35 DIY Homemade Protein Shakes

Protein is a very essential part of our diet. It is used for building hormones, cellular messengers, nucleic acids and enzymes. Besides, it strengthens our immune system. As a matter of fact, proteins are the building blocks of the human body. Hence, adequate consumption of protein is indispensable for cell structuring and healing, muscle contraction and for proper cardiovascular functioning. Lack of enough protein may restrict cell growth and create several aliments.

Nowadays, people are very conscious about their fitness and choose protein shakes to boost their health as they are effective for building muscles and at the same time, help shed pounds.

The perfect time of having a glass of protein shake is immediately after your workout session because after exercise, your body needs something energizing. You can also have it 60 minutes before you hit the hay. Even a small dose of protein shake provides abundant nutrients.

However, devouring too much of protein can actually affect your health adversely. It might slow down your metabolism and also depletes the amount of magnesium and calcium in your body. They are not a substitute for your meal. On the other hand, the benefits of protein shakes cannot be denied. So, if you are interested in having a glass of smoothie rich in “P” factor, you can enjoy it without splashing out on unnecessary stuff. There are a number of homemade recipes for protein shakes. Try any of these recipes to start your day or to replenish your muscles after a workout.

Recipe 1

Ingredients

  • Banana – 1(peeled)
  • Low-fat natural yoghurt/soya yoghurt – 150g
  • Peanut butter – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ tsp (to taste)
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Semi-skimmed milk or dairy-free milk – 100ml

Method

Blend all the ingredients in a juicer and drink the resultant shake.

Recipe 2

Ingredients

  • Protein powder – 1 scoop
  • Vanilla extract – 3 drops
  • Slivered almonds – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar-free maple syrup – 1 tsp
  • Ice -1 handful
  • Low-fat Greek yogurt – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Light soy milk – 1 cup

Method

Take a juicer and add all the ingredients to it. Grind it for a while and enjoy the chilled protein shake.

Recipe 3

Ingredients

  • Chocolate protein – 2 scoops
  • Non-fat milk – 2 cups
  • Water – ½  cup
  • Peppermint extract – ½ tsp
  • Oatmeal – 1 cup
  • Sugar-free vanilla ice cream – 1 cup

Method

Take all the above ingredients and blend them together in a blender. Drink immediately.

Recipe 4

Ingredients

  • Dry oatmeal – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon – ½ tsp
  • Sugar-free maple syrup – 1/8 cup
  • Almonds – 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Vanilla protein – 2 scoops
  • Water or low-fat milk – 1½ cups

Method

Put all the ingredients in a shaker and swig afterwards.

Recipe 5

Ingredients

  • Skim milk – 1 cup
  • Whey protein – 1 scoop
  • Safflower oil – 2 tsp
  • Ice – 1 handful
  • Banana – 1
  • Instant breakfast mix – 1 package

Method

Add all the ingredients in a blender to make a smooth shake. A delicious homemade power protein shake is ready.

Recipe 6

Ingredients

  • Vanilla whey protein – 2 scoops
  • Sugar-free instant vanilla pudding – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – ¼ tsp
  • Vanilla extract – ¼ tsp
  • Butter-flavor extract – ½ tsp
  • Water -1 cup
  • Ice – 1 handful

Method

Blend the entire ingredient for a minute and serve fresh.

Recipe 7

Ingredients

  • Vanilla whey protein – 2 scoops
  • Skim milk – 1½ cups
  • Dry oatmeal – ½ cup
  • Raisins – ½ cup
  • Almonds – 12 (slivered)
  • Peanut butter – 1 tbsp

Method

Combine all the above ingredients in a shaker until smooth, and drink immediately.

Recipe 8

Ingredients

  • Banana  – 1
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Almonds – 10
  • Whey protein – 1 scoop
  • Ice – 1 handful

Method

Blend thoroughly until it becomes smooth. Drink it chilled.

Recipe 9

Ingredients

  • Whey protein – 2 scoops
  • Raspberries – 8
  • Strawberries – 4
  • Blueberries – 15
  • Non-fat milk – 2 cups
  • Ice – 1 handful

Method

Process all the fruits along with other ingredients in a mixer until it becomes consistently smooth.

