Whey Protein Smoothie

Whey Protein Smoothie

Looking to increase your protein intake? Try this healthy whey protein smoothie that’s both delicious and nutritious.

My recent workouts have included heavier lifting and thus I feel the need to add more protein into my diet. One easy way to achieve that is by adding a few scoops of whey protein powder.

This smoothie features a new whey protein supplement that I’m really excited about because of how pure and clean it is. There’s an abundance of protein powders on the market and only a handful that are viable and not full of harmful fillers; so finding a good one is always a plus.

The protein powder I’m excited about is Whey Pure – Undenatured Contaminant Free New Zealand Whey Protein. It’s perhaps the cleanest whey protein on the market. It blends great in smoothies and provides a rich source of amino acids. Whey Pure has been proven in clinical trials to stimulate the immune system, promote the development of lean body mass, and promote intestinal health. For more information on Whey Pure or to purchase some for yourself, click here.

If you’re wondering, I cycle on and off various protein powders. If you’re not into protein powders you can still create a delicious and nutritious smoothie without it.

The recipe below is the bare-bones version. You can take this smoothie in several different directions depending on the add-ons that call to you. I typically add avocado to my protein smoothies for additional fat and a thicker consistency. I also usually add cacao because I love chocolate :) If you’re using a flavored whey protein that may direct which add-ons you use. Enjoy!

Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup kefir, raw milk, or nut milk of your choice
  • 1 serving of your preferred whey protein
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A dash of sea salt
  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

The Optional Add-ons

  • 1/4 to 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or mixed berries
  • 1 cup spinach, kale, or other leafy green
  • 1/3 cup yogurt (reduce liquid if including yogurt)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds
  • Anything else healthy you have on hand

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 302
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 11% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 4% RDA
  • Calcium: 36% RDA
  • Iron: 6% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this whey protein smoothie and how you customized it. Please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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9 Responses to Whey Protein Smoothie

  1. My husband and I just started using whey protein and so I am so glad that you listed off some ingredients that can be added to it to make a good smoothie. I definitely love the idea of adding nut milk, sea salt and honey. However, I will probably skip out on the cinnamon and add cacao powder instead.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Always here to help, Faylinn :) Cinnamon actually pairs well with cacao. Hope you and your husband enjoy the smoothies!

    • Ravindra Abraham #

      I just can not how you are adding caco instead of Cinnamon while cinnamon is good for your health because it help to regulate your auger level in your blood. So don’t forget to add Ceylon Zimt to your food

  2. Jean #

    I love pure whey protein ( I get it from a different company and it’s organic) with home made kefir , blueberries and a small banana. Sometimes I add milled flax etc. It gives you a great boost for the day and is particularly good for my husband who has a slight tear in an abdominal muscle. I only use 1 scoop between the two of us as the Kefir gives it a double hit.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You and your husband are definitely starting off your day on the right foot, Jean :)

  3. Leigh #

    I just made thjs smoothie today. I bout thr bags of fruit that has carrots and mangos and otjer fruit. I haf blueberries i added those also. I added the cinnamon, sea salt and coconut oil eith the protein powder. I am a diabetic so i love smoothies for lunch.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Sounds like you made one healthy smoothie, Leigh.

  4. Adam Berry #

    Hello Ryan. I came across your website about a week ago and I have to say i’m hooked. However I have a dilemma I currently work out just before bed as thats the only time I have available. I was wondering if you could advise me on a protein smoothie which is not only effective but sits well as I sleep and wont add on any extra pounds. I use the sun warrior protein that you mention in other areas of your sight.

    Best regards Adam.

    Keep up the good work 👍

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Adam,

      I used to workout late as well. One thing you can do is consume half your smoothie before working out and the other half after. Another thing to try is using less liquid, as little as possible, so that your body can digest the smoothie faster. All of the protein recipes on my site are similar and shouldn’t differ much in digestibility. Find a couple that you like a stick with those.

      Another thought, try using yogurt instead of a liquid. Something like this should work well:

      1/2 cup Greek yogurt
      1 serving protein powder
      1/2 cup berries of choice
      1/2 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
      A dash of sea salt

      Hope you stayed hooked on my site :)

      Regards,
      Ryan

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