Not all smoothies are created equal, and sometimes you need a little inspiration. Here are six recipes from Breaking Muscle coaches for all kinds of athletes and dietary needs. And they all pack a decent protein punch, too.




The Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

In her article, Anatomy of a Protein Shake: Eating to Build Muscle, coach Janelle Zacherl outlined the basic building blocks of a good protein shake. She also shared her favorite recipe for a protein-packed, pick-me-up smoothie, perfect for after a workout.



  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3 coffee cubes (coffee frozen into ice cubes)
  • 1/2 cup water


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