in a hurry. Love ’em!

  • Kalelover June 16, 2015, 6:18 pm

    Smoothies are a great way to get some extra protein in your diet. What you need to remember is that you are not over doing it as the body will not be able to use it all. Always balance your recipes out, like these here, to get the max benefit.

  • Kulher B. June 16, 2015, 3:44 pm

    I just got done reading about how smoothies could make you gain more weight. I get that post and I also see that some of these are with different types of ingredients that I am not that familiar with. Great list!

  • Nancy Browstone June 14, 2015, 3:53 pm

    Smoothies can be very good for you as well as a good way to get older fruits and veggies out of the fridge. Once you find a good combo, stick with it and reap the benefits.

  • G. Brights June 14, 2015, 3:41 pm

    All of these recipes look very good and will be well worth the time it takes to make. Thanks for sharing.

  • Girls911 June 10, 2015, 7:18 pm

    That carrot smoothie looks AWESOME. I am so gonna steal that recipe and whip some up very soon.

    • Kittie Hawkinson June 16, 2015, 4:19 pm

      I agree. I love carrots and why not have them in a smoothie? Great recipes here for natural energy in the morning hours!

  • Jamie Shawna June 9, 2015, 9:52 am

    If you want a protein packed smoothie, these are the best option for you. I love making new smoothies and I am going to add these to my list.

  • B. Wilson June 9, 2015, 9:36 am

    Purple delight sounds like a good one. I like the added cashews. All blended up would be a great way to get your protein and good fats.

  • K. Porter June 7, 2015, 11:15 am

    I would have to say that my favorite would be the Carrot Mango Smoothie you listed here. Great ingredients and one that always makes me feel good when I drink it!

  • F. Gore June 7, 2015, 11:02 am

    Smoothies are good. You also posted about how not to get fat by drinking them. Both of these posts are filled with good information.

    • Ginger June 10, 2015, 7:28 pm

      Very good point, I remember the other post. These should be passed along.

  • Kaley S. June 7, 2015, 10:37 am

    The green power drink looks good. I have tried something similar and felt great afterwards. I think the green smoothies are the best for you anyways.

  • Peggy Miller June 7, 2015, 10:18 am

    Smoothies are good. Fruits and veggies are good and when they are blended together, they are even better! This is an awesome list of recipes!

  • Patty H. June 3, 2015, 11:35 am

    Protein Packed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie = yummy! Made it this week and really liked the flavor, plus the fact that I am getting plenty of protein packed into the drink.

  • B. Gillmore June 3, 2015, 11:20 am

    I never thought of using Pomegranate seeds in my smoothie. That would add a nice texture as well as be completely good for you :)

  • Christy Melon June 2, 2015, 10:44 am

    Wow, all of these recipes sound great! I love making smoothies and plan to put these on the list to try next week. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jackie Y. June 2, 2015, 10:28 am

    I love vanilla and am going to try that first one you have posted for sure. I never thought about adding egg white, that is a great tip!

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