Protein Shake & Smoothie Recipes For Muscle Building

Whether you’re looking to pack on some muscle or slim down to fit into your favourite jeans again, make these protein shake recipes to complement your protein powder, maximise flavour and boost results.

You’ll find delicious breakfasts and meal-replacement protein smoothies, boosting pre- and post-workout protein shakes, and great-tasting plant-based protein shake recipes to help you power through your days.



1. The Perfect Fruity Protein Breakfast Smoothie

This is the protein smoothie recipe you can use to make a delicious and nutritious breakfast shake every single time. Combine Impact Whey Protein with fresh fruit and milk for a tasty start to the day.


  • 250ml milk
  • 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein
  • 1 banana
  • Dollop yoghurt
  • Handful of frozen mixed berries


Simply blend all the ingredients together, pour into a glass, and enjoy.

2. Coffee & Cacao

coffee breakfast shake

This coffee and cacao breakfast shake has the perfect blend of protein, carbs and fats with a coffee wake-up kick. Try Vegan Blend in Chocolate Smooth for a plant-based twist.

Simply blend all ingredients and serve over ice.

Check out the full recipe.

3. Wake-Up Matcha Whey Smoothie

matcha smoothie

With the bittersweet matcha whey protein in combination with spicy root ginger and fresh sweet peaches, this smoothie was made to make you feel revitalised all morning.

  • 1 Scoop (25g) Matcha Whey Protein
  • 2 medium-sized peaches
  • ½ thumb root ginger (grated)
  • 75ml milk (of choice)

Chop the peaches and place into a blender, along with matcha whey, ginger and milk and blend until smooth.

Check out the full recipe.

4. Dates, Oats & Chia Seeds

This breakfast smoothie makes the perfect make-ahead breakfast for those mornings when you just can’t deal. Make vegan or non-vegan.

Simply add all ingredients to the blender and process until smooth. Pour into a glass or shaker and top with a couple of extra dates and nuts if you’re feeling fancy.

Check out the full recipe.


5. Energising Peach

pre-workout smoothie

Make your own homemade pre-workout shake to boost your energy and maximise your performance with just a few simple ingredients.

Simply blend all ingredients together until smooth. Drink 60-90 minutes before your workout.

Check out the full recipe.

6. Mint Chocolate

This shake makes a delicious post-workout treat that tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Simply blend all ingredients together and drink straight after your workout.

Enjoy these protein shake recipes?


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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow is our UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.