This Strawberry Protein Shake is made with frozen strawberries, protein powder, milk, nut butter, and vanilla extract. Sweet, creamy, and easy to make, it’s a refreshing and nutritious breakfast, post-workout treat, or afternoon pick-me-up! 

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Protein Shake Recipe

  • Easy – All you have to do is add the ingredients to a blender, and pulse. Your shake is ready to drink in minutes! 
  • Filling – Full of protein, nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats, this recipe will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal. 
  • Customizable – Mix and match all your favorite ingredients to suit your flavor preferences and add even more nutrients. 

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Recipe Ingredients

Strawberries: using frozen strawberries will make the shake cold and creamy without the use of any ice which tends to water down shakes and smoothies. Frozen strawberries are also a great choice to use in the colder months when fresh berries are not in season.

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 to switch things up.

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

Nut butter: a tablespoon or so of nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter adds a nutty flavor and healthy fats and helps create a smooth, creamy consistency. 

Vanilla extract: include this if you’re using plain protein powder. It adds a delicious vanilla flavor, making the shake even more delicious. 

Flavor Variations

  • Add in some veggies – this protein strawberry shake pairs well with the addition of mild veggies such as cauliflower, zucchini, or spinach. So, feel free to add in a handful for a boost of fiber and nutrients if you like! 
  • Make it vegan – be sure to use dairy-free milk and a vegan protein powder to keep this recipe vegan. 
  • Include more fruit – feel free to mix and match different berries, or add in frozen banana for a fruitier flavor. 
  • Make it sweeter – you can make this smoothie even sweeter by adding a touch of maple syrup, honey, or even a pitted date. 
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Ways to Customize

I love to add various mix-ins to make this recipe even heartier, especially when making it for breakfast or after a hard workout. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Collagen Powder – Collagen powder is a great way to add an extra hit of protein to keep you full. This is also a great option to use instead of protein powder if preferred. 
  • Ground Flax Seeds – these flaxseeds are full of health benefits, and you can’t even taste them! Flax seeds are a great source of fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy fats!
  • 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 shake too much. Be sure to drink it right away, or your shake will turn into chia pudding!
  • Hemp Seeds – I love to add hemp seeds for all the health benefits. I usually add 1/2 a tablespoon. Any more than that, and your strawberry protein shake might become a little gritty. 
  • Oats – I love adding 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats to my shakes for even more fiber and whole grains. You can’t even taste them!

Helpful Kitchen Tools

  1. High-Speed Blender
  2. Measuring Cups
  3. Measuring Spoons
  4. Reusable Straw
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How to Make This Strawberry Protein Shake

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

Step Two: Blend until smooth and creamy, and serve right away! 

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Tips for a Creamy Protein Shake

  1. Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make the shake 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 strawberries. Fresh fruit will create a runnier consistency. 

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I hope you give this Strawberry Protein Shake 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 INSTAGRAMYour 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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strawberry protein shake in glass topped with strawberry

Strawberry Protein Shake

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Strawberry Protein Shake is made with frozen strawberries, protein powder, milk, nut butter, and vanilla extract. Sweet, creamy, and easy to make, it’s a delicious and filling breakfast, post-workout treat, or afternoon pick-me-up! 


  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (if using plain protein powder)


  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: Eat Love Eat

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