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Protein shake recipe in a glass served with a straw

Basic Protein Shake Recipe

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5 from 5 reviews


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