39 High Protein Shake Recipes

39 High Protein Shake Recipes

Here are 39 of my favorite healthy, homemade high protein shake recipes.

Drinking these shakes has helped me drop over 56 pounds in just a few months, and pack on 13 pounds of muscle in 6 months while losing fat at the same time.

I have literally created thousands of different natural homemade protein shake recipes and I have whittled down my list to just 39 of them.  

These are the recipes I keep making over and over again as they are so tasty and they incorporate different fruit so you can choose the recipes that use the fruit you can get hold of at the moment wherever you live in the world.

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Why I Don’t Use Protein Powder In My Protein Shakes

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I am a big fan of whole, unprocessed, plant based foods because I have managed to recover from debilitating health problems and lose a lot of weight in the process when I focus my diet on whole foods.

When I start to try out more processed foods such as protein powders, my health starts to decline.

Research has also shown that plant based whole foods provide the best health and prevention of diseases.

It’s also so much easier to lose weight when you eat whole foods because these ingredients are usually high in fiber which fills you up and stops you from feeling hungry.

Avoiding processed, packaged foods also helps you avoid all the chemicals that literally make you addicted to consuming more of these products.  Being addicted to food will not give you good results when it comes to weight loss.

So that’s why I don’t use protein powders in my shakes.  

My Weight Loss And Muscle Building Results After Drinking Homemade Protein Shakes


But I STILL want to add some natural sources of protein in my smoothies because protein is a necessary building block of bodily functions, and it helps to grow muscles.

Seeing as I’m working on resculping my body at the moment by doing 5 weight training sessions per week, it’s important to me to make sure I’m getting enough protein for muscle building.

And it’s working.  After just 6 months of bodybuilding so far, I’ve managed to gain 13 pounds of muscle mass which is just incredible and pretty unheard of growth. During this time my weight has stayed the same which means I’ve lost a lot of fat during this process.

That’s the beauty of building muscle, it helps to burn more fat.

I put my fast results down to my healthy diet which is based solely on plant based whole foods.  And also incorporating enough protein from whole food plants in every meal.

I drink a lot of homemade meal replacement protein shakes as I think it is the easiest and fastest way to get all of the nutrients your body needs in one quick, tasty meal.  

I have been replacing my breakfast and lunch with these protein shakes for 10 years now, and they have helped me drop 5 dress sizes and also lose my baby weight after both of my babies were born.  

Now these shakes help me maintain my weight and provide me with incredible amounts of energy every day with no cravings or hunger between my shake meals.

So of course, I want you to have the same results that I’ve had.

Check out my video below of my natural 2 ingredient Homemade Protein Powder recipe!

How To Lose Weight With Homemade High Protein Shakes

How Much Weight Can You Lose In A Month? (Truthfully) young fit woman measuring belly

So what I suggest is that you replace your breakfast and lunch with one of these whole foods high protein shakes, and then make yourself a whole foods vegan dinner to enjoy at the end of the day.

Of course, calories have to come into the equation if you want to see consistent weight loss, so I suggest you use my calorie calculator to determine how many calories your body needs to lose weight every day.

And if you don’t have time for calorie counting, why not use a ready made meal plan which incorporates 2 unpublished protein shake recipes with a healthy vegan dinner.

I suggest you start with my Green Thickies 7 Day Green Smoothie Detox by clicking here.

I hope that has given you some background on why I created these homemade protein shake recipes and some tips on how to use them effectively.

Here are my favorite protein shake recipes.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do – they are all super delicious!

39 High Protein Shake Recipes

High Protein Shake Recipe Without Protein Powder

Today I’m sharing my High Protein Shake Recipe Without Protein Powder. This shake will help you put on muscle, while still losing weight and meeting all of your nutritional needs, giving you a crazy amount of energy that will propel you through your workouts. Today I’m going deep into the science behind my choice of ingredients so you can understand why each item in this smoothie is so powerful for your health.

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How To Make A Natural Protein Shake Without Protein Powder

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1 Minute Meal Replacement Shake Recipe: Natural & Nutritionally Complete

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Banana Peanut Butter Green Thickie Recipe

Once you taste this Green Thickie recipe, you’ll never want another breakfast again. I get told time and time again that when people make this recipe, they stop trying out new recipes. This is the ONE! I have already published this recipe previously, but I have now created the video to go with this recipe so you can see just how quick and easy it is to make your new breakfast.

