If you’re familiar with meal replacement shakes for weight loss, you know there are thousands of protein shake recipes out there…using every protein powder flavor under the sun. In fact, once you find your favorite meal replacement shake brand, it’s likely you’ll order more than one shake flavor at once – and have containers of different types lined up on your kitchen cabinet shelves. Are we right?!
So, here’s a unique idea… Have you ever thought about combining protein powders in your smoothie recipes?! Why just add vanilla or chocolate to a shake when you can add both? Not only will it increase the dessert-like flavor, but it will also give you double the amount of protein, and double the nutritional benefits.
For days when you’re feeling extra tired or hungry, or you’re just in the mood to switch up your typical shake recipes, this list of exciting, innovative smoothies is for you! We think you’ll find at least one, but mostly likely more that you’ll want to try right away…
Plus, as an added benefit, we compiled the list using protein shake recipes from brands that we review on this site – so if you’ve ever wanted to try one of them, this would be an ideal way to sample them, by making one of these tasty drinks…
We’re starting off our list of scrumptious combo shake recipes with a tried-and-true favorite from our #1-rated shake brand: 310 Shake. In this berry-licious recipe, you get all the goodness of strawberries and vanilla combined… reminding you of the ice cream treats you enjoyed as a kid, but without all the carbs and sugar!
To make it a combo: Add 1 packet of 310 Vanilla and 1 packet of 310 Strawberry Shake powder, then increase the coconut milk to 1 cup.
Chocolate and peanut butter are two classic flavors that simply go together, and can turn your day from drab to fab in moments! In this chocolate protein shake recipe, you also get the addition of powdered peanut butter… which is a very low-calorie substitute for typically high-fat/high-calorie nut butters.
The two protein powders together give you a true burst of energy, and can also help to increase your metabolism. Plus, they’ll provide extra satiety for helping to curb your hunger. In addition, the recipe features your choice of milk, banana, and cocoa powder for an even greater chocolatey kick.
Once the fall and winter rolls around, chai is an obvious flavor favorite for chillier days… and now you can savor the signature flavor in a decadent protein shake smoothie. With almond milk, vanilla spiced chai protein powder, apple, apricots and Medjool dates, this drink is full of fiber, healthy protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Plus, since you boil the fruits first, this is actually a shake you drink warm – which is perfect when the weather starts to get colder outside! It’s also a nice way to switch it up from cold protein shakes. Top off this recipe with a dash of cinnamon for a smoothie that tastes like apple pie in a glass.
To make it a combo: Also add 1 scoop of Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal in Vanilla to make it extra creamy, with even more protein and nutrients.
In the mood for a refreshing, tasty iced coffee drink reminiscent of the ones at local coffee shops – but much healthier and without the caffeine? This Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato has two layers – which allows you to get double the protein and flavor in this combo protein powder recipe.
First you make the bottom layer by blending Shakeology vanilla protein powder with almond milk and ice. Put that in the freezer while you make the top later – which features a café latte shake powder, ground cinnamon, caramel extract and the other ingredients in the first layer. Add both layers together and the end result is an energizing shake with little to no sugar that tastes like an indulgent dessert.
Around Thanksgiving time, or any time of year, this is the perfect protein shake recipe to satisfy your craving for two holiday-favorite pies – for only 231 calories per serving. There’s also 5.7g of sugar, 8.9g of fiber, 22g of protein, and 7.7g of fat, including heart-healthy unsaturated fats.
In a smoothie that’s sure to satisfy your appetite and your taste buds, simply combine unsweetened coconut milk, SlimFast vanilla cream shake mix, pure pumpkin puree, chopped pecans, cream cheese and cinnamon. Want to satisfy your chocolate craving at the same time? Follow our instructions, below, for making this a combo protein powder recipe with chocolate protein shake powder!
To make it a combo: Also add 1 scoop of SlimFast Rich Chocolate Royale shake mix to also crush your cocoa cravings, all in one glass.
This protein shake smoothie recipe tastes just a strawberry milkshake, but with nutrient-packed ingredients. Featuring Atkins vanilla protein powder, fresh strawberries and unsweetened coconut milk, this drink has 173.8 calories, 7.8g of fiber, 16.6g of protein and 7.8g of fat.
Plus, for those on low-carb or keto diets, this shake has 8.1g of net carbs, so if you have it in place of a meal, it should fit nicely into your daily dietary plans. Plus, if you want to make this recipe a “chocolate-covered strawberry shake”, just follow the instructions below on how to make it a combo protein powder recipe – and enjoy!
To make it a combo: Also add 1 scoop of Atkins Milk Chocolate Protein Powder, with an additional 15g of protein, and only 2g of net carbs.