5 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes to Try This Year

Updated on February 2, 2021


Protein shakes are an amazing addition to your diet. You can easily substitute your banana bread or eggs Benedict brunch with a protein shake. And with this list of delicious, healthy protein shake recipes you will be equipped with the know-how to make them.

These protein shakes are packed with nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. Whichever recipe you follow from the list, make sure that you use the right protein powder and the milk that suits you. The beauty of shakes is that you can add or remove ingredients easily.

For example, consider adding healthy nuts not only to the peanut butter ; banana recipe but also to all other shakes that you make as well. So, here is a list of 5 delicious shakes that you must try.


Let’s start the list with a classic. There is a plethora of ingredients that are vanilla-flavored, so it makes sense to start with it. While you can make this shake using nothing else but high-quality vanilla extract, adding some protein vanilla ice cream or vanilla-flavored whey powder can really boost both the nutrition and the flavor.

Here are the ingredients that work very well together:

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup of protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of high-quality vanilla extract

Peanut Butter ; Banana

Another classic protein shake that just works. The natural sugars from the banana and the creamy peanut butter work wonders when combined. While you can make a healthy peanut butter ; jelly sandwich for breakfast, you absolutely have to try this combination.

Simply add these ingredients to your blender and you will be drinking a guilt-free in no time. Make sure to add the banana first and then top it off with the peanut butter to get the right consistency. Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup of protein powder
  • 1 banana (mashed or halved)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Piña Colada

This is an amazing, refreshing shake that is perfect when the weather outside is hot. You do not have to be on a tropical island to go on vacation if you make this protein shake. Not that you can go to one in the first place, due to the pandemic.

If you have desiccated coconut and find it too dry, soak the coconut in some lukewarm water for 10 minutes before making the shake.

Just like with the peanut butter ; banana shake, make sure to add the pineapple first and then the coconut to achieve the right consistency. Here is what you will have to use:

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice (use coconut milk for best flavor)
  • 1/3 cup of protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple (preferably frozen)
  • 1 tbsp high-quality shredded coconut

Forest Fruit

The forest fruit protein shake is for berry lovers. You can use any berries that you like here. You can make a blueberry or strawberry shake, or you can make a blueberry and strawberry shake. This is the most flexible recipe on this list because the combinations are endless.

Here is a general recipe that you can follow:

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup of protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of berries of your choice (preferably frozen)


Chocoholics rejoice! This one is for you. This recipe is similar to the vanilla one because you can add pretty much anything that has cocoa in it. You can also add cocoa powder to the peanut butter ; banana one.

Here are the basic ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 ounce of dark chocolate


There are many other protein shake recipes that you must try in 2021. This was just a list of some favorites that most people will absolutely love and you must try them all because you’re in for a treat.

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