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Basic Green Thickie Recipe

It’s time to go back to basics… Although I have already published this recipe on my blog, I’ve shot a video recipe for you, so you can see how quick and easy it is to make the Basic Green Thickie Recipe! If you don’t know what a Green Thickie is, it is a complete meal green smoothie containing all the healthy fats and protein you need to fill you up from one meal to another, AND help you to lose weight in the process. Watch the brand new video and see how easy it is to make a delicious meal in just 2 minutes.

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Cucumber Lassi Complete Meal Green Thickie

I might actually make this Cucumber Lassi Green Thickie a regular thing as part of my standard diet as it’s so tasty! I get SO many requests for a no fruit, veggie based, complete meal Green Thickie. So here it is!

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Climate Cooler Coconut & Pineapple Green Thickie

My Climate Cooler Coconut and Pineapple recipe is a little less ‘thick’ and more on the ‘thin’ side today. It’s still very tasty and very filling. It also has very low sugar so it’s good for you if you are trying to eat less sugar, follow a low carb or a keto diet or generally want to be healthier. It is still sweet and ultra tasty. I hope you like it as much as I do!

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Peppermint Chocolate Green Thickie

This Peppermint Chocolate Green Thickie (Low Carb Keto Low Sugar Complete Meal Smoothie) is not very sweet, but it sure is tasty, energising, healing and a fat burning machine. Watch my video and get my recipe here.

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Blackberry Smoothie with Basil

This fresh, sweet and aromatic blackberry smoothie has a twist. Basil is a match made in heaven with the blackberries in this Green Smoothie.

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Creamy Mango Shake

If you’re looking for a sweet, simple meal with only 4 ingredients, no bananas, or sweeteners then this creamy mango shake will suit you perfectly.

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Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie

We all love our desserts but we don’t love what they do to our waistlines and health. Unless you make a healthy thick dessert smoothie – A Thickie!

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Love Yourself Smoothie Bowl

Today is the day to start loving yourself. What does someone who loves themselves eat? A ‘Love Yourself Smoothie Bowl’. I created this with love for you. I love it and I’m pretty sure you will too. Not only is it tasty, but it looks SO pretty.

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4th of July Drink: Red, White and Blue, and still Green?

This 4th of July Drink is a very posh green thickie for special occasions. This colourful layered smoothie has the wow factor but still has the same amount of healthy greens, oats, nuts and fruit.

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Hot Chocolate Green Thickie Smoothie

Too cold for smoothies? Think again! This delicious, healthy and warming hot chocolate green thickie smoothie recipe will keep you healthy all winter long.

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Warming Spicy Apple Halloween Smoothie

This spicy Apple Halloween Smoothie is guaranteed to warm you up during the cold months of winter. Your kids will eat less candy after this filling drink.

If you've never tried adding warming spice to your smoothies, you are in for a treat today. You are going to love this smoothie.

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Creamy Low Carb Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie

You won't believe this Creamy Low Carb Chocolate and Peanut Butter smoothie doesn't have any fruit and contains no sugar as it's so sweet! Yum!

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Tempting Turkish Delight Smoothie

If you like Turkish Delight you'll love this smoothie! Once tried, forever hooked! Treat yourself - your body will love you for it!

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Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie

Gorgeous lemon meringue pie smoothie recipe and a free 1 day sample of the Green Thickies 7 Day Diet Plan for weight loss and improved health. Get yours now.

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Creamy Citrus Fat Burner Smoothie

This Creamy Citrus Fat Burner Smoothie will rev up your metabolism and melt away pounds. This weight loss smoothie is not only healthy but tastes amazing!

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Loch Ness Monster Smoothie

Get all the goodness from the ocean in this Loch Ness Monster Smoothie and find out about the amazing health benefits of Spirulina.

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Vanilla and Blackcurrant Smoothie

This Vanilla and Blackcurrant Smoothie tastes just like Ribena! It is delicious, sweet and there's no taste quite like it. Options for green & meal replacement smoothies.

