Need protein-packed purees? Here are all the best energy smoothie recipes to power your day, deliciously nutrient-packed.
Looking for purees to power your day? Look no further than these Energy Smoothie recipes! We’ve got lots of healthy smoothie recipes for whizzing up your favorite fruits and veggies. But this list has the recipes that are highest in protein, fiber and nutrients to keep you full of energy and vibrant all day long!
Want to pack in even more protein and nutrients to your purees? Here are a few ideas for add ins for each of the recipes below:
- Add 2 tablespoons chia seeds: This adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber to your smoothie.
- Add 1 scoop protein powder. In general, one scoop protein powder has about 20 grams protein, but it depends on the brand.
Ready to get started? Let’s get blending.
And now…6 energy smoothie recipes to try!
At the top of our energy smoothie list? This Vanilla Protein Smoothie! It’s full of creamy, lightly fruity flavor and 25% of your daily protein! Even better: there’s no protein powder: just all natural, delicious ingredients! It tastes more like a vanilla milkshake than a protein drink, which made it a hit in our house (it’s a favorite of our 3 year old). Drink the large size and you’ve just downed half of your protein for the day! It’s perfect for breakfast or a post-workout snack.
Want a sneaky way to add fiber, protein and anti-oxidants to your morning smoothies? Try this tasty Chia Seed Smoothie! Chia seeds in smoothies is our favorite trick to add even more goodness to this healthy breakfast or snack option. You can throw a handful into any energy smoothie recipe, but our favorite is this creamy strawberry smoothie. It’s beautifully fruity, icy, and the perfect way to hide these healthy seeds!
This energy smoothie is a fun way to eat this healthy whole grain: the perfect Oatmeal Smoothie! Blend up oats with banana and peanut butter and it tastes, oddly enough, just like a bowl of oatmeal! The puree is perfectly scented with cinnamon and ultra creamy! It's packed with protein and fiber (head to the recipe for nutrition info). This one went over so well in our house, it’s one of our favorite smoothies yet.
Want a protein-packed energy smoothie that’s full of fruity, creamy flavor? Try this strawberry Greek yogurt smoothie! This tasty drink has just the right sweet flavor and creamy texture. Greek yogurt is the key, packing this smoothie with a whopping 20% of your daily protein needs. It makes this drink a great way to start the day, or perfect for breakfasts or snacks. You can substitute in any type of frozen fruit!
Want to eat more broccoli? Here’s an interesting way to use it: throw it into an energy smoothie! This Magic Broccoli Smoothie makes nutritious vegetable taste sweet and creamy. You can barely even taste that it’s there! Now, there are lots of delicious ways to eat broccoli (our favorite way makes it taste like French fries). But if you want to throw it into a beautifully green smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack: here’s your best bet! It's got lots of protein and fiber: add even more with chia seeds or protein powder.
Want a fun blend of smoothie flavors? Here’s our final favorite energy smoothie: this perfect Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie! This trifecta of ingredients makes for the best fruity flavor and creamy texture. It’s sweet tart and vaguely tropical, with a hint of cinnamon to give it complexity. This one has lots of protein and fiber already, but again: you can add even more with chia seeds or protein powder.
More smoothie inspiration
Looking for other ideas? We’ve got lots of recipes where that came from. Here are all our favorite smoothie recipes, organized by type:
- 10 Vegetable Smoothie Recipes
- 20 Best Fruit Smoothie Recipes
- 15 Smoothie Recipes with Yogurt
- 9 Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes
- 10 Vegan Smoothie Recipes to Try
- 30 Best Smoothie Recipes
6 Energy Smoothie Recipes: Vanilla Protein Smoothie & More!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 large or 2 small 1x
This vanilla energy smoothie is creamy, lightly fruity, and packed with protein! It’s the perfect healthy breakfast or post-workout snack.
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 banana (room temperature)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk (or almond milk or oat milk)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ice cubes
- Garnish: we used toasted coconut and fresh raspberries
- Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the bananas into pieces. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Energy smoothie
Brian from South Africa, going to try them all. Will rate once I have tried them. Thanks