5 Best High-Protein Workout Smoothies for Breakfast
With many of us cooped up indoors all day in the past recent months, it can sometimes feel difficult to stay motivated. Well, now is the time to get up and jump-start your active lifestyle again. It is important for you to set the right tone in the morning so that you can stay energized throughout your day. One way to do that is to start your day with an energy-boosting breakfast smoothie.
You can get lean, strengthen muscle and re-energize after your workouts with some high protein smoothies. Certified by dietitians and fitness experts, these smoothie recipes are easy, delicious and pack a powerful punch of nutrients to kick off your day!
Below are the top 5 best high-protein workout smoothies you can make for breakfast from different sources such as protein powder, nut butter, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and milk. It is so simple and easy as it only requires you to put everything into your blender.
1. Protein Power
This delicious, high-protein smoothie uses milk and Greek yogurt to give a powerful 20g protein boost per 350mL. This recipe is also great as it has no added sugar, and the fruits include a load of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup mango
- ½ cup pineapple
- ½ cup fat-free milk or almond milk
- ½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons oat bran
- 2 pitted dried dates
2. Beet Your Goal
Recommended by a registered nutritionist, this recovery smoothie is an excellent choice as your post-workout drink. Beets contain nitrate, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and increases blood flow to your muscles. Ginger can also provide much-needed relief to sore muscles and reduce oxidative stress after an intense workout.
- 1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
- ½ cup skim milk
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 carrot
- 1 beet
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 slice fresh ginger
3. Choco Banana Fuel
This smoothie is exactly what you need after your workout, as chocolate milk has been proven to refuel and build muscle. It also contains calcium to strengthen bones, vitamin D to enhance calcium absorption, as well as sodium and potassium to replace lost electrolytes.
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup chocolate milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/8 fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 handful spinach (optional)
4. Coco-Nut Boost
Rich, filling and delicious, this coconut almond smoothie is the perfect pre-workout drink as you prepare for your high-intensity workout. The coconut supplies you with low and sustained glycemic energy, while the almonds and chia seeds are full of protein and fiber: powering you up with energy for hours.
- 15 almonds
- 1 cup cold water
- 1-2 tbsp coconut manna (butter)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
5. Caffeine Alert
For all the coffee lovers out there, this recipe is made for you. This fantastic drink gives you a great boost of protein and the caffeine will keep you alert and full of energy in the morning.
- 1/2 cup room temperature black coffee
- 1/2 cup low fat milk or unsweetened almond milk
- 1 serving protein powder
- ¼ -½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 5 dark chocolate chips
- 6-8 ice cubes
Working out is great but pairing it with the right smoothie recipe is even better as it will enhance your muscle-building and support your post-workout recovery. With these high-powered recipes, you’ll be energized and ready to take on your day!
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