Healthy Protein Shake Recipes

Sunshine Breakfast Shake

Chase a morning workout with this powerful blend.

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Ready in 5 minutes • Makes 2 servings


  • 1/2 peeled navel orange
  • 2 peeled mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 7 oz. 100% orange juice
  • 1 tsp. Matcha green tea
  • 1 scoop whey protein isolate powder
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • Ice cubes


Blend all ingredients in a blender.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 200, Total Fats: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 34 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 26 g, Protein: 14 g, Iron: 1 mg

Fit Fact: Combining citrus with green tea helps the body better absorb more of the tea’s beneficial flavonoids.

Whey protein is one of the best sources of leucine, a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) shown to help build muscle and burn fat.

Oranges and strawberries deliver your daily recommended intake for vitamin C. Studies suggest that having higher levels of this water-soluble vitamin helps the body burn fat more efficiently during exercise.

Matcha tea (ground, concentrated green tea leaves) is widely available at health food stores. Just one teaspoon boasts as many fat-burning flavonoids as 10 cups of green tea. Research shows that drinking three to five cups of green tea per day can torch off 100 extra calories.