Whether you're eating to bulk up or slim down, your diet probably includes a protein shake or two...or 10. Blend in some game-changing ingredients to boost your results—and make shake time the most decadent part of your day.

Before you dive into the individual recipes, bear in the mind that Bodybuilding.com offers a vast array of protein powders to help you whip up healthy concoctions such as these. Once you’ve zeroed in on the type of protein you need (whey vs. casein, plant vs. egg, etc.), the reader reviews are a great way to find which products your peers like best.

Breakfast Time

Get your blended coffee or pastry fix with a lot less damage. These yummy, breakfast-inspired protein shakes are perfect when you need a sweet treat. The oatmeal in many of them provides healthy, complex carbs and great texture.

Vanilla Coffee Shake

Replace your sugar-filled blended drink from the coffee shop with this healthier, protein-packed version.

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Soy Almond Shake

This protein shake can be made vegan by using plant protein powder and skipping the Greek yogurt.

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Quick Start Shake

Shake up your breakfast with vitamin C and a bright flavor from fresh oranges.

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Oatmeal Shake

Now you can drink your oatmeal—because who has time for chewing in the morning?

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Peppermint Oatmeal Shake

Yes, you can have a chocolate mint milkshake for breakfast. No guilt, no apologies.

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Mineral Power Shake

Power up your protein shake with liquid minerals and flaxseed.

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Iced Breakfast Shake

Make your Instant Breakfast go further by blending it with extra goodies.

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Cinnamon Roll Shake

All the flavor of your favorite breakfast pastry, without the 10 a.m. sugar crash.

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Almond Blast Shake

This hearty protein shake will take you through whatever your morning throws at you.

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Banana Almond Cream Shake

Meet your macros with this creamy and crunchy mix of banana, almonds, and protein powder.

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Banana Bread Shake

Bran flakes and oatmeal provide slow-digesting complex carbs for sustained energy all morning long.

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Berry Protein Smoothies

Ditch the sugary smoothies for one of these protein-packed berry shakes. Strawberries and blueberries offer a good dose of vitamins A, K, and B complex. They're also full of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Wild Berry Shake

The berries in this recipe pack a lot of fiber to keep you full longer than a simple protein powder shake.

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Strawberry Savior Shake

Frozen strawberries minimize prep time and maximize nutrients in the most indulgent way to take your creatine.

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Strawberry Energy Shake

This triple hitter of protein, fiber, and healthy fats will keep you deliciously full for hours.

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Strawberry Vanilla Shake

This simple shake is easy to throw together when you're in a hurry, and super nutritious due to the fresh fruit.

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Strawberry Nut Shake

Macadamia nuts add healthy fat and rich flavor to this strawberry protein shake.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Low-fat sour cream is the secret ingredient that gives this shake its cheesecake tartness.

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Double Berry Shake

Are you team strawberry or team blueberry? Why choose?

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Blueberry Dream Shake

Make this shake with vanilla protein powder for an extra creamy-dreamy treat.

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Berries & Cream Shake

Pineapple juice wakes up this protein shake and makes it extra quenching post-workout.

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Berry Good Shake

This shake hits all the berry bases with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberry yogurt.

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Shakes

If the craving for chocolate overwhelms you, reach for the blender instead of the candy jar.

Whichever recipe you choose, you'll be able to satisfy that sweet tooth without compromising your cuts!

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

You don't have to give up dessert when you're chasing gains—just do it right.

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Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Feel like a kid again with the classic combo of peanut butter and banana.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

The most simple and sinless way to get your peanut butter and chocolate fix is right here.

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Peanut Brittle Shake

Instant pudding makes this protein shake extra rich and creamy.

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Chocolate Lovers' Shake

Chocolate on chocolate? Yes, please.

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Chocolate Coffee Shake

There's nothing better than an iced mocha—except one that will help you get swole.

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Chocolate Almond Shake

This kicked-up protein shake tastes like a candy bar in a glass, minus the empty calories.

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Caramel Hazelnut Shake

Creamer isn't just for coffee—it's a game changer for your protein shakes.

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Bad Girl Shake

Go ahead and blend cookies into your protein shake. We won't tell.

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Tropical Protein Smoothies

These tropical smoothie recipes will bring some fruity goodness into your high-protein meal plan. Blend one up and pretend you're lying on a beach somewhere warm. Your mind and body will thank you.

Experiment with whatever fruit you have available. If you're a mango fanatic or love kiwis, throw them in the blender.

Tropical Punch Protein Shake

Sip on a burst of color anytime with coconut cream, blackberries, vanilla, mangoes, and orange juice to tantalize your senses.

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Vita-Plum Shake

Absolutely the most fun way to take your multivitamin.

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Tropical Treat Shake

Creamy and tangy, this recipe will shake you out of your protein-shake rut.

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Tropical Pleasure Shake

Bonus points if you drink this island-influenced shake out of a coconut shell.

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Super Peach Shake

Take advantage of the flavors of summer with a fresh, juicy peach protein shake.

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Plum Lemon Shake

Put a new spin on your protein shake with fresh fruit.

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Pineapple Power Shake

Everything great about a daiquiri, without the hangover.

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Personalized Protein Shake

Experiment with every kind of fruit in the store until you find your favorite signature recipe.

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Peaches and Cream Shake

The fiber from the peach makes this smoothie extra filling.

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Orange and Cream Shake

This simple shake has protein, carbs, and electrolytes, making it perfect for refueling after the gym.

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Nada Colada Shake

Whip these up for your fit friends and you won't miss the alcohol.

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Honey Banana Shake

Spirulina may look weird, but don't knock this superfood till you try it.

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Banana Delight Shake

Flaxseed oil gives you extra energy, fills you up, and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

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Breakfast of Champions

Try this breakfast smoothie of champions for a quick fix packed with health-boosting ingredients.

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Mass-Builder Protein Shakes

If you're trying to gain weight, eating enough whole food to meet your caloric needs can be dang near impossible. That's when protein shakes can be really helpful. These muscle-building recipes are full of calories and protein so you can grow!

To make these shakes even more calorie-dense, try a mass-gainer protein powder. You'll get more carbohydrates and fat (and therefore more calories) than you would using a whey isolate. Lift big and eat bigger!

Creatine Catalyst Shake

Pro tip: Use a high-powered blender when you use crunchy ingredients like apples.

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The Hulk Shake

Maximize your gains and make your gym bros green with envy with this incredible protein shake.

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Mass Gainer Shake

This almond shake is a quick way to down a whole lot of healthy calories, fast.

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Peanut Butter Gainer Shake

Egg whites make this shake extra rich and frothy.

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Egg-cellent Shake

Try adding a little nutmeg to this decadently custard-like shake, and enjoy bulking season.

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