6 High-Protein Breakfast Smoothies To Start Your Day Right

6 High-Protein Breakfast Smoothies To Start Your Day Right

Smoothies or shakes make for a brilliant breakfast meal for athletes.

Not only are they packed with protein, but you can get creative and add a variety of nutrients to fuel any type of workout.

They’re also really quick to make so they fit in well with a busy lifestyle, and you can easily have them on the go in the morning.

One of the best things about making smoothies is experimenting with different combinations of ingredients.

To give you some inspiration, here are six high-protein recipes.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Shake

The thought of this blended shake will make you want to get out of bed. Just mix water, chocolate protein powder, a banana, a handful of spinach, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of cacao powder.

Almond, Banana & Coconut Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie is a favourite for people with a sweet tooth. You’ll need almond milk, an apple (chopped), banana, oats, cinnamon and coconut flakes. Chuck in some flax seeds for extra omega-3 fatty acids and blend.

Vanilla Oat Smoothie

Blitz up a tablespoon of oats on their own first to make for a smoother texture. Mix in blueberries and kale with vanilla protein and vanilla almond milk. Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C.

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Start with a handful of strawberries, a handful of spinach and one tablespoon of peanut butter. Then add almond milk and, if you want, some whey protein.

As well as an early dose of protein, this one packs B vitamins, iron, calcium and folic acid among other key nutrients.

Granola & Blueberry Smoothie

Granola goes really well in smoothies, doing a great job of adding some sweetness. For this recipe, blend it with a tablespoon of yoghurt, a handful of blueberries, a banana, a teaspoon of honey and milk.

Green Super Smoothie

Green vegetables are full of all kinds of nutrients. For this smoothie, blend avocado, spinach, kale, pineapple and cucumber. Then add coconut water before blending again.