When you hear the words “protein powder” the first image that pops in your mind may be a beefy gym rat in a tank-top. But protein isn’t just reserved for bodybuilders!
Did you know adding a protein supplement to your diet can:
- heal tissues and help your injuries heal faster (protein consists of amino acids that are essential in muscle and bone repair)
- serve as a satiating meal replacement (protein takes longer to digest)
- curb sugar cravings (protein keeps your blood sugar levels steady)
- supplement a vegan or vegetarian diet (which may lack necessary protein not derived from animal products)
I’m always looking for new ways to add protein in my diet. Maybe you’re in the same boat that I am and are seeking to build muscle with protein supplements. Perhaps you aren’t looking to gain body mass but are looking for a healthy meal replacement option.
In any case, here’s a high-protein smoothie recipe that can be consumed as a post-workout recovery drink or a meal replacement shake. It has a super-filling combination of protein (36 grams!) for strong muscles and healthy fats for a happy stomach.
Not to mention, it has a creamy milkshake consistency and one of my favorite flavor combinations: banana and peanut butter.
High-Protein Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 cup original almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (I use EAS advantEDGE)
- 2 cups ice
Prep time: 5 min.
Cook time: 2 min.
Total time: 7 min.
1. In a blender, combine banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and protein powder.
2. Blend until banana is pureed.
3. Add ice and blend to desired consistency.
4. Pour into glass and serve.
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Potassium 596 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 36 g
Enjoy! Looking for other smoothie recipes?
Try this Berry Bliss Protein Smoothie or one of these tasty combinations:
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