5 High Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss (5 Ingredients or Less!)

These refreshingly fruity High Protein Smoothies for Weight Loss will keep you stay full and energized while helping you reach your weight loss goals. With 5 easy recipes to choose from (all with 5 ingredients or less!), you’ll have no problem staying on track!

Side view of 5 different mason jars filled with high protein fruit smoothies, to include PB&J, Fit + Slim, Chocolate + Coffee, Green Machine, and Vanilla Cupcake flavors.

Aren’t protein smoothies like the best?

They’re easy, healthy, quick, and flavorful.  <— All good things right there.

Plus you can make your smoothie flavors interesting and fun, like Blueberry MuffinOpens in a new tab., Pink PowerOpens in a new tab., and Oatmeal Raisin CookieOpens in a new tab..

I mean, really.

I’m also a big fan of how they can be enjoyed for a breakfast, meal, snack, pre- or post-workout meal, or even a dessert.

Tell me what OTHER easy, healthy, quick, and flavorful recipe can do that.

You just can’t.

Overhead view of 5 mason jars filled with high protein fruit smoothies, each with a striped straw in the jar and fruit near the jars, to include blueberries, mangoes, and strawberries.

So, today, I figured I’d share some of my new fave high protein fruit smoothie recipes that I’ve been enjoying.  Because one thing is very true about smoothies: the flavor combos and possibilities are endless.

We’ve got a PB&J, Fit + Slim, Chocolate + Coffee (yes, you read that right!), Green Machine and a decadent Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie going on here right now.  And it makes me so happy.

Never tried protein powder?  Think of it this way: If you love fruit smoothies, but feel hungry after just like 30 minutes, a great way to turn a smoothie into a full meal is to add in protein powder.  Typically a serving of protein powder will add 15-30 grams of protein to your fruit smoothie, making it a more filling, well-balanced meal.

Overhead image of a bowl of vanilla protein powder being scooped out, to be added to a high protein fruit smoothie.

BUT not all protein powders are created equal and it can take some time and research to find what brand and/or flavor works best for you.  There are characteristics to consider, like flavor, texture, quality/type of protein, cost, and so on.

I remember my first time trying a protein powder about 7 years ago — it was AWFUL.  It tasted and smelled just like chemicals with absolutely no good flavor.  I mixed it with water and it was chunky and clumpy and just gross.  Bleh.

Yes, even 7 years later, it still gives me the stink face it was THAT bad.

But, I kept experimenting with different brands, flavors, and types of protein.

Overhead image of ingredients for high protein fruit smoothie recipes for weight loss, including bananas, vanilla protein powder, baby spinach, strawberries, blueberries, and mangoes.

Each of the recipes I’ve shared here today feature vanilla protein powder.  My favorite brand is Naked Nutrition. Their protein powder has minimal ingredients and they offer a variety of proteins, like pea, egg white, and whey.

I love how each of these high protein fruit smoothie recipes is a different color and completely different flavor — that way it feels like you’re changing up what you’re eating even though your body still gets tons of nutrients and deliciousness.  Plus different colors means different types of vitamins and minerals.

Eat the rainbow, right?

Overhead view of a blender containing protein powder, almond milk, peanut butter, and strawberries to be blended into a PB&J Smoothie.

HOW TO MAKE A HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Making a protein fruit smoothie recipe is pretty simple. It’s important to have a good quality protein powder in hand that is minimally processed, doesn’t have a ton of added sugar, and of course, has a good taste.

I like Naked Nutrition as a protein powder because there are no artificial sweeteners and colors. And if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I quit sugar, so a powder that has few ingredients is important to me. 

In a nutshell, I mix unsweetened almond milk, fruit, and a scoop of protein powder in my Vitamix blender. The result is a perfect consistency smoothie that is like a meal in a mason jar (my fave way to drink my smoothies)!

View of the PB&J Smoothie in a glass mason jar, with a colorful straw and a strawberry perched on the side of the jar.

BEST FRUITS FOR HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES

The great thing about protein fruit smoothie recipes is that just about any fruit works. I like using frozen fruit in my smoothies because you can skip the step of adding ice. Try these fruits in your next smoothie:

  • Bananas
  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pineapple
  • Melon

Veggies and other non “fruits” add a nutritional punch to shakes, too. Consider spinach, avocado, kale, and cucumber.

Overhead view of ingredients for the Fit + Slim Smoothie including vanilla protein powder, blueberries, and a measuring cup of almond milk.

CAN I MAKE HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES AHEAD?

