This Protein Smoothie Recipe is my go to after a tough workout or for a quick breakfast. All you need are mixed berries, bananas, creamy almond butter, Greek yogurt, and your favorite protein powder!

An Smoothie Recipe to Help You Meet Your Protein Goals

Like many of you, I’ve been a journey to eat enough protein this year which means I’ve been creating simple and easy ways to get in extra protein in all of my meals. This simple high protein smoothie has become my go-to smoothie recipe to enjoy for a quick breakfast or post-workout snack. It made with just a few simple ingredients, is really easy to customize, and tastes delicious!

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Smoothie Ingredients 

Frozen mixed berries: You’ll need 1 cup of mixed berries for this recipe. I like to buy a frozen mixed berry blend of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries for convenience, but you can use any combination you like best. 

Frozen banana: be sure to use a frozen ripe banana for the best flavor. This helps to give the smoothie some creaminess and sweetness.

Yogurt: plain Greek yogurt helps to make the smoothie extra creamy and adds even more protein. You can use non-fat or low-fat yogurt for this recipe.

Protein powder: there are so many options when it comes to protein powder, which means you can choose your favorite! This plain protein powder is my favorite because it doesn’t change the flavor and doesn’t have a chalky texture. You could also use vanilla protein powder or even go with chocolate protein powder to switch things up.

Almond butter: this adds a boost of healthy fats which I love in a smoothie.

Milk: Use whatever dairy or non-dairy milk you like best. My go-to is always almond milk.

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Smoothie Variations

  • Make it sweeter – If you prefer your smoothies on the sweeter side, add a touch of maple syrup, honey, or even a pitted date. 
  • Make it dairy-free/vegan – you can leave out the Greek yogurt entirely, or swap it out for your favorite dairy-free Greek-style yogurt instead! You’ll also want to make sure to choose a vegan protein powder. 
  • Add in some veggies – this smoothie pairs well with the addition of fresh spinach, kale, or frozen cauliflower. So, feel free to add in a handful for a boost of extra veggies and fiber if you like! 
  • Swap the almond butter – if you prefer, you can use cashew butter, pecan butter, peanut butter, or even a mixed nut butter instead of almond butter. If you use peanut butter just know that it will give the smoothie a bit of a peanut flavor.
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Ways to Customize

I love to add various mix-ins to my smoothies to make them even heartier. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Collagen Powder – I love adding a scoop of collagen powder for an extra hit of protein to keep me feeling full. This is a great option to use instead of or in addition to protein powder. You’ll likely need to add a bit more liquid if you use it in addition to the protein powder. 
  • Ground Flax Seeds – these flaxseeds are full of health benefits, and you can’t even taste them! 
  • Chia Seeds – I recommend adding anywhere between a half to one teaspoon or so of chia seeds. Any more than that, and they might change the texture of the smoothie too much. Be sure to drink it right away or it’ll turn into chia pudding!
  • Hemp Seeds – another seed that I love to add to my smoothies is hemp seeds for all the health benefits. I usually add 1/2 a tablespoon.
  • Oats – I love adding 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats to my smoothies for even more fiber and whole grains. You can’t even taste them!

Helpful Kitchen Tools

  • High-Speed Blender
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons 
  • Reusable Straw
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How to Make a Protein Smoothie

Step One: Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender. 

Step Two: Blend until smooth and creamy, and enjoy! 

Tips for a Creamy Smoothie

  1. Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make the smoothie easier to blend.
  2. Start slow – for the best results, start the blender speed on low, and gradually turn it up before bringing it to full speed. This ensures all the ingredients blend completely. 
  3. Use frozen produce – to get a really thick and creamy texture, be sure to use frozen berries and bananas. Fresh fruit will create a runnier consistency. 
  4. Skip the ice – if you typically add a ton of ice to your smoothies it may be tempting to add it to this one but trust me you do not need it. The frozen fruit is all you need to keep the smoothie cold and creamy.

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I hope you give this High Protein Smoothie Recipe a try! It’s perfectly creamy, easy to make, and delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews and ratings help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you trust and love.

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My Favorite Protein Smoothie

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Protein Smoothie Recipe is my go to after a tough workout or for a quick breakfast. All you need are mixed berries, bananas, creamy almond butter, Greek yogurt, and your favorite protein powder!


  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop unflavored or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/23/4 cup milk (non-dairy or dairy depending on preference), plus more if needed


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy and then serve!

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Sierra Inn

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