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21 High Protein Drinks

Adding protein to your diet to help you keep full and build strong muscle can be a breeze when you incorporate more high protein drinks into your day!

Protein drinks are a great way to add more protein to your everyday diet. Often, you don’t need many ingredients.

Protein powder is one of the easiest ways to add protein to your drink. Add some frozen fruit and milk, and you’re good to go!

If you prefer not to use protein powder, there are other options. Nut butter, almond milk, and yogurt are ideal choices.

high protein drink recipes

Best High Protein Drinks

You’re guaranteed to find a high-protein drink you love from the selection below!

1. Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie

zucchini chocolate smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 422
  • Fats: 23.5g
  • Protein: 26.7g
  • Carbs: 40.6g
  • Fiber: 11.2g
  • Sugar: 18.4g

You might think, “Zucchini in a drink?” This smoothie is silky smooth because of the zucchini in it.

The rich chocolate taste of your smoothie comes from raw cacao. Medjool dates provide natural sweetness.

Use any protein powder you want. You’ll think you’re drinking chocolate milk when you have this!

These high protein snacks would pair well with this smoothie for a protein packed meal on the go!

2. Peanut Butter Milkshake

peanut butter milkshake

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 508
  • Fats: 33g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 34g

You’re going to need just three ingredients for your peanut butter milkshake! Your protein comes purely from peanut butter.

The other two ingredients are vanilla ice cream and milk. Full-fat milk will make it taste creamier!

Experiment with the ratios of your ingredients. If you like your milkshake thicker, add more ice cream. If you prefer it thinner, add more milk. 

Drizzle melted peanut butter over whipped cream for extra nutty flavor!

3. Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

strawberry banana protein smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 315
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 25g

Strawberry and banana taste so good together. So, it is a perfect option for a smoothie.

Vanilla or coconut protein powder works best with these two ingredients. If you use frozen fruits, your smoothie will be thicker and more refreshing.

Milk is the most important thing you need to make your smoothie. Use any you like. However, vanilla almond milk would work well.

4. Protein Iced Coffee

protein iced coffee

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 157
  • Fats: 2.9g
  • Protein: 17.3g
  • Carbs: 16.3g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 14.3g

Iced coffee will wake you up and get you ready for the day. In this version, cold-brewed coffee and chocolate flavors are combined.

You’ll get protein from chocolate protein powder. Homemade chocolate syrup enhances your chocolate taste. It takes a little bit of work, but it’s worth it!

5. Mint Chocolate Smoothie

mint chocolate smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 358
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 25g

Mint and chocolate are one perfect flavor combination. You’ll find both in this yummy smoothie, tasting just like mint chip ice cream!

The secret to the vibrant green color of this smoothie is using spinach. Yes, that’s right! Using mint leaves also gives your smoothie a natural minty flavor.

Vanilla protein powder is the best flavor option. Add chocolate chips after blending. This leaves you with delicious chocolaty crunch!

6. Peanut Butter Coffee Latte

peanut butter coffee latte

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 333
  • Fats: 19.7g
  • Protein: 13.1g
  • Carbs: 29.5g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: 24.4g

Hot drinks can also contain high protein. This peanut butter coffee latte is proof. Anything using peanut butter is going to increase your protein intake.

Alongside peanut butter, you will use sugar, milk, and espresso. The peanut butter will add a creamy texture and nutty flavor to your latte.

Some prep is needed for this drink. You’ll need to create your peanut butter mix on your stovetop. It will be worth the effort!

7. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

chocolate cherry smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 291
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 24g

There are so many flavors that go well with chocolate. Cherry is one of them. You’ll be surprised by how much like a milkshake this smoothie tastes.

Chocolate protein powder will give you both protein and a chocolate taste. Frozen cherries in your smoothie make it taste fantastic and refreshing!

Use Greek yogurt to get more protein and a nice creamy texture.

This smoothie would pair perfectly with any of these high protein salads for a balanced lunch!

8. Healthy Eggnog Milkshake

healthy eggnogg milkshake

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 451
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbs: 57g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar:

Eggnog milkshake is the most seasonal drink you’ll find on this list! It tastes like dessert; however, it’s nutritious enough for a healthy breakfast.

Vanilla protein powder is the best flavor to use for your eggnog drink. Eggnog is essential too!

Sweet frozen banana provides a creamy texture for your milkshake. A sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice delivers a seasonal twist.

9. Mango and Spinach Smoothie

mango and spinach smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 311
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 20g

The combination of mango and spinach in this smoothie provides two things. A light summery color and a refreshing taste!

Using frozen mango in your smoothie will help obtain a creamy texture. Vanilla protein powder and shredded coconut add an extra hint of flavor.

Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of your smoothie for a tropical feel!

Add more superfoods to your diet like this spinach smoothie!

