Nutty Protein Shake Ideas

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October 10, 2022

The popularity of protein shakes in the health community has been increasing yearly! After all, over time, we have realized just how valuable protein is and why it should be added to our diets. This invaluable and complex molecule will not only raise your energy level but may also help you regulate your weight. However, the days of a bland protein shake made with water and protein powder are over! The recipes you will find down below are much more than that. Packed full of protein and taste, these nutty protein shake ideas will provide you with enough energy to conquer everyday tasks while making you feel satiated.


#1 Simple Vanilla Protein Shake

To start off, let's get acquainted with the simplest form of a vanilla-flavored nutty protein shake. The simplest yet delectable protein shake may be made by simply blending together a banana, almond milk (or any other nut milk of your choosing), vanilla extract, vanilla protein powder, and ice. Of course, you may alter the recipe by adding cinnamon for a little extra flavor or switching out the banana for Greek yogurt. Furthermore, you may also add chia seeds as a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants.


#2 Peanut Butter Protein Shake

If you want to take your nutty protein shake to the next level, you may incorporate all sorts of peanut butter. This is a sure way of adding yet another source of protein while also adding different kinds of flavors to your protein shake. Blend a banana, your preferred nut milk, vanilla extract, ice, and any sort of peanut butter your heart desires. Since wild honey peanut butter acts as a sweetener without introducing any unhealthy additives to your diet, we advise using it. This means you will feel guilt-free while you indulge in this tasty treat. 


#3 Thick Delight Protein Shake

Not everyone likes the creamy yet runny texture usual protein shakes have, so we had to include this incredibly thick and flavorful shake. To achieve this consistency, we recommend using Greek yogurt. You may even opt for one with added flavors when choosing such a yogurt. However, sticking with plain Greek yogurt and adding natural flavors yourself is best. Even though peanut butter is a staple, you may also choose to add other types, such as almond butter which has a distinctive but delicious flavor. Bananas, cinnamon, and vanilla extract are other excellent options for that extra flavor.


 A thick, white protein shake with a slice of coconut placed on the rim of the glass.

If you're a fan of coconut, you may add some coconut flakes to your protein shake.


#4 Energy Protein Shake

Although protein is a true energy booster, you may need an even bigger pick-me-up. This is where adding caffeine may be a good idea! There are various ways you can accomplish this. However, we recommend using your favorite type of cold brew coffee. You may still add other protein staples, such as nut milk and ice, but you may change up the type of peanut butter you choose. For example, coffee and toffee will create the perfect symphony of flavors in your mouth which is why we recommend choosing the toffee crunch peanut butter. Cinnamon is also perfect for such a combination since it will add a unique pinch of flavor.


#5 Chocolate Protein Shake

Raise your hand if you like chocolate. Have you raised your hand? So have we! And we are certain many of you may enjoy adding chocolate to whatever recipe you can. Luckily, this wonderful food item can be added easily to your nutty protein shake. First, you will need to find a chocolate-flavored protein powder and cocoa powder that will make you motivated to make your daily protein shake. Look for the ones that are the most natural and that have the most nutrients. Once done, you may add a little flavor with coconut chocolate and almond butter. However, if you still want a little boost, your cold brew coffee will also go perfectly with this type of shake.


#6 Fruity & Nutty Protein Shake

Fruit is a healthy addition to any diet. Especially when doing so adds even more flavor to your nutty protein shake. For the yummiest protein, blend all your go-tos, such as almond butter, with some berries. These are great since they add flavor while also being quite healthy. Furthermore, you can add spinach for some added iron to truly make your shake nutritious. By adding more healthy nutrients, you will be able to create a drink that can help satiate your needs for other things. For example, many recovering alcoholics may still get alcohol cravings that need to be satiated in some way. So why not do it the healthy way? If this sounds like you, make sure to have protein in your diet that will make you feel full, satisfied, and healthy.


A strawberry protein shake with some sliced strawberries on the side.

Strawberries are also a great choice when making nutty protein shakes.


#7 Oatmeal Protein Shake

Do you typically have oatmeal for breakfast? Well, we've got some good news for you. You may still do so by blending rolled oats with your favorite protein shake staples. Oats will go perfectly well, whatever you may choose. Berry, chocolate, coffee, and more flavors of oat-based protein shakes are just some of the things you may make. However, if you want to make it simple, we suggest adding some raisins, cinnamon, and almond butter for that authentic breakfast flavor.


#8 Apple Pie Protein Shake

When creating delicious protein shakes, it is best to be creative and pick and choose flavors you may enjoy. Many of us, for instance, have always loved the taste of apple pies. In order to bring this lovely flavor into your protein shake, you can add a whole apple to your simple protein shake mixture. For that thick consistency, you may add Greek yogurt (as previously mentioned). For even more flavor, you can add apple crisp peanut butter powder, which will also add a lot of protein. 


A woman using a blender to create a protein shake.

Mix and match different ingredients to create the consistency you prefer.


#9 Pumpkin Protein Shake

As the cold months are here to stay, this is the perfect chance for some pumpkin nutty protein shake. After all, you cannot come closer to an autumn flavor than this! All you will need to add is some pumpkin puree (whether you purchase it or make it yourself), cinnamon, and nutmeg. When it comes to the type of nut butter, we suggest almond butter since it will not take away from the pumpkin flavor.