Smoothies can be made ahead and put in the freezer. In fact, I’ve got 7 Easy Make Ahead Smoothies that you can prep and store for up to 3 months. Pull them out of the freezer the night before and place in the fridge. In the morning, breakfast is served immediately! 

If you want to get more veggies and fruit into your day to day food intake, try prepping Smoothie Freezer Packs as a make ahead meal or snack, too. 

You can make one of these High Protein Fruit Smoothies and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours without all of the nutrition leaving the mix, but I enjoy them best right out of the blender!

Overhead view of the Fit + Slim Smoothie in a mason jar, with a striped straw in the jar and whole blueberries sprinkled in and around the jar.

TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES

So, the best thing about smoothies is that they are packed with nutrition and easy to make. They are delicious, full of fiber, and a great way to boost weight loss. To make the best high protein fruit smoothies ever, keep these tips in mind:

  • Use unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice) as your liquid because it is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, and also gives a good consistency
  • Loading your blender in this order typically works best – liquid, not frozen veggies or fruits, greens if you are adding any, then the frozen fruits and veggies, and finally, the protein powder
  • If you find your smoothie to be too sweet, add lemon juice
  • If the taste is too bitter, add pineapple, orange, or banana
  • Natural sweeteners like honey and pure maple syrup work great in smoothies
  • Avocado can add creaminess to a smoothie, not to mention a load of nutrition
  • The riper the banana, the sweeter the shake

Overhead view of a blender containing the ingredients for the Chocolate + Coffee Smoothie including almond milk, banana, freeze-dried coffee, dark cocoa powder, and vanilla protein powder.

BEST PROTEIN POWDERS FOR HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES

The options for protein powder are plenty. Look for brands that are minimally processed and without added sugars or artificial sweeteners. I like the Naked Nutrition brand because the ingredients are minimal, and because you have options for pea, whey, and egg protein, among others. Let’s look a little more closely at the options:

  • Pea protein: It’s made from isolating protein from ground yellow split peas. It contains all of the essential amino acids but is low in methionine. However, you can make up for that by eating eggs, beef, poultry, brown rice, and more. Pea protein is rich in iron, but best consumed with citrus powders to get maximum benefits. It has been shown to help build muscle mass in those who resistance train and helps make you feel fuller.
  • Whey protein: This protein is said to help you lose body fat, gain muscle, and increase your strength. Whey is protein isolated from whey (found in milk). It separates from milk when cheese is made. Whey is typically flavored and added to smoothies as a tasty nutritional boost. Whey is known to digest quickly.
  • Egg protein: Egg proteins are usually made from egg whites, not the yolks. Second only to whey, eggs contain high amounts of leucine, the amino acid said to increase muscle strength. Its quality in protein powders is typically high and it digests well.
  • Casein protein: Casein protein is found in milk, just like whey. It is thought to increase body composition when consumed by people who work on resistance training. It is digested and absorbed more slowly than whey protein, but in turn, allows more exposure of the muscles to amino acids.

That all being said, you can certainly get naturally-occurring protein from chia seeds, flaxseeds, nut butter, spinach, and egg white, too!

Image of the Chocolate + Coffee Smoothie including almond milk, banana, freeze-dried coffee, dark cocoa powder, and vanilla protein powder, all blended and in a mason jar ready to drink.

ARE HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES HEALTHY?

Crave-worthy fruit smoothies are indeed healthy if you mix them right! Be sure to follow these pointers and you’ll end up with a good-for-you smoothie.

  • Don’t add juice from the grocery store shelf to your smoothie. Choose liquids like coconut water and unsweetened almond milk like we did for the 5 High Protein Fruit Smoothies for Weight Loss found in this post. Other good choices are hemp milk and soy milk.
  • Add healthy fats like Greek yogurt and avocado. That way, along with the fat, you’ll get extra protein from the yogurt and vitamins and antioxidants from the avocado. 
  • If you think you need a sweetener, add cinnamon or a dash of pure maple syrup. Don’t add artificial sweeteners.
  • Don’t forget your greens. They add extra nutrients and blend in well with fruits like bananas and strawberries.

Overhead view of ingredients for the Green Machine Smoothie including baby spinach, banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder.

HOW TO STORE SMOOTHIES

Protein fruit smoothie recipes can be made the night before and stored the fridge for the next day. If the recipe contains banana, it’s best to add it the morning you plan to eat it. Otherwise, your smoothie will be an unappetizing brown color and just not look as fresh. The flavor and nutritional state will be the same, though. 

If you are using whey or casein protein powder, store your smoothie in a glass container. This is because the plastic is absorbent and may take on a funny smell if left sitting containing the mix. 

