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This strawberry banana protein smoothie is perfect for a delicious breakfast or post-workout snack. It’s made with fresh strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt, packed with protein and flavor. Plus, it’s super easy to make and come together in just minutes!
Macro Breakdown & Calories
- Calories: 407
- Carbohydrates: 52 g
- Protein: 39 g
- Fat: 7 g
Strawberry Banana Protein Shake: Ingredients
- Frozen strawberries: Frozen strawberries are an excellent option for this recipe because they are cheaper than fresh strawberries and help make a creamier texture. Just make sure you are using unsweetened strawberries.
- Banana: Bananas are a great source of potassium and help to make the smoothie thicker and creamier. If you don’t have a banana, you could try using 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce instead.
- Peanut butter: Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats. I use creamy, all-natural peanut butter, but you could use any type of peanut butter you like. You could try using almond butter instead if you have a peanut allergy.
- Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and gives the smoothie a creamy texture. Regular yogurt will make the smoothie less thick. Vanilla-flavored yogurt adds flavor to the smoothie. My favorite is Oikos triple zero because it contains no added sugar, fat, or artificial sweeteners.
- Protein powder: I use vanilla whey protein powder (specifically this one from Transparent Labs) because it’s a great source of protein that can be quickly digested and dissolves easily in liquids. However, you could use any type of protein powder that you like (learn my 3 tips for making vanilla protein powder taste better).
- Water: Water is included in this recipe to help with blending and consistency. You may need to add more or less water to your shake, but I used about 1/2 cup.
How To Make The Best Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Combine all of your ingredients in a blender. I started by topping the ingredients off with 1/4 cup of water.
Blend the ingredients, adding more water or ice to reach your desired consistency. You may scrape the blender halfway to ensure nothing sticks to the sides.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
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Change The Flavor
- If you want to change up the flavor of this smoothie, you could try adding a handful of spinach or kale for a green smoothie version.
- You could add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder for a chocolate smoothie (I’d also swap it for chocolate protein powder for more flavor).
- Or, if you’re looking for a sweeter smoothie, you could add in a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar.
Change The Consistency
- If you want a thicker smoothie or even a smoothie bowl, you could add more frozen fruit or some ice.
- If you want a thinner consistency, add more water or milk until it reaches the desired texture.
- If you are plant-based, all you need to do is swap the Greek yogurt for a plant-based yogurt and use vegan protein powder.
Want a higher calorie smoothie? Check out my 1000 Calorie Protein Shake
How To Store & Meal Prep:
You can store this smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours, but it’s best if consumed immediately.
If you want to prepare this smoothie ahead of time, I recommend pre-measuring all of your ingredients and storing them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
When you’re ready to make your smoothie, just add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.
Other Simple High Protein Recipes
- Egg White Protein Shake
- Ice Cream Protein Shake
- Banana Pudding Protein Shake
- Protein Acai Bowl (With 3 Variations)
About The Author
Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, coaching, content creation, and recipe development. Kelsey takes a mindful approach towards health and values building relationships with all foods. She understands the importance of providing recipes that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary needs. When she’s not focusing on nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, the outdoors, running, and travel.
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