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Fragrant Lavender and Blueberry Smoothie for Relaxation

This fragrant lavender and blueberry smoothie packs a potent antioxidant punch! The lavender is optional. Options to convert to a green smoothie / thickie

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Mango and Passion Smoothie for Good Eyesight

I drank this gorgeous Mango and Passion fruit Smoothie (Green Thickie) every day for a month after giving birth. Options for green smoothies and thickies.

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Hawaiian Smoothie

Sometimes it’s just nice to keep it simple and go back to basics with good sweet, fresh ripe fruit and no sweeteners for this Hawaiian Smoothie.

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Healthy Muesli Green Thickie Smoothie Recipe

This is a great healthy muesli recipe. It is a bowl of cereal in a glass with all your added extra ingredients for a healthy balanced meal.

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Sun Dream Orange and Banana Smoothie

Take this orange and banana smoothie and lie back in the sun and taste the fruity, refreshing and zingy flavours of this summery sensation.

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Thick Green Tropical Smoothie Recipe

This creamy tropical smoothie recipe will give you everything you need for a balanced meal and it also happens to taste amazing.

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Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

This strawberry smoothie recipe has a classic sweet smoothie taste so it appeals to adults and children alike. Needless to say, it’s one of my favourites and hard to believe there is so much goodness contained in one glass.

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Blueberry Broccoli Smoothie: Cancer Preventing

This blueberry and broccoli smoothie is packed full of cancer preventing superfoods.

Perfect way to get your raw broccoli bursting full of nutrients.


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Berry Smoothie Recipe: Reduce Inflammation

This antioxidant loaded berry smoothie recipe has a variety of fibre rich berries. It is full of antioxidants which protect your body from inflammation.

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Almond Milk Smoothie: For Smoother Skin

Almonds make smoothies taste like marzipan on birthday cakes. Now you can have the taste without the guilt as this almond milk smoothie is so good for you.

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

We all love our desserts but we don’t love what they do to our waistlines and health. Unless you make a healthy thick dessert smoothie – A Thickie!

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Gingerbread Smoothie

If you love gingerbread, you will adore this healthy gingerbread smoothie dessert version of this classic. Let your taste buds sparkle!

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Strawberry Balsamic Salad Smoothie

This Strawberry Balsamic Salad Smoothie sounds like it wouldn't work but it really does. This fresh green smoothie is a taste you'll never want to forget.

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Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake

When I saw the buzz surrounding this Pistachio Ice Cream smoothie, I had to convert it into a dessert thickie which made it even more creamy and luxurious.

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Homemade Cookie Dough Smoothie

This homemade cookie dough green smoothie recipe is so filling, will fulfil your dessert cravings and is still extremely healthy as it contains greens.

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Easy Black Forest Cake Smoothie

This Easy Black Forest Cake Smoothie is my all time favourite and I'm sure it will be yours too once you try it.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

This indulgent yet extremely healthy carrot cake smoothie contains a whopping 4.5 cups of fruit and veg per serving. It tastes just like the real thing.

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Fresh Summer Strawberry and Spinach Salad Smoothie

The great thing about this strawberry and spinach salad smoothie is it’s so simple, just blend a punnet of strawberries, water, oats, cashews and spinach.

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How Much Protein Should I Eat? (And How Do Vegans Get Enough Protein?)

I get asked this all the time, 'How much protein should I eat?'  This is also one of the most commonly asked questions for vegans ‘Where do you get your protein?  We are a nation obsessed with protein, and really there's no need, but since it''s on everyone's minds I’m going to break down exactly how much protein you really need a day and show you that Green Thickies contain exactly the right amount of protein.

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Which Is The Best Protein Powder, And Do We Need It At All?

Today, I'm going to be answering the question, which is the best protein powder to use in our smoothie?

This is a great question but it's not the ideal question.

The question I think we should be asking is should we be using protein powder in our smoothies at all?

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High Protein Shake Recipe Without Protein Powder

Today I’m sharing my High Protein Shake Recipe Without Protein Powder. This shake will help you put on muscle, while still losing weight and meeting all of your nutritional needs, giving you a crazy amount of energy that will propel you through your workouts. Today I’m going deep into the science behind my choice of ingredients so you can understand why each item in this smoothie is so powerful for your health.

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39 High Protein Shake Recipes

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Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

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Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
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