11+ Protein Shake Recipes

Here is my favorite protein shake recipe + 11 different flavors of protein shakes you can make with it!

I’ve been making protein shakes since the dawn of time. Okay, fine… that was a slight exaggeration. It’s just, I’ve been around the block with vegan protein, high-protein, dairy-based protein and everything in between. With this knowledge comes great responsibility–to share my very best protein shake recipes.

Today, I’ll be sharing a super easy base recipe for protein shakes, with 11 flavor variations that are sure to please even the pickiest of palates. From strawberry peanut butter protein shakes to chocolate banana protein shakes, I’ve got you covered!

How to Make a Protein Shake

First things first, let’s go over the basic steps in making a protein shake.

Start by lugging out your favorite high-speed blender. Here’s a cordless (!) personal blender that I like for making a single serving, and here’s a good one for a quality experience.

Now, add in milk, protein powder, ice cubes, and any add-ins you’d like, such as fruit and a scoop of peanut butter.

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Basic Ingredients for this Protein Shake Recipe

The basic ingredients of each protein shake recipe:

  • Milk: Choose your favorite milk. I like oat milk for extra fill power and creamy, delicious taste. Sometimes, almondmilk works if you’re trying to keep the calories lighter.
  • Protein Powder: Pick the protein powder that suits your diet, from whole ingredient to highest protein, plant-based, and so on.
  • Ice Cubes
  • Add-ins: veggies, energy boosters, fruit, additional protein boosters, healthy fats for added satiety, and just for fun add-ins, such as chocolate chips. Check out the protein shake recipe at the end of the post on specific amounts to add for the best taste.
  • Flavor Variations: don’t worry about your favorite flavor variations, just click the links below for the exact recipe variations!

If you’re in the mood for more protein-packed breakfasts, you have to try my easily customizable Protein Oatmeal.

11+ Protein Shake Recipes

My favorite energy-boosting, filling snack: the protein shake! Check out 11 protein shake recipes that boast 20-30g+ of protein with delicious flavors variations!

Tools you’ll need

Here are our recommendations for the best protein powders and blenders. Enjoy!

Thank You

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Protein shake recipe in a glass served with a straw

Basic Protein Shake Recipe

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Here is my favorite protein shake recipe + 11 different flavors of protein shakes you can make with it!



Basic Protein Shake

  • ¾ cup milk of choice (more below)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons protein powder (or two scoops of the one that I use)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ½ cup milk of choice

Optional Boosters

For the perfect combo of customizations to use, check out the recipe in my Best Vegan Protein Powder post or check out the recipes above.

  • For Veggies: ½ cup frozen spinach, kale, or other leafy green
  • Sweetener: add in some monkfruit, stevia, or some fruit juice
  • For Fruit: sub 1/2 cup ice cubes with ½-3/4 cup frozen fruit, such as strawberries, peaches or blueberries
  • For Protein Boost: 2 tablespoons peanut powder
  • For Healthy Fats: 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • For Energy: ¼ teaspoon maca powder
  • For Fun: 1 tablespoon chocolate chips


  1. Add all ingredients in the order listed: 3/4 cup milk, protein powder, ice cubes and 1/2 cup milk. This is the order that I’ve found to be smoothest, without any protein powder getting stuck in a clump anywhere.
  2. Now, add Optional Boosters.
  3. Close blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!


Recommended Blenders: Vitamix Blender | Cordless Personal Blender

Recommended Protein Powders: Premier Protein Vanilla | Orgain Vegan Protein Vanilla

Nutrition information is an estimate, made using Premier Protein Vanilla protein powder.

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Snacks, Breakfast
  • Method: No Bake

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  1. I love the chocolate peanut butter flavor protein shake, but I can’t wait to try some of the berry varieties.

  2. All these shakes sound amazing, I am extra tempted to try chocolate protein shake like right away and I am off to my kitchen now! 😉

  3. I made the mint chocolate protein shake for breakfast this morning and it was so good, it literally tasted like dessert!! A great way to start my day for sure! 🙂

  4. I really need to add a little variety to my protein shake flavors that I make. These all look really good and easy enough to make. Can’t wait to try a few more!

  5. Such a wonderful collection of protein shakes! They all look so good, especially the Peanut Butter Protein Shake and Chocolate Banana Protein Shake.