Healthy Protein Smoothies

07.16.2012

Healthy breakfast smoothies that taste like dessert — I’ll take one of each flavor, please! These Protein Smoothies are rich, creamy and perfectly filling. I’ve shared my go-to recipes for a Blueberry Banana Smoothie and a Pina Colada Smoothie

berry protein smoothies with blueberries and bananas

Easy Protein Smoothies

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I always like to have a healthy, low-calorie breakfast and lunch, then at dinner I splurge a little and always have dessert. I exercise 6 days a week because I think it’s a good balance for me. I watch Food Network while I run on the treadmill, it always keeps me going =).

For breakfast, I try to keep it around 300-400 calories 6 days a week (every Sunday I make a big brunch and splurge), so I like to have banana oatmeal, whole grain cream of wheat, whole grain cereal with almond milk or these healthy smoothies with almond milk.

Why Almond Milk Smoothies?

Yes, I’ve made the change over to almond milk. I didn’t believe it when I heard some random fact of how many people prefer the taste of almond milk to dairy milk until I tried it myself. I always buy the Vanilla or Original flavor that’s 60-70 calories per serving (I always check the label because some have tons of added sugar therefore a lot more calories. I never buy unsweetened).

Don’t get me wrong though, I still love milk, I just prefer almond milk a little more, and the fact that has less calories than milk is a definite bonus. The almond milk goes great in these protein smoothies!

I love how these are delicious AND healthy smoothies! They are packed with protein and antioxidants, and they are a good source of fiber. Thanks to that protein and fiber, these smoothies will fill you up and keep you going. Pictured is 1/2 serving sizes, so yes, you get two of those glasses per serving listed!

Enjoy these fruit smoothies and share! Pass along a nutritious treat.

Protein Smoothie Ingredients

No protein powders full of mystery ingredients here! For the blueberry banana smoothie recipe, you’ll need:

  • Almond milk
  • Quick oats
  • Strawberry or Blueberry non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Ice cubes

And for the pina colada smoothie, you’ll need:

  • Almond milk
  • Quick oats
  • Strawberry or Vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Banana
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Coconut extract
  • Ice cubes

pina colada protein smoothie in glass with a straw

How to Make Protein Smoothies

  • Combine the oats and almond milk and cook in the microwave.
  • Add cooked oats and the rest of the healthy smoothie ingredients (minus the ice) into a blender. Pulse until combined.
  • Add the ice cubes and pulse until the smoothie is your desired consistency.

Can I Use Another Type of Milk in These Smoothies?

Yes, you can use any type of milk you’d like in these protein smoothies. Just make sure your milk doesn’t contain lots of added sugars!

Can I Make These Smoothies in Advance?

No, these fruit smoothies are best enjoyed right away. For some reason, smoothies don’t freeze and thaw well.

Tips for the Best Protein Smoothies

  • For a colder smoothie, let the oats cool for 5 minutes before adding them to the blender.
  • Feel free to use different flavors of yogurt in these healthy smoothies.
  • Cut back on the amount of almond milk you add for an even thicker smoothie.

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Healthy Protein Smoothies

4 from 1 vote

These healthy protein smoothies taste just like dessert! The recipes are for a blueberry banana smoothie and a pina colada smoothie. So fast and easy!

Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup Almond Milk Plus Protein , divided (I used So Delicious brand with 5g added protein)
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 (5.3) oz Strawberry or Blueberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 overripe banana , chilled
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries , chilled
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Pina Colada Smoothie

  • 1 cup Almond Milk Plus Protein , divided
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 (5.3) oz Vanilla or Strawberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 overripe banana , chilled
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple , chilled
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. For the blueberry banana smoothie: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup Almond Milk with 1/4 cup quick oats. Microwave on high power 2 1/2 minutes. Pour cooked oat mixture into a blender along with remaining 1/2 cup almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana and blueberries. Blend mixture on low speed for 2 minutes or high speed for 1 minute. Add in ice cubes and puree until well blended. Serve immediately.

  2. For the Pina Colada smoothie: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup Almond Milk with 1/4 cup quick oats. Microwave on high power 2 1/2 minutes. Pour cooked oat mixture into a blender along with remaining 1/2 cup almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana, pineapple and coconut extract. Blend mixture on low speed for 2 minutes or high speed for 1 minute. Add in ice cubes and puree until well blended. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
  • If you want an even colder smoothie, stir the oatmeal after microwaving and allow to cool at least 5 minutes before blending into smoothie.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Protein Smoothies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Protein Smoothie, Smoothie
Calories: 364 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

21 comments

  • Quel: Jaclyn I truly enjoyed this smoothie. I did not use yogurt and I added chia seeds. Do you have a measurement of the amount of protein in the blueberry banana recipe? July 4, 2019 at 10:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I believe it’s about 19 grams July 11, 2019 at 12:18am Reply

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