Shakes for Students | 5 Cheap Protein Shake Recipes

These 5 cheap protein shakes are perfect for when you’re on a budget.

We’ve all been there – you’re a little strapped for cash but you’re definitely not willing to lose all those gains you made in the gym and give up on your protein shakes. Well, thankfully, you don’t have to. Give these super cheap protein shake recipes a go for when you’re on a budget.

Cheap high calorie protein shake

1. Mocha Breakfast Protein Shake

Perfect for that morning pick-me-up shake. Simply blend all ingredients and serve.

Per whole shake: 79p

2. Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

Tastes like ice cream but still macro-friendly. Simply chuck all ingredients into a blender and serve.

Per whole shake: 84p

3. Peanut Butter Cup Creatine Shake

Creatine is scientifically proven to improve physical performance, so what better to add it to your peanut butter cup shake?

Blend, then serve. Getting it yet?

Per whole shake: 97p

4. Banoffee Diet Protein Shake

This shake’s great for those looking to cut a little body fat, as Impact Diet Whey contains green tea extract, acetyl-L-carnitine and essential fatty acids. Plus, by using skimmed milk, water and FlavDrops, you’re cutting all important calories and carbs (without skimping on taste!).

Blend and drink!

Per whole shake: 93p

5. Chunky Monkey Gainer Shake

This cheap high calorie protein shake recipe is for anyone who wants to get the most calories from their money – it packs a whopping 900kcal!

Blend, serve, done. Simple!

Per whole shake: 85p

Enjoy these cheap protein shake recipes? Check out more shakes and fitness recipes.

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.