Not a bodybuilder? Enjoy a protein smoothie anyway! Our bodies need protein for healthy skin, hair, bones, and heart. Plus a protein-packed breakfast can prevent overeating, and a dose of protein after resistance training helps build and repair muscle tissue (especially when you consume a blend of proteins).1
The secret to mixing something up you’ll look forward to sipping is striking the right balance between protein sources (such as Greek yogurt, protein powder, and peanut butter) and sweet and/or savory add-ins—something all of the recipes below have nailed. These recipes also have eight or more grams of protein, are derived from whole food sources with minimal ingredients, and make us drool a little bit. Bottoms up!
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1. Coffee Java Protein Shake
Protein source: protein powder
Enjoy a breakfast of coffee, chocolate, and protein—all from the same cup. Caffeine pairs with protein for an exceptional energy boost.