A few years back, the most important thing to prioritize in a shake recipe was hiding the awful taste of the protein. Not any longer! Today, you can just mix a scoop with water in a shaker bottle, and more often than not, it'll taste great.

But that's not your only option. In the place of water, you could use milk, almond milk, or any other fluid that matches up with your goals. You could also blend it with fruit, nut butters, vegetables, or anything else that will keep your taste buds entertained and your body fueled with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Our "50 Best Protein Shake and Smoothie Recipes" give you dozens of options, to match specific goals and situations, like when you're looking for a solid breakfast, to gain or lose weight, or just to add more nutrients and flavor to your life.