Recipe 10

Ingredients

  • Vanilla protein – 2 scoops
  • Pineapple-orange juice – ½ cup
  • Rum extract – ¼ tsp
  • Coconut extract – ¼ tsp (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)
  • Water – ½ cup (or low-fat milk)
  •  Ice – handful

Method

Blend together all the ingredients and savor this energy drink.

Recipe 11

Ingredients

  • Whey protein – 1 scoop
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Peach – 1 ripe (pitted)
  • Low-fat sour cream – 2 tbsp
  • Sweetener – to taste (optional)

Method

Add all the above ingredients to a shaker. Whip it and serve.

Recipe 12

Ingredients

  • Skim milk – 2 cups
  • Non-fat cottage cheese – 2 cups
  • Vanilla whey protein – 3 scoops
  • Non-fat Greek vanilla yogurt – ½ cup
  • Fruit (any of your favorites)
  • Ice -1 handful
  • Sweetener – to taste (optional)

Method

Blend the ingredients properly and, then, relish this drink!

Recipe 13

Ingredients

  • Vanilla protein powder- 2-3 scoops
  • Mango pieces (frozen or fresh) – ½ to 1 cup
  • Brown cow vanilla cream top yogurt – 1 cup
  • Flaxseed oil – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 6-8 oz

Method

Mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth shake.

Recipe 14

Ingredients

  • Banana – 1 (cut in pieces and frozen)
  • Strawberries – 4-6 whole hulled (frozen)
  • Low-fat yogurt – ½ cup
  • Orange or pineapple juice – 1 cup
  • Vanilla protein powder – 2 scoops

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and blend until you get a smooth shake.

Recipe 15

Ingredients

  • Strawberries – 6
  • Apricot – 1 (fresh and diced)
  • Pineapple – ¼ cup (crushed)
  • Water – 1½ cups
  • Protein powder – 1 tbsp
  • Milk powder – 1 tbsp (skim)
  • Flaxseed oil – 1 tsp

Method

Blend, shake, stir and, then, enjoy this drink.

Recipe 16

Ingredients

  • Plum – 1 (ripe, pitted)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Water – 16 oz (iced)
  • Ice cubes – ½ cup
  • Vanilla whey powder – 2 scoops
  • Multivitamin powder – 1 tbsp

Method

Ideal drink for a scorching hot summer! Just blend and drink it up.

Recipe 17

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal – 1 cup (cooked in water and cooled)
  • Vanilla protein powder – 2 scoops
  • Cinnamon – 3 dashes
  • Sugar-free maple syrup – 1/8 cup (or brown sugar – to taste)
  • Almonds – 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Water or low-fat milk – 12 oz

Method

Blend all the ingredients in a mixer. Then, serve in a tall glass and savor.

Recipe 18

Ingredients

  • Sugar-free pineapple-orange drink – ½ tsp
  • Rum extract- ¼ tsp
  • Coconut extract – ¼ tsp (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)
  • Artificial sweetener – 1 packet
  • Water (or low-fat milk) – 8 oz
  • Ice cubes – 3 to 6
  • Vanilla protein powder

Method

Blend all the ingredients in a mixer and serve.

Recipe 19

Ingredients

  • Peach – 1 ripe
  • Water – 8 ounce
  • Sour cream – 2 tablespoons (low-fat)
  • Liquid artificial sweetener – 8 drops
  • Protein powder – 1.5 ounce

Method

Place all the ingredients in a juicer and blend together until it becomes consistently smooth.

Recipe 20

Ingredients

  • Juice of 3 fresh oranges
  • Liquid artificial sweetener – 6 drops
  • Protein powder – 1 ounce

Method

Blend all the ingredients and its ready to serve.

Recipe 21

Ingredients

  • Strawberries – 10 (fresh or frozen)
  • Flaxseed oil – 1 tbsp
  • Pure water – 10 oz
  • Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
  • Protein powder – 1 heaping scoop (1 oz)
  • Artificial sweetener – to taste (optional)
  • Ice cubes – 3

Method

Blend all the ingredients to prepare smoothie.