When premixing a protein fruit smoothie recipe, store it in an airtight glass container right after blending it. It will stay fresh for up to 24 hours but you will have to add a bit of frozen fruit to the mixture and reblend before drinking for it to taste its best.

Overhead view of the Green Machine Smoothie in a mason jar surrounded by spinach, including ingredients of baby spinach and banana.

NON PROTEIN POWDER WAYS TO ADD PROTEIN

Looking to add protein to your smoothie without adding powder? There is an easy solution for that; just add one of these yummy ingredients:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Unsweetened kefir
  • Unsweetened soy milk
  • Nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Egg whites
  • Oatmeal

Overhead view of the Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie in a mason jar with a straw in the jar and a piece of pineapple on the rim, and pineapple surrounding the jar.

MORE HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES

If you can’t get enough of these delicious meals in a jar that are so easy to make, yet so nutritious, try these!

HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE RECIPES VIDEO

5 from 5 votes
5 High Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss (5 Ingredients or Less!)
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
4 mins
 

These refreshingly fruity High Protein Smoothies for Weight Loss will keep you full and energized while helping you reach your weight loss goals. With 5 scrumptious recipes to choose from (all with 5 ingredients or less!), you’ll have no problem staying on track!

Categories: Breakfast
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: healthy smoothie recipes, protein smoothies, smoothie recipes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
PB&J Smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 vanilla protein powder
Fit + Slim Smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 vanilla protein powder
Chocolate + Coffee Smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp freeze-dried coffee, or replace 1/4 cup milk with 1/4 cup strong chilled coffee
  • 1/2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 vanilla protein powder
Green Machine Smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach, packed
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 vanilla protein powder
Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 vanilla protein powder
Instructions
PB&J Smoothie
  1. In a kitchen blenderOpens in a new tab., start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen strawberries, peanut butter, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

  2. Now, blend everything until it’s very smooth.
Fit + Slim Smoothie
  1. In a kitchen blender,Opens in a new tab. start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen blueberries, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

  2. Now, blend everything until it’s very smooth.
Chocolate + Coffee Smoothie
  1. In a kitchen blender,Opens in a new tab. start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, freeze-dried coffee, dark cocoa powder, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

  2. Now, blend everything until it’s very smooth.
Green Machine Smoothie
  1. In a kitchen blenderOpens in a new tab., start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, baby spinach, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

  2. Now, blend everything until it’s very smooth.
Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie
  1. In a kitchen blenderOpens in a new tab., start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

  2. Now, blend everything until it’s very smooth.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition information provided is for PB&J Smoothie

*For any of these protein fruit smoothies, you can add a little raw honey to up the sweetness as needed.

*You can also add ice if you’re not using frozen fruit in order to thicken the smoothies if you’d like.

For full nutritional information of each recipe and to see how they are made, you can watch this video.

Nutrition Facts
5 High Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss (5 Ingredients or Less!)
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 312mg31%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

25 thoughts on “5 High Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss (5 Ingredients or Less!)

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  3. 5 stars
    Thanks, Lacey for sharing such a lovely and healthy article. These Smoothie Recipes looks healthy & delicious especially Strawberry Banana Fruit Smoothie & I am eager to prepare it asap. By the way, I also have a piece of content written by Pratyusha on Smoothies. She mentioned 9 Indian Smoothies recipe. Interestingly she wrote the recipe of Strawberry and Oats. Appreciate it, if you will check. Thanks!

  4. Trying to add more protein to my diet since I started going to the gym. These look like the perfect way to do that since I’m such a smoothie lover 🙂

  5. For the blackberry smoothie you can’t mean coconut milk in a can? 1/4 cup of coconut milk has 100 cals and 10 g fat. Your recipe calls for a full cup, that’s over 400 calories right there without the protein powder or banana.

    1. Well, it says unsweetened, and I think that she means a different kind. Although, I have tried some of these smoothie recipes, and she is a smoothie QUEEN! They taste so good! 🙂 So, if you don’t want to add the coconut milk, try just a 1/2 cup of milk! 🙂

    1. I made all of them except for the purple one and froze them. When i tried it it was sweet. But when I froze them and unthawed them to drink in the morning they were completely undrinkable.

      1. I’m pretty sure that they mean to freeze the ingredients. You can freeze the fruits/vegetables in advance, and then you simply add the protein powder and liquid and blend in the morning. Takes less than five minutes.

  6. 5 stars
    These are super smoothies. I like them. I drink Strawberry Fruit Smoothie almost everyday, now I will try it with banana also. Lovely. I am going to try the smoothies and other recipes, thank you very much Lacey Baier

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