We all know that protein and protein shakes are basically the number one stable supplement that the fitness community relies on.

Practically anyone who’s ever picked up a weight before and lifted it has heard of the value of Whey Protein and has also probably drank some, and for good reason too. They are one of the easiest ways to help you make those strength and mass gains or to help you lose weight if you replace a meal with one of those things.

But despite its wonders and magic, there are some major limitations with protein shakes.

Well, really the main one is that they get boring eventually!

Yes, that’s right. Drink them for long enough and no matter the brand, flavor, consistency, etc. will all eventually seem too familiar to maintain any of your interest. It just sort of feels like a chore after a while and it certainly doesn’t taste good anymore.

And that’s exactly why we’ve come up with a list of amazing protein shake recipes to help you stay interested in what is otherwise a dull affair.

Protein Shakes that You Can Make for Breakfast

First up, we have some wonderful breakfast recipes to help you get your day started the right way. With lots of energy and and a full stomach.

Vanilla Coffee Shake

Let’s start with the Vanilla Coffee Shake.

  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 0.5 cups of coffee flavored ice cream
  • 1 cup of milk

Yes, yes I realize how goofy it sounds to call something a ‘coffee shake’ but then not have any actual coffee. However, the presence of coffee flavored ice cream should readily make up for the lack of real coffee.

Oatmeal Shake

Next we have the Oatmeal Shake.

  • 1 cup of dry oatmeal
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 0.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 0.125 (⅛ cup here) of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped almonds
  • 1 cup of milk

Before I go any further, please note that all these shake recipes really just come down to ‘shake and mix’ once you gather the ingredients. There is nothing to heat up or ‘prepare’ in anyway. In case you were wondering.

Now we have one that’s a little more complex.

The Iced Breakfast Shake

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons of safflower oil
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 package of instant breakfast

As before combine and mix all ingredients.

But please note that, technically, the ice is not necessary. You could just enjoy a ‘normal’ breakfast shake here.

Also, you do not necessarily have to make it with chocolate protein powder. Could be whatever you like. Same goes for all other recipes.

Now at this point, let’s step away from the breakfast guys since breakfast is meant to be rather quick and fast and let’s move onto some ‘heavier’ and more ‘filling’ stuff.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mixes

As the heading implies, this set batch of recipes is going to be all about chocolate, chocolate, and some more chocolate…oh and something about peanut butter too.

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 unit of egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 0.125 (⅛ cup) of hazelnut creamer

Obviously, you are going to want to mix these guys really well since you don’t want ‘clumps’ of peanut butter and what not settling down or floating around. Everything should be ‘evened-out’ so to speak.

Now let’s turn to a recipe with another familiar ingredient…the banana.

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

And I present to you, the Peanut Butter Banana Shake.

  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 0.5 cups of almond flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

It’s probably easiest to mash up the banana first and then combine and mix it with the peanut butter, and then to combine and mix it with the rest of the shake.

Just be sure to ensure an even consistency all throughout.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

OK, now it’s time to go to something a little more cliche in the form of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake.

  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon of peanut butter
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 handful of ice

Yep, this right here is about as simple as you can get for something that’s in the ‘peanut butter and chocolate’ category.

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It’s literally just peanut butter and chocolate in a ‘liquid protein’ form.

Oh and the ice isn’t 100% necessary if you don’t like it.

Chocolate Lovers Shake

And all this talk of chocolate is really making me think that this next guy…the Chocolate Lovers Shake is well suited here.

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of pure cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil
  • Ya this is about as chocolatey as you can get. Nothing else to say.

Up ‘til now we’ve focused on what’s typically ‘classical’ kinds of ingredients. Things you can whip up with what can be typically found in the average American household.

But that gets dull eventually too.

So we’ll continue to spice it up even more!

Tropical and Exotic Shakes

And as the heading implies we’re now going to be adding ingredients which are more associated with ‘tropical climates’ than things like peanut butter and chocolate.

So you can expect to see more fruits and ‘colorful’ ingredients giving your shake a more ‘vibrant’ look.

Super Peach Shake.

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
  • 1 peach (peeled)
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 scoop of protein

So it should be mentioned now that the addition of fruits into our shakes will necessitate that we use a blender. Otherwise, you’re just sort of relegated to dumping the whole things in there or attempting to cut them by hand. A tedious and laborious process depending on how far you are willing to go.

Also, you may add artificial sweetener or sugar to your desire.

Pineapple Power Shake.

  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein

Again, mash up and grind/blend the banana and strawberries first, and then mix in the rest.


Alright, now that’s quite a list we have here since you’ll be incorporating many various ingredients.

Some ‘heart-warming’ stuff like chocolate will always satisfy all involved, and fruits like bananas and strawberries provide extra health benefits in the form of antioxidants not found in the other substances.

But with all those things on the list it may begin to clog up your kitchen drawers and space.

So let’s leave it here and enjoy our shakes…after your workout of course.

First things, first after all!

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Matt Williamson
My name is Matt - fitness freak by choice. I intensively study and write about nutrition and health related topics. After reading and researching intensively on human health, I aspire to proliferate the wisdom that I acquired in a simple way.