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Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

Power up your mornings with this delicious Orange Protein Shake! It delivers a bright zing of flavor with 5 clean ingredients. This post shares how to make it…in just 4 minutes.

Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

Give it up for another protein shake recipe! Wuhoo!

Yep, that’s usually the kind of energy I get from a delicious protein shake (even if I’m not naturally a morning person). There’s just nothing like a bright, refreshing, and filling treat to start the day. 

On most busy days, I go for my Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Shake or my Coffee Protein Shake. But when I want something fresh… I like to mix it up with this refreshing Orange Protein Shake.

Wake up to the vibrant flavor and creamy texture of this delicious post-workout shake or meal replacement. Read on further to see its super easy 4-min recipe and what makes it insanely healthy. 

Ready to shake things up a bit? Here we go!

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Is Orange Juice Good For Protein Shakes?

Yes, protein powder and orange juice combine to form a dynamic duo in protein shakes. Because this recipe provides help with both muscle repair and immunity, it is one of my favorite post-workout snacks.

And it goes great as a meal replacement for breakfast, too. Protein plus extra fiber, vitamin C, and potassium from the oranges? I’ll take it!

Learn more about the benefits of protein powder with my Ultimate Guide for Beginners.

Is It Ok To Mix Fruit With Protein Shakes?

Of course! Fruits pack a punch of flavor and add a nutritional boost to your protein shakes. They’re a great way to up your daily intake of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Another bonus? They also serve as natural sweeteners! 

Read on further to see some of my fave High-Protein Fruit Shakes below. 

Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

What Is In This Orange Protein Shake? 

With only five simple ingredients, you can whip up this delicious and energizing shake in 4 quick minutes! (And this is just 295 calories, BTW.)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Almond milk (unsweetened): You can use your milk of choice, but this makes it vegan-friendly and compatible if you’re avoiding dairy.
  • Orange: How can this flavor not cheer you up? You’re also getting cell repair, collagen boosting, and immunity benefits. Way to start your day!
  • Banana (frozen): Another fave smoothie hack of mine that adds a creamy, ice cream-esque texture. I first started doing this in my chocolate banana nice cream recipe
  • Greek Yogurt (Full Fat): For that extra dose of protein and probiotics! Greek yogurt is terrific for dips, smoothies, soups, and anything that needs thickening (sans the heavy calories).
  • Vanilla Protein Powder: Look for brands with minimal ingredients and zero fillers. I like using this one. It only has three ingredients and has a good 25 grams of protein per serving!
Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

What Happens When You Drink A Protein Shake Every Morning? 

Having a protein shake every morning is an efficient way to drink your nutrients and fuel your body. From muscle repair to metabolism benefits, here’s what makes protein shakes perfect for your morning routine: 

  • Muscle repair and recovery: This is why I love having protein shakes after my morning workout. Eggs, almonds, and protein pancakes are also good choices. 
  • Boost metabolismBuilding your lean muscle through protein also impacts your resting metabolism. It helps your body burn more fat even when you’re doing nothing!
  • Reduce hunger: Protein is great for filling you up! Making sure you reach your protein intake helps you stay full. It also prevents you from snacking on food filled with sugar.
  • Muscle growth: Protein helps with muscle growth (especially with exercise). Having lean muscle allows your body to burn more fat. 
  • Proper hormone function: Sufficient protein helps your body produce essential hormones such as insulin, estrogen, and thyroid hormones. 

If you use protein powder to supplement foods like nuts, lean meat, and eggs, you’ll be all set. This is crucial if you don’t get enough protein in your diet, which is the case with many people. See Why Women Need To Eat More Protein, especially. 

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What Fruits Are Best For A Protein Shake?

Protein shakes can work with just about any type of fruit. Get creative with mixing and matching! You’ll soon come to learn what combos hit the spot for you. 

You can start with these fruits: 

For more ideas, check out my post on 5 High Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss.

Veggies also add a whack of nutrition! Try my Green Protein Smoothie With Baby Spinach or my Kiwi And Kale Smoothie.

Pro tip: I love adding fruits to my shakes because you can freeze them and skip the ice. This adds a luxurious creamy texture to it.

Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

How To Make An Orange Protein Shake? 

This recipe is perfect for those busy mornings when you want something nourishing with a sweet citrus kick to it. 

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. To blend everything: Add all your ingredients into your blender, starting with the milk. Depending on your blender’s settings, start with chop mode for the ice and frozen banana. Then puree the mixture to create a smooth, even consistency. 
  2. To get a smooth and creamy consistency: You may skip the ice, following the other steps above. Once all other ingredients are combined, slowly add the ice, mix, and test. Continue to add more ice cubes until you get the consistency you want.
  3. In case it comes out too thick: Gradually add more almond milk.

If you want to take your smoothies to the next level, I regularly use the Ninja Professional Blender and the Kitchenaid Architect Blender

Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

More Protein Shakes And Smoothies

Power up on these energizing and equally delicious high-protein shake recipes. Mornings will never be the same with these: 

This post contains affiliate links to products I use regularly and highly recommend.

5 from 4 votes
Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!
Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
4 mins
 

Looking for a refreshing breakfast or post-workout treat that’s equally satisfying and nourishing? Power up your mornings with this delicious Orange Protein Shake! This post shares how to make it in just 4 minutes.

Categories: Breakfast, Drink
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: orange protein, orange protein powder, protein shake recipes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 frozen banana if not frozen, use extra ice for thicker consistency
  • 2 tbsp full fat greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I recommend this protein)
  • ice I use about 6-10 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender, starting with the milk. Depending on your blender’s settings, first start on the chop mode to chop up the ice and frozen banana, followed by pureeing the mixture to create a smooth, even consistency.

  2. In order to get your preferred consistency, you can also start by not adding any ice, following the other steps above. Once all other ingredients are mixed together, slowly add the ice, mix and then test. Continue to add more ice cubes until the desired consistency is met.
  3. If too thick, you can add some more almond milk, little by little. If not sweet enough, add a little more yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.8g4%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Cholesterol 4.8mg2%
Sodium 20.4mg1%
Carbohydrates 53.4g18%
Fiber 3.5g14%
Sugar 36.2g40%
Protein 25.6g51%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 184mg223%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* 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!

7 thoughts on “Orange Protein Shake | With 5 Simple Ingredients!

  1. 5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious, and nutritious! As a person who struggles to include fruits and vegetables in her meals, this recipe makes it so easy! Thanks so much!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you Jennifer for this delicious protein shake!Looks delicious.
    I also found this great 21 Day Smoothie Diet program that might interest you!
    https://mmini.me/SmoothieDiet21Days It has helped a lot of my family members and friends. I hope that its can be helpful to you to.
    Happy Easter!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you Jennifer for this delicious protein shake!Looks delicious.
    I also found this great 21 Day Smoothie Diet program that might interest you!
    https://mmini.me/SmoothieDiet21Days It has helped a lot of my family members and friends. I hope that its can be helpful to you to.
    Hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter.!!

  4. What kind of vanilla protein power do you use? And for the Greek yogurt do you get the big plain container one?

    Thank you

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