Nutritious Protein Shakes to Fuel Your Day

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern



Whether you just got up to make breakfast, came home from a workout at the gym, or need a quick lunch or snack option, protein shakes are a great way to go. They don’t have to be just milk or water with protein powder; add fruits and veggies to give your body the nutrients it needs! Here are some of my favorite recipes for shakes, as well as some new ones I’m going to try out soon!


My family’s recipe:


Ultimate Breakfast Shake for Two

By Zach Jarvis



1.5 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 banana

½ cup of ice

1 tsp of ground cinnamon

1 scoop of protein powder (any flavor, but vanilla works best!)

2 cups of spinach

1 tbsp of natural peanut butter



  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on a high speed for 25-30 seconds.
  3. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds.


Protein Shakes:

Medjool Date, Strawberry & Beet Superfood Smoothie

Medjool Date, Muscle Mending Recovery Smoothie

Cold Brew Medjool Date & Cacao Recovery Smoothie

Favorite Recipes from Fill Your Plate Moms: Green Mango-Banana Smoothie

Don’t have time to make breakfast? Smoothies are the answer!


Nutritious Smoothies:

Medjool Date Green Smoothie

Low-Fat Strawberry Date Smoothie

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

Summer Smoothie Bowl

Tropical Smoothie

Lightened Up Date Shake

Coffee Shake: Walnut Cinnamon Mocha

Medjool Date Witches Brew Black Smoothie

In-Season Smoothies

Yummy Summer Smoothies!

What’s In Season Smoothies


Find more nutritious meal recipes on Fill Your Plate’s recipe database!


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