10. Espresso Protein Shake

espresso protein shake

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 302
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 49g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 11g

This espresso protein shake is the perfect drink to wake you in the morning. Cold and refreshing, it’s going to hit the spot!

Frozen bananas provide natural sweetness. This also helps with the thick, creamy texture.

Egg white protein powder delivers your protein. Cashew milk provides a delightfully nutty taste. It’s like a coffee shop drink, but you don’t need to leave your house!  

11. Whey Protein Hot Chocolate

whey protein hot chocolate

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g

It’s not usual to use whey protein in hot drinks as the powder curdles. However, using the method here, it is possible to have a decadent drink!

Unflavored whey protein is best to use for this recipe. Your chocolaty taste will come from pure cocoa powder.

You’re going to use an unusual ingredient for your hot chocolate. That is xanthan gum. It’s going to leave you with a thick, creamy texture. It will be almost like drinking molten chocolate!

You’ll love this healthy sweet snack to satisfy your sugar cravings!

12. Peach Blueberry Smoothie

peach blueberry smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 232
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 14.5g
  • Carbs: 32.8g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar:

This seasonal smoothie is like a taste of summer. Fresh flavors of peach and blueberry combine with a hint of lavender.

You will use an ingredient you wouldn’t expect in a smoothie. That is cottage cheese! Using full fat is the best option for maximum creaminess.

Your smoothie may be sweet enough, but if not, add more maple syrup.

13. Vanilla Smoothie

vanilla smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 604
  • Fats: 29g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 62g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 31g

If you like a subtle but sweet smoothie, then this is the recipe you need. Using a vanilla bean is going to offer the taste you want.

Frozen bananas are going to give you a smooth, creamy texture. You won’t be using protein powder for your smoothie. Instead, edamame will provide this nutrition!

14. Keto Strawberry Smoothie

keto strawberry smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 202
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar:

The cotton candy color of this strawberry smoothie is super eye-catching! It makes you want to tuck into its thick, creamy texture immediately.

Frozen strawberries help with the creaminess of your smoothie. Also, they keep it cold and refreshing to drink.

Use your favorite protein powder. Vanilla or chocolate flavors work well with strawberry!

15. Blueberry Smoothie

blueberry smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 261
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 19g

The vibrant purple color of this smoothie comes from using frozen blueberries! Only three other ingredients are needed to create your drink.

Almond milk and nonfat Greek yogurt are combined with your berries. Vanilla protein powder adds your protein.

Use fresh blueberries if you prefer a thinner smoothie.

16. Almond Breakfast Smoothie

almond breakfast smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 340
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 2g

This smoothie is massively nutty, with almonds in multiple forms. You will have a hint of vanilla from your protein powder.

Almond milk, extract, and raw almonds provide a solid almond taste. Using rolled oats will help with the thick texture of your smoothie.

This is your ideal breakfast smoothie with the addition of oats!

17. Energy Boosting Green Smoothie

green smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 333
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 19g

This energy-boosting smoothie will set you up for the day ahead. Baby spinach is your key ingredient for an energy boost. It also provides a vivid green color!

Frozen bananas help to make your smoothie creamy, while honey provides natural sweetness. You can use peanut or almond butter if you don’t have protein powder.

18. Protein Smoothie

protein smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 322
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 41g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 28g

This smoothie includes a delicious mix of berries. By using frozen fruit, you don’t need to add ice to keep it cold.

Greek yogurt, almond butter, and vanilla protein powder provide high protein content. For even more protein, add a scoop of collagen too.

This is one of the best healthy snacks to take on the go!

19. Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie

strawberry blackberry banana smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 342
  • Fats: 9.1g
  • Protein: 15.7g
  • Carbs: 54.2g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Sugar: 38.8g

With this smoothie, you can pack almost all your recommended fruit intake! Strawberries, blackberries, and bananas deliver a refreshing combination.

Almond milk, plain yogurt, and dates are the other ingredients you will use. You can use honey or maple syrup instead of dates if you prefer.

20. Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

blueberry avocado smoothie

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 424
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 47g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 21g

This smoothie is another with a surprising ingredient. In this case, it’s avocado! Perfectly ripe avocado lends a thick, creamy texture and a rich flavor.

A banana works with the avocado to provide a thick texture to your drink. Adding a small amount of lemon zest will brighten the flavors in your smoothie.

21. Almond Milk Protein Shake

almond milk protein shake

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 331
  • Fats: 7.8g
  • Protein: 25.9g
  • Carbs: 57.5g
  • Fiber: 12.3g
  • Sugar: 16.8g

For this nutty protein-fueled shake, you will use a flaxseed protein powder and almond milk. Added cocoa powder makes you feel like you’re drinking a chocolate milkshake!

Frozen banana is a valuable extra ingredient in your drink. It helps to thicken your shake and makes a perfect pairing with chocolate.