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Three Protein Shakes Without Using Protein Powder

It is easy to rely upon protein powder to top up your protein needs, especially when you are trying to bulk up and need to fit a lot of protein into my day. But what do you do when you run out of protein powder and have forgotten to order more?

Below are three protein shake recipes that are delicious alternatives to protein powder shakes.

1/ Mocha Protein Shake

Mocha Protein ShakeThis protein shake is ideal for after early morning workouts, as the shot of coffee will perk you up. The oats provides both protein and fibre to help you stay full for hours, whilst the dates add natural sweetness.

Add more milk if you want a thinner shake, and remember to pre-soak the oats overnight in milk for easier blending and a better texture. Shove all the ingredients in to a blender, blend until smooth and drink! This mocha protein shake is packed with over 26 grams of protein!


½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup Oats (pre-soaked overnight in milk)
1 tablespoon unsweetened Cocoa
1 shot of espresso (double for coffee addicts)
2 dates

2/ PB&J Protein Shake

PB&J Protein ShakeThis shake is creamy and fulfilling, as well as nostalgic. You can match the fruit to your favourite flavour of jam, making this a versatile shake you can adjust to suit your mood. Strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, and blueberries all work great; buying frozen berries is the cheapest option year round, as fresh options are expensive when they are out of season.

The chia seeds provide fibre and omega 3, as well as thickening the shake. If you are using raspberries, this shake contains 22.5 grams of protein. Shove all the ingredients in to a blender, blend until smooth and drink!


2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ cup frozen berries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ cup Greek yoghurt
¼ cup milk

3/ Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

Pina Colada Protein SmoothieYou might be tempted to add rum to this mocktail protein shake, which provides 18 grams of protein. The fresh pineapple is one of your five a day, and contains bromelain, an enzyme that could help your digestion.

Flax seed is a great source of vitamin B1, whilst also offering protein and omega 3. Just put all the ingredients in to a blender, blend until smooth and drink!


½ cup cottage cheese
½ cup fresh pineapple
¼ cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon Coconut flakes
1 tablespoon flax seed


For more recipes ideas, why not try our 1 minute protein mug cakes!

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