Best Protein Shake with No Protein Powder

Best Protein Shake with No Protein Powder

We’ve been here before- walking down the grocery aisle and seeing a protein powder that we think will solve all of our problems and make/keep us buff… But then we pull out our calculator and realize that it is well out of our range.

Protein Powder is expensive, especially over time. The average cost for quality protein powder is one dollar per serving, and while we don’t condone protein powder, we do acknowledge that for some people it is out of their range and unnecessary for their specific goals.

Because of that, we have developed a less-expensive solution to your protein intake that will have you getting big gains without losing a lot of money.

All of the items can be found at your local grocery store, and this eliminates any excuses for not getting shredded.

When we put together this recipe, we also kept in mind that you don’t want to wake up in the morning drinking some pasty and tasteless shake that makes you want to puke when you get close to it.

Therefore, it is fully customizable if you want more flavor or take away certain calories.

Just keep in mind that this recipe is really difficult to mess up as long as you include the original ingredients listed below.



1 cup of Whole or Almond Milk





5 Ice Cubes





5 Frozen or fresh Strawberries







10 Frozen or fresh Blackberries





1 Cup of Low-fat Greek yogurt





1 Whole Banana





A ¼ cup of Oats





1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter





Optional Flavor boosts (your pick):

5 1x1inch cubes of Pineapple

3 More Strawberries




  1. Place all ingredients into a blender starting with the ice cubes
  2. Blend until the texture is nice and consistent
  3. Taste-test the smoothie and adjust flavor to your liking (add pineapple or more banana).
  4. Enjoy and Go get those Gains!



This Shake is a powerful option for those who want to avoid the high cost or simply try this natural alternative to regular protein-powder shakes.

It is important to remember that protein plays an essential role in all of our bodily functions. It is necessary for each cell to survive. However, it isn’t the only thing our body needs to run efficiently.

If you are eating a lot of protein and skipping out on carbs completely, it can actually decrease your performance and state of health. WebMD explains that when people switch to the high protein/low carb diet, they put themselves in a state called ketosis.

Ketosis is a state in which your body is no longer using carbs, but rather its fat to fuel bodily functions. While a lot of you are ok with how that sounds, other non-aesthetic side effects result from this state including extreme loss of appetite and increased elimination of bodily fluids.

We don’t say this to scare you, but to encourage you to keep your nutrients diverse. There is no problem getting jacked or cutting, but you should do it safely- and this new recipe should help.



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