12 Mind-Blowing, Muscle-Building Protein Shakes

Each of these easy-to-make elixirs contains 25 to 50 grams of high-quality protein, for starters. It only gets better from there...

12 Mind-Blowing, Muscle-Building Protein Shakes

Mixing up a protein shake is a chemistry experiment. A little of this, a little of that, a scoop of this, and then BLEND. (Imagine whirring noise here.) Once the OFF switch is pressed, the results of the experiment are at hand.

If the ingredients represent a perfect blend, if they were entered in the correct amounts, drinking won't stop until the shake is gone. If you take a sip and then stop to assess it, something went wrong, something's amiss. Palatable? Maybe. Perfect? Alas, no.

Here at Bodybuilding.com, we don't need no stinkin' experiments when it comes to protein shakes. So when the staff asked me, a Team Bodybuilding.com member, for my best protein shake recipes, I was happy to oblige. After all, I'm something of a master mixologist when it comes to turning protein powder into liquid magic. Here, then, are my best muscle-building, mind-blowingly-yummy-tasting shake recipes.

We, in turn, are happy to share them with you. You're welcome!

1
Coconut Twisted Julius

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2
Muscular Mango

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3
Almond Joy

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4
Caramel Coffee

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5
The Fuzzy Protein

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6
Dark Chocolate Banana

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7
Cheesecake Protein

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8
The "Rich"

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9
Chocolate Peanut Butter

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10
Fibrous Fruit

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11
Snickers Mocha

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  • 1 scoop Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup cold Coffee
  • 1/2 cup skim or unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp drops of sugar-free Caramel Creamer
  • 1/4-1/2 packet of sugar-free Chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast
  • 3 Ice Cubes
  • 1 tsp Butternut flavoring extract

12
Sweet Strawberry

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Aubrie's Shake Recipes PDF (164 KB)

A final note on these recipes:

You can change them to fit your calorie needs! Some of these recipes have more carbs than others, some have higher fat, and some are great for cutting.

So if you're currently leaning out, you may want to switch out any almond or coconut milk for water.

If you're lactose intolerant, omit dairy products. Get creative and don't let boredom take you shopping down the baked goods aisle when hunger calls!