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\u2019ll have no problem staying on track!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAren't protein smoothies like the best?\n\n\n\nThey're easy, healthy, quick, and flavorful. <--- All good things right there.\n\n\n\nPlus you can make your smoothie flavors interesting and fun, like Blueberry Muffin, Pink Power, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.\n\n\n\nI mean, really.\n\n\n\nI'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.\n\n\n\nTell me what OTHER easy, healthy, quick, and flavorful recipe can do that.\n\n\n\nYou just can't.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSo, 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.\n\n\n\nWe'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.\n\n\n\nNever 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.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBUT 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.\n\n\n\nI 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.\n\n\n\nYes, even 7 years later, it still gives me the stink face it was THAT bad.\n\n\n\nBut, I kept experimenting with different brands, flavors, and types of protein.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nEach of the recipes I've shared here today feature vanilla protein powder. My favorite brand is Cleanish. Their protein powder has minimal ingredients and they taste great.\n\n\n\nI 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.\n\n\n\nEat the rainbow, right?\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHOW TO MAKE A HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE\n\n\n\nMaking a protein fruit smoothie recipe is pretty simple. It\u2019s important to have a good quality protein powder in hand that is minimally processed, doesn\u2019t have a ton of added sugar, and of course, has a good taste.\n\n\n\nI like Cleanish as a protein powder because there are no artificial sweeteners and colors. And if you\u2019ve been following me for a while, you know that I quit sugar, so a powder that has few ingredients is important to me. \n\n\n\nIn 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)!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBEST FRUITS FOR HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES\n\n\n\nThe 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:\n\n\n\n\nBananas\n\n\n\nMangoes\n\n\n\nStrawberries\n\n\n\nBlueberries\n\n\n\nRaspberries\n\n\n\nPineapple\n\n\n\nMelon\n\n\n\n\nVeggies and other non "fruits" add a nutritional punch to shakes, too. Consider spinach, avocado, kale, and cucumber.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCAN I MAKE HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES AHEAD?\n\n\n\nSmoothies can be made ahead and put in the freezer. In fact, I\u2019ve 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! \n\n\n\nIf 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. \n\n\n\nYou 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!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nTIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES\n\n\n\nSo, 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:\n\n\n\n\nUse 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\n\n\n\nLoading 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\n\n\n\nIf you find your smoothie to be too sweet, add lemon juice\n\n\n\nIf the taste is too bitter, add pineapple, orange, or banana\n\n\n\nNatural sweeteners like honey and pure maple syrup work great in smoothies\n\n\n\nAvocado can add creaminess to a smoothie, not to mention a load of nutrition\n\n\n\nThe riper the banana, the sweeter the shake\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBEST PROTEIN POWDERS FOR HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES\n\n\n\nThe 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\u2019s look a little more closely at the options:\n\n\n\n\nPea protein: It\u2019s 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.\n\n\n\nWhey 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.\n\n\n\nEgg 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.\n\n\n\nCasein 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.\n\n\n\n\nThat all being said, you can certainly get naturally-occurring protein from chia seeds, flaxseeds, nut butter, spinach, and egg white, too!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nARE HIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES HEALTHY?\n\n\n\nCrave-worthy fruit smoothies are indeed healthy if you mix them right! Be sure to follow these pointers and you\u2019ll end up with a good-for-you smoothie.\n\n\n\n\nDon\u2019t 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.\n\n\n\nAdd healthy fats like Greek yogurt and avocado. That way, along with the fat, you\u2019ll get extra protein from the yogurt and vitamins and antioxidants from the avocado. \n\n\n\nIf you think you need a sweetener, add cinnamon or a dash of pure maple syrup. Don\u2019t add artificial sweeteners.\n\n\n\nDon\u2019t forget your greens. They add extra nutrients and blend in well with fruits like bananas and strawberries.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHOW TO STORE SMOOTHIES\n\n\n\nProtein fruit smoothie recipes can be made the night before and stored the fridge for the next day. If the recipe contains banana, it\u2019s 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. \n\n\n\nIf 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. \n\n\n\nWhen 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.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNON PROTEIN POWDER WAYS TO ADD PROTEIN\n\n\n\nLooking to add protein to your smoothie without adding powder? There is an easy solution for that; just add one of these yummy ingredients:\n\n\n\n\nPlain Greek yogurt\n\n\n\nCottage cheese\n\n\n\nUnsweetened kefir\n\n\n\nUnsweetened soy milk\n\n\n\nNut butter, such as almond or peanut butter\n\n\n\nFlax seeds\n\n\n\nChia seeds\n\n\n\nEgg whites\n\n\n\nOatmeal\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMORE HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES\n\n\n\nIf you can\u2019t get enough of these delicious meals in a jar that are so easy to make, yet so nutritious, try these!\n\n\n\n\n7 Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall\n\n\n\nHealthy Coffee Smoothie\n\n\n\nKiwi and Kale Smoothie\n\n\n\nPumpkin Cheesecake Protein Smoothie\n\n\n\nBlueberry Muffin Protein Smoothie\n\n\n\nPink Power Protein Beet Smoothie\n\n\n\nPeach Protein Shake\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHIGH PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE RECIPES VIDEO\n\n\n\n\n\n\t5 High Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss (5 Ingredients or Less!)\n\t\t\n\t\tThese 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\u2019ll have no problem staying on track!\t\n\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\n\t\tPB&J Smoothie1 cup unsweetened almond milk1\/2 cup frozen strawberries1 tbsp peanut butter1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Click here for my fave protein powder.)Fit + Slim Smoothie1 cup unsweetened almond milk1 cup frozen blueberries1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Click here for my fave protein powder.)Chocolate + Coffee Smoothie1 cup unsweetened almond milk1 frozen banana1 tbsp freeze-dried coffee, (or replace 1\/4 cup milk with 1\/4 cup strong chilled coffee)1\/2 tbsp dark cocoa powder1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Click here for my fave protein powder.)Green Machine Smoothie1 cup unsweetened almond milkfrozen banana1 cup baby spinach, (packed)1 tbsp peanut butter1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Click here for my fave protein powder.)Vanilla Cupcake Smoothie1 cup unsweetened almond milk1\/2 cup frozen mango1\/2 cup frozen pineapple1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Click here for my fave protein powder.)\t\n\t\n\t\tPB&J SmoothieIn a kitchen blender, start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen strawberries, peanut butter, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.Now, blend everything until it\u2019s very smooth.Fit + Slim SmoothieIn a kitchen blender, start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen blueberries, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.Now, blend everything until it\u2019s very smooth.Chocolate + Coffee SmoothieIn a kitchen blender, start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, freeze-dried coffee, dark cocoa powder, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.Now, blend everything until it\u2019s very smooth.Green Machine SmoothieIn a kitchen blender, start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, baby spinach, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.Now, blend everything until it\u2019s very smooth.Vanilla Cupcake SmoothieIn a kitchen blender, start by adding the unsweetened almond milk, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.Now, blend everything until it\u2019s very smooth.\t\n\t\n\t\t*Nutrition information provided is for PB&J Smoothie\n*For any of these protein fruit smoothies, you can add a little raw honey to up the sweetness as needed.\n*You can also add ice if you\u2019re not using frozen fruit in order to thicken the smoothies if you\u2019d like.\nFor full nutritional information of each recipe and to see how they are made, you can watch this video.\n\t\n\t\n\t\tBreakfastEasyhealthy smoothie recipes, protein smoothies, smoothie recipes\t\n\n\n\n\n\nThis post contains affiliate links for products I use regularly and highly recommend.