A High-Protein, Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Save a little money and keep your shake clean by blending it yourself at home with this simple recipe.

Joe Wuebben | March 02, 2017

You love a good high-protein, delicious, healthy shake, right? Everyone does. But when you have one, make sure it’s actually healthy. Most shakes at your local smoothie shop are loaded with excess sugar and calories. So, save a little money (because places like Jamba Juice are pricey) and keep your shake clean by blending it yourself at home with this simple recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 16-24 ounces crushed ice
  • Smoothie Add-Ons:

    Chia Seeds

    Put this superfood in your shake to boost omega-3 fats and fiber. Chia seeds have been shown to reduce blood pressure and help control blood-sugar levels. 

    Honey

    Yes, it’s sugar, but it has potent anti-inflammatory properties, containing flavonoids, which help fight heart disease and cancer. 

    Protein Sources

    If you’re not keen on whey, sub in casein (a slower-digesting milk protein), egg, or soy or other vegetarian protein powder.

    About the Author

    Joe Wuebben

    Joe Wuebben is a veteran fitness writer with over 15 years of experience. He was a staff editor at Muscle & Fitness magazine from 2002-2014 and currently writes for Muscle & Performance, The Box and Oxygen magazines, among other publications. He's authored or co-authored four books, including Mario Lopez's Extra Lean.