These high protein smoothies are exactly what’s missing from your wellness plan.

We dream of mornings that allow for us to savor a hearty and healthy breakfast of avocado toast and a cup of French Roast after a hot stone massage. But, unfortunately, the reality of our mornings are a little more hectic and a lot less zen. Luckily for us, Pamela Braun has handpicked three smoothies from her book, High Protein Smoothies, to de-stress the breakfast part of our mornings. Scroll down to see Braun’s favorite recipes.

Grapefruit Squeeze Shake

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Long after those hot months have gone away and you’re still looking for something to spark your taste buds like those summer drinks did, this shake comes along to save the day. The bright-tasting grapefruit pairs with the sweet taste of pineapple to make for a delicious shake. And no, you won’t even taste the spinach.

Ingredients:

1 pink grapefruit, peeled and seeded

1 cup frozen pineapple

1 medium banana, cut into chunks and frozen

¼ cup cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 scoop unflavored, unsweetened protein powder

1 cup packed baby spinach

¾ cup unsweetened cashew milk

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass.
  3. Serve.

Protein 23 grams | Carbs 54 grams | Calories 298

Berry Acai Shake

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This lightly sweetened shake is full of delicious fruity goodness. It’s got a bit of tartness from the yogurt, which adds to the overall flavor. Talk about a shake that’s full of good-for-you stuff. This shake’s not only loaded with protein, but it’s got antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.

Ingredients:

5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt

100-gram pack frozen açaí berry puree

1 ½ cups frozen strawberries

½ cup frozen blueberries

1 scoop unflavored, unsweetened protein powder

1 ¼ cups unsweetened cashew milk

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass.
  3. Serve.

Protein 37 grams | Carbs 41 grams | Calories 302

Almond Coconut Shake

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It’s time to go nuts! Coconut and almond are combined in this smoothie which makes it a creamy and rich shake as the almond flavor pairs really well with the sweet coconut.

Ingredients:

5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt

1 medium banana, cut into chunks and frozen

½ cup silken tofu

10 raw almonds

¼ teaspoon almond extract

2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

¼ cup canned coconut milk

¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass.
  3. Serve.

Protein 30 grams | Carbs 42 grams | Calories 469

“Excerpted from High Protein Shakes: Strength-Building Recipes for Everyday Health by Pamela Braun. Copyright © 2017. Used with permission of the publisher, Countryman Press. All rights reserved.”

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