Recipe 22

Ingredients

  • Pure water – 14 oz
  • Bananas – 2
  • Peanut butter  – 3 tbsp
  • Liquid artificial sweetener – 6 drops
  • Protein powder – 2 oz

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a blender thoroughly. Drink it up.

Recipe 23

Ingredients

  • Pure water – 10 oz
  • Liquid ionic plant source minerals – 1 oz
  • Knox gelatine – 1 packet
  • Flaxseed oil – 1 tsp
  • Protein powder – 1 heaping scoop (1 oz)
  • Artificial sweetener – to taste (optional)

Method

Shake all the ingredients in a mixer, and your shake is ready to serve.

Recipe 24

Ingredients

  • Pure water – 8 ounce
  • Flaxseed oil – 1 tbsp
  • Ripe peach – ½ (peeled)
  • Frozen strawberries – 6
  • Protein powder – 1 heaping scoop (1 oz)
  • Artificial sweetener – to taste (optional)

Method

Blend properly in a juicer, and drink it up at once.

Recipe 25

Ingredients

  • Banana – 1 (cut into pieces and frozen)
  • Whole hulled strawberries – 4 to 6 (frozen)
  • Yogurt – ½ cup (low-fat)
  • Orange/pineapple juice – 1 cup
  • Vanilla protein powder – 2 scoops

Method

Combine everything together in a blender and shake until it turns smooth. Let it set for a few minutes and, then, relish your shake.

Recipe 26

Ingredients

  • Chocolate almond milk – 1 cup (unsweetened)
  • Natural almond/peanut butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Frozen banana – 1 (peel before freezing)
  • Cacao nibs – 1 tablespoon
  • Spinach – 1 cup (raw)
  • Chocolate protein powder – 1 scoop
  • A dash of red pepper flakes (optional)

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a blender for a couple of minutes and, then, serve.

Recipe 27

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk – 1 cup
  • Pineapple – 1 cup (frozen)
  • Shredded coconut/coconut milk – 1 teaspoon
  • Frozen blueberries – ½ cup
  • Unflavored or vanilla protein powder – 1 scoop

Method

Blend swiftly and thoroughly and your shake is ready to savor.

Recipe 28

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk – 1 cup
  • Banana – 1 frozen (peel before freezing)
  • Blueberries – ½ cup
  • Unflavored or vanilla protein powder – 1 scoop

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a shaker, and drink up.

Recipe 29

Ingredients

  • Fresh squeezed orange juice – 12 to 16 ounces
  • Egg white powder or vanilla whey protein powder – 2 scoops
  • Banana – 1
  • Greek yogurt – ¼ cup
  • Organic vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Ground flaxseed (optional) – 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Lecithin – 1 tablespoon (optional)

Method

Blend all the ingredients together for a minute. And your shake is ready to serve.

Recipe 30

Ingredients

  • Water – 12 ounces
  • Whey protein isolate – 2 scoops

Method

Before your workout, fill an empty water bottle with protein powder. Afterwards, add water and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Recipe 31

Ingredients

  • Water or orange juice – 12 ounces
  • Whey protein isolate – 1 scoop
  • Fruits available in your refrigerator – ¼ cup (each)
  • Banana – 1
  •  Ice cubes – 6

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a blender for a minimum of 30 seconds.

Recipe 32

Ingredients

  • Fresh orange juice – 12 ounces
  • Egg white powder or whey protein isolate – 2 scoops
  • Banana – 1
  • Almond butter/natural peanut butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Ice cubes – 6

Method

Blend all the above mentioned ingredients to form a smooth protein shake.

Recipe 33

Ingredients

  • Water – 8 to 12 ounces
  • Egg white powder or whey protein isolate – 2 scoops
  • Banana -1
  • Ice cubes – 6

Method

Mix in a blender for at least 30 seconds to prepare shake.

Recipe 34

Ingredients

  • Water or unsweetened almond milk – 12 ounces
  • Egg white powder or whey protein isolate – 2 scoops
  • Strawberries – 8
  • Raw almond butter or ground flaxseed – 1 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes – 6

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. And it’s ready.

Recipe 35

Ingredients

  • Water or almond milk – 6 ounces
  • Egg white powder or whey protein isolate – 1 scoop
  • Ice cubes – 6

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. And enjoy the drink.

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