If there’s one thing I learned from my Breakfast experiment last year, it was that a protein packed breakfast will keep you full much longer than anything else.

For a long time I wasn’t a breakfast eater as I found I got hungry quicker if I ate first thing, but recently I’ve discovered that eating the right things for breakfast is the key, so I’ve been skipping sugary cereals and instant porridge and whipping up my own high protein smoothies in my beloved Nutri Bullet most mornings, but I’ve also developed a bit of a thing for overnight oats.

Smart Protein recently sent me over 3 flavours of their whey protein and challenged me to create different high protein smoothies with them as part of a “6 Day Health Kick”. I’ve actually come up with 7 recipes using them here as you’ve got a bonus overnight oats recipe!

Monday

Peach Melba in a Glass

high protein peach melba smoothie

I was inspired by a traditional peach melba dessert recipe to use vanilla, peaches and caramel flavours, actually Butterscotch, but close enough!

1 x Banana
2 x peaches
Smart Protein Vanilla Protein Powder
Baobab Powder
Butterscotch Sugar Free Syrup
Top up with unsweetened Almond Milk and blend

Tuesday

Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries and cream smoothie

A delicious smoothie on Summer mornings, and using frozen berries makes it super cold and refreshing!

80g Frozen Summer Berries
Smart Protein Strawberry Flavour Protein Powder
Spoonful of 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
Top up with unsweetened Almond milk and blend

Wednesday

Berry Blast Smoothie

Berry Blast

Another berry based smoothie that has at least 2 of your 5 day and uses Coconut Water instead of my usual Almond Milk

50g Fresh Strawberries
50g Frozen Blueberries
1 x Banana
Spoonful of 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
Smart Protein Vanilla Protein Powder
Top up with VitaCoCo Coconut Water and blend

Thursday

Pecan Pie Smoothie

Pecan Pie Smoothie

This one is REALLY GOOD, and nice as we’re coming into Autumn.

1 x Banana
25g Pecan Halves
Smart Protein Vanilla Protein Powder
Spoon of 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
Sugar Free Maple Syrup
tsp Cinnamon
Top up with unsweetened Almond Milk and some ice cubes and blend

Friday

Cookies & Cream Smoothie

Cookies & Cream Smoothie

Todays smoothie was named because it reminded me of Oreo Cookies. The Cocoa Nibs add a bit of texture, which I really love.

1 x Banana
20g Cocoa Nibs
Smart Protein Vanilla Whey Powder
Spoonful of 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
Top up with unsweetened Almond milk and ice cubes and blend

Saturday

Peanut Hottie Protein Smoothie

Peanut Hottie Protein Shake

Halfway through my challenge I was approached by Peanut Hottie and asked to come up with some healthy recipes using their product! I had been drinking Peanut Hottie as a bedtime drink for a while, but never even thought of using it in smoothies or in other ways so I started experimenting. Adding peanut butter to a smoothie can up the fat content a lot, using Peanut Hottie gives the flavour without the fat, which means I can also add Coconut oil, which is delicious! I think this one would work with chocolate protein powder as well.

1 x Banana
Smart Protein Vanilla Protein Powder
20g Peanut Hottie
Spoonful 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
10g VitaCoCo Coconut Oil
Top up with unsweetened Almond milk and ice cubes and blend

Sunday

Peanut and Protein Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

This last recipe isn’t a smoothie, so consider it a bonus! I love overnight oats with chia seeds and adding protein powder and flavourings keeps me full for longer.

40g Oats
20g Chia Seeds
Smart Protein Vanilla Protein Powder
20g Peanut Hottie
150ml Unsweetened Almond millk.
Mix together and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning top with 0% fat greek yoghurt and sliced banana and serve.

So there you have it! 6 days worth of high protein smoothies, and some bonus protein overnight oats!

High Protein Smoothies