Top 10 Plant-Based Protein Shakes

Get more nourishment from your protein shake

We’re all about multi-tasking in its many modern forms. For the advanced, we highly recommend ab-exercising while stuck in traffic, folding laundry during Zoom meetings (yes, possible!) and combining the benefits of protein and plants in every fitness shake. Plant-based protein is simply the best kind in our opinion and it refers (obviously) to the protein found in whole plant foods. 

 

Fiber-rich, plant-based eating can help lower cholesterol, promote healthy gut bacteria, improve digestion and boost heart health.  It’s also prime for weight loss, diabetes management and doing your part on behalf of animals and our planet. Bravo.

We’ve had plant-based eating mastered for years, and we feel better for it. Now, since the invention of BlendJet, we’re big on plant-based sipping. Partnering with shake-loving nutritionists, we’ve come up with the recipe ideas below to make the perfect plant-based protein shake to inspire your own pre- and post-workout recipes.  

Try nuts, seeds and whole grains as toppings. They contain varying amounts of good-for-you protein. Along those same lines, reach for nut and seed butters. They change the texture of your shake, satisfy a craving for something delicious and can make it feel like you’ve had a full meal. A hint of nutty butter flavor is complementary to anything sweet. BlendJet 2 lets you make your own nut butters from scratch (consider that another recommendation for the truly advanced). Check out these delicious plant-based protein recipes, which are especially great before or after a good workout: 

Brownie Batter Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

1/4 cup coconut yogurt, or yogurt of choice

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

1/4 tsp espresso powder, optional (but enhances the chocolate flavor)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 1-2 cycles.

Cherry Almond Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk, or milk of choice

1/4 cup coconut yogurt, or yogurt of choice

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

1 cup cherries, frozen

1/8 tsp almond extract, optional (but adds a strong almond flavor)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 1-2 cycles.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 Tbsp peanut butter

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 1-2 cycles.

Coconut Macaroon Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup coconut water

3/4 cup coconut milk, or milk of choice

1/2 cup coconut yogurt, or yogurt of choice

2 Tbsp coconut shreds

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tbsp agave, or sweetener of choice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 3-4 cycles.

Cookie Dough Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

2/3 cup cashews, unsalted

1/4 cup coconut yogurt, or yogurt of choice

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tbsp hemp hearts

1 tsp maple syrup

Chocolate chips, for topping

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 1-2 cycles. Top with chocolate chips!

Green Monster Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/4 cup banana, frozen and sliced

1/4 cup mango, frozen and chopped

1/4 cup spinach

1/4 cup kale

1 Tbsp hemp hearts

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

1 scoop unflavored protein powder

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 4 cycles.

Peach Oatmeal Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup coconut yogurt, or yogurt of choice

3/4 cup peaches, frozen and chopped

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 2-4 cycles.

Snickerdoodle Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cup milk of choice

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

1 scoop unflavored protein powder

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 1-2 cycles.

Strawberries & Cream Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/4 cup coconut yogurt, or yogurt of choice

1 cup strawberries, frozen and sliced

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 2 cycles.

Very Berry Protein Shake

Total Time: Less than 5 minutes

Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk of choice

1/2 banana, frozen and sliced

1 cup mixed frozen berries

1 Tbsp maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to the BlendJet, and blend for 2-3 cycles.

More than tasty shakes, these plant-based protein smoothie recipes are like a satisfying superfood meal. So perfect before or after a workout.
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