4 High-Protein Smoothie Recipes Nutritionists Say Speed Up Your Metabolism Instantly

July 20, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

If there’s one surefire way to boost your metabolism without fuss and fanfare it’s by enjoying a nutritious, delicious high-protein smoothie.

Protein fills you up and suppresses your appetite, plus it gives you the energy and nutrients that you need to build lean muscle mass and burn more fat. And whipping up smoothies with good, quality ingredients and protein sources is an excellent, low-maintenance way of getting your nutrition on — even when you’re in a hurry.

Here are four high-protein smoothie recipes nutritionists say speed up your metabolism instantly.


Low Sugar Coffee Protein Shake

Want to really rev up your engine in the morning? The caffeine and protein in this coffee protein shake will boost your metabolism big time, and provide the energy you need to get going on groggy mornings.

The ingredients you’ll need are:


Vanilla protein powder

Vanilla almond milk

Brewed coffee

Cubed ice

Cacao nibs

Stevia extract

peanut butter

Acai-Peanut Protein Shake

Antioxidant-rich açaí berries, which also have an abundance of fiber, meet the protein goodness of peanut butter and whey protein in this creamy shake.

You’ll need:

Frozen unsweetened acai puree

Almond milk

Frozen strawberries

Vanilla whey protein

Natural peanut butter


Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

There are so many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients in this smoothie that it’s difficult to know which to highlight first. With a list that includes blueberries, kale, probiotic-rich yogurt, banana, protein powder, oats, and chia seeds, you’re getting a balanced mix of protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats.

chia seeds

Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

Chia seeds are chockfull of nutrients like protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. This smoothie keeps things simple with just four ingredients that are all highly nutritious:

Frozen strawberries

Fresh banana

Chia seeds

Almond milk


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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