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6 Protein Smoothie Recipes That Keep You Full All Day

  • Dawn Jackson Blatner

    Mango Carrot Smoothie

    "Mangoes are a superfruit loaded with antioxidants and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals," says Blatner. The protein in her recipe below comes from whole foods like almond butter, rather than a scoop of protein powder.

    Serves: 1

    • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    • 1.5 tablespoons almond butter
    • 1/2 cup grated carrot
    • 3/4 cup fresh mango
    • 5 ice cubes


    Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.

    290 calories, 9g protein

  • Salton.com

    Kale Cucumber Pear Smoothie

    Start your day with a serving of greens with this recipe from Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and author of The Reset Diet. The pear and cucumber sweeten the smoothie, making it a refreshing drink for breakfast.

    Serves: 1

    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup kale
    • 1 cup cucumber
    • 1 cup pear
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 serving unsweetened vanilla whey protein powder (Pasternak prefers Source Organic Whey)
    • 5 raw cashews

    Place all ingredients in the blender in order listed above. Secure lid and blend for about 1 minute. If a thinner consistency is desired, add a little water and blend for about 20 more seconds.

    341 calories, 31g protein

  • Rocco DiSpirito

    The Vanilla Smoothie

    This recipe from Rocco DiSpirito, award-winning chef and best-selling author of The Pound a Day Diet, delivers a jolt of protein thanks to the Greek yogurt and egg whites (don't worry, you won't even taste it—we're not getting all Rocky on you). "Plus the probiotics from the yogurt contribute to a healthy belly all day long," he says.

    Serves: 2

    • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond beverage (such as Silk)
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 vanilla bean, split and pulp scraped out with a knife
    • 6 packets monk fruit extract (such as Monk Fruit in the Raw)
    • 1 six-ounce container fat-free Greek yogurt (such as Fage 0%)
    • 1 fresh egg white
    • 1 cup crushed or small cubes of ice


    Add almond beverage, salt, vanilla extract, vanilla pulp, monk fruit, and yogurt to blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the egg white and ice and blend until smooth.

    98.5 calories, 12g protein

  • Sally's Baking Addiction

    Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

    Don't let pumpkin spice lattes have all the fun with our favorite cold-weather flavor. This recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction tastes like a slice of pie just went into your blender, and serves up 12 grams of protein to keep you full until lunch.

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  • Salton.com

    Purple Power Smoothie

    Don't skip out on smoothies because your favorite fruits are out of season—just use the frozen variety. The fruit is picked and frozen at its nutritional peak, so you won't lose any of the sought-after vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, "it's more economical because you can buy in bulk without it rotting, and it provides a delicious, icy texture," says Pasternak, who provided this recipe and more blend-it-best smoothie tips.

    Serves: 1

    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup sweet cherries, pitted (frozen, if desired)
    • 1/2 cup raspberries (frozen, if desired)
    • 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen, if desired)
    • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
    • 1 serving unsweetened vanilla whey protein powder (Pasternak prefers Source Organic Whey)
    • 5 cashews

    Place all ingredients in blender in order listed above. Secure lid and blend for about 1 minute. If a thinner consistency is desired, add a little water and blend for about 20 more seconds.

    314 calories, 29g protein

  • Angela Liddon | Oh She Glows

    Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

    Thanks to ingredients like coconut oil, mango, and grapefruit, this sweet smoothie from Oh She Glows is a vitamin-packed powerhouse. Add in hemp hearts for 17 grams of protein and a creamy, smooth texture you'll get without a banana. "Talk about a super-charged meal in a glass," says recipe creator Angela Liddon.

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Samantha Lefave

Samantha is a writer who is living, eating and sweating her way through NYC. You can find her running half-marathons like it's her job, Instagramming her favorite food and fitness finds or, let's be honest, eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

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