Protein Power Banana Smoothie

Are you on the hunt for a delicious and nutritious post-workout breakfast smoothie? If you’re a fitness enthusiast, you’ll love this high-protein banana smoothie recipe that can help you reach your fitness goals. This smoothie is packed with essential nutrients to nourish your body and promote recovery after your workout. Plus, creamy oat milk adds a touch of indulgence that makes this smoothie a real treat for your taste buds. Don’t hesitate to try it and start reaping the benefits of this delicious and nutritious smoothie!

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Two glasses of green protein-packed banana spinach smoothie on a silver display tray with a spoonful of oats, raw spinach on the side, and a plant in the background.

Why you’ll love this Smoothie

It`s

  • Fresh
  • Creamy
  • Loaded with Flavour
  • Made with fresh bananas
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Oil-free
  • High-Protein
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • A quick healthy on the go breakfast option
  • High in Fibre
  • Made in 2 minutes

Starting your day with a nutritious breakfast is essential for setting the tone for a healthy and productive day. And what could be better than a protein-packed smoothie that only takes a minute to make?

What I like about this quick and easy banana protein smoothie is that it is a perfect post-workout drink to help you refuel and recover after a tough session at the gym.

Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it provides a healthy and satisfying start to your morning routine. So why not try this quick and easy recipe and enjoy the benefits of a delicious and nutritious breakfast? You will love the taste! If you’re wondering about raw spinach, check out my article:

Can I eat raw Spinach?

Ingredients

.A complete list of ingredients, measurements, and instructions can be found in the RECIPE CARD below.

  • Oat Milk
  • Rolled Oats
  • Protein Powder
  • Banana
  • Spinach

Ingredient Notes

  • Organic oat milk: Nowadays you can find this in most supermarkets, saying this, it is important to understand the ingredients that go into vegetable milk.
  • Make sure they only contain water and oats. Some vegetable milk, such as flavored almonds or oat may contain added sugars to enhance their taste. Others contain thickeners such as carrageenan or xanthan gum to improve their texture and shelf life. Others might have vegetable oils or artificial flavors and colors. If your budget allows it, go for organic brands.
  • Whole Oats: Flattened into flakes. They are made from oat groats, whole oat grains with the outer husk removed.
  • Protein Powder: One of the protein powders I like to use is a triple combination of “pea, hemp, and carob power) The carob powder gives it a chocolatey taste. You can find the brand I use on Amazon through the link.
  • Banana: Use a mature banana.
  • Raw Spinach: A handful of raw spinach

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Step 1: I previously soaked the oats in milk overnight in the fridge. This helps with digestion. Have all the ingredients ready for making the smoothie.

Step 2: Add the oats followed by the oat milk, peel, and add the banana. Finally, add the protein powder and raw spinach.

Step 3: Blend all the ingredients until thick and creamy, then serve. It is that easy!

FAQs

Why should I soak the oats overnight?

Overall, soaking oats overnight can be a simple and effective way to improve their nutritional value and make them easier on your digestive system.

Can I add other ingredients like berries or nuts to this recipe?

Yes, you can customize this recipe to your liking by adding other ingredients such as berries, nuts, or seeds.

Can I use a frozen banana instead of a fresh banana?

Yes, you can use frozen bananas instead of fresh bananas, giving the smoothie a thicker and creamier texture.

What are the benefits of using raw spinach instead of cooked spinach in this recipe?

Raw spinach is a good choice for this recipe as it retains more of its nutrients than cooked spinach, but you can use cooked spinach if you prefer. See my article, Can I eat raw spinach?

Why put protein powder in smoothies?

One effortless approach to boost your protein consumption throughout the day is by incorporating protein powder into your smoothies. I personally experience a longer-lasting feeling of fullness when I increase my protein intake in my diet this way.

Substitutions and Variations

Oat milk: You can substitute the oat milk with almond, soy, coconut, or rice milk. Remember that the smoothie’s flavor and consistency may change slightly.

Plant-based milk: If you don’t have oat milk or any other type of milk, you can use water as a base for your smoothie.

Spinach: If you don’t have spinach, use kale, chard, or other leafy greens instead.

Protein powder: If you don’t have protein powder, you can use soya Greek yogurt, silken tofu, or nut butter as a protein source.

Banana: If you’re allergic to bananas or don’t like their flavor, you can substitute them with frozen mango, pineapple, berries, or peaches.

Storage Tips

The protein-powered banana smoothie can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days. If you decide you would like to freeze the smoothie, you can freeze the smoothie for up to 3 months. However, it’s important to note that the texture and flavor may change slightly after freezing and thawing.

When you’re ready to enjoy the smoothie, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours at room temperature. You may also need to give it a good shake or stir before consuming it, as some separation may occur during freezing.

Spinach: If you don’t have spinach, you can use kale, chard, or other leafy greens instead.

Protein powder: If you don’t have protein powder, you can use Greek yogurt, silken tofu, or nut butter as a protein source.

Banana: If you’re allergic to bananas or don’t like their flavor, you can substitute them with frozen mango, pineapple, berries, or peaches.

Top Tip

Why not prepare all the ingredients the night before and store them in separate containers in the fridge? In the morning, simply add the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. This will save you time and make your morning routine easier, especially if you’re always in a rush before your workout. Plus, storing the ingredients separately will help preserve their freshness and flavor.

Two glasses of green protein-packed banana spinach smoothie on a silver display tray with a spoonful of oats, raw spinach on the side, and a plant and a white ornament of a buda .A few yellow dry flowers are seen at the far back.

Recipe

Two glasses of green protein-packed banana spinach smoothie on a silver display tray with a spoonful of oats, raw spinach on the side, and a plant in the background.

Protein Power Banana Smoothie

"Why not kickstart your day or fuel your post-workout recovery with this delicious and nutritious Protein Power Banana Smoothie! Packed with protein, fibre, and essential vitamins and minerals, this smoothie is the perfect way to start your day or help your muscles recover after a workout. Simply blend together banana, spinach, oats, protein powder, and oat milk, and enjoy a creamy and satisfying smoothie that will keep you energized and full for hours!"
by Julie Anne Jenks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, High Protein
Servings 2 people
Calories 283 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Measuruing Jug
  • 1 Weighing Scales

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • To aid digestion, I soaked the oats in milk overnight in the fridge. Now that the oats are ready, I have all the necessary ingredients prepped and ready to blend into a delicious smoothie.
  • To make the smoothie, start by adding the oats and oat milk to the blender. Next, peel and add the banana, followed by the protein powder and raw spinach.
  • Blend everything together until smooth and creamy, and enjoy your nutritious and delicious Protein Power Banana Smoothie!

Notes & Suggestions

The smoothie takes just 5 minutes to prepare and blend. I added 4 hours of custom time to allow for pre-soaking the oats. I prefer to let them soak for at least 4 hours, but you can also leave them soaking overnight in the fridge. You can fill three average-sized glasses with the smoothie, but the nutritional value is calculated for one serving (one glass) only.
 

Nutrition Profile:

Serving: 1glass | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 465mg | Iron: 152mg

The Nutritional information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically per serving

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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Looking forward to making this. I’m always searching for a nutritious after workout smoothie that’s high in protein. The banana smoothie recipe sounds delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved this! I feel like I always add too much or not enough banana and it throws off the texture completely. Having an exact recipe to follow helps so much!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m back on my fitness routine for the summer and I’m loving this healthy protein packed banana smoothie. I prefer almond milk to oak milk so I’ll make that change to the recipe, and hopefully it will taste the same.

  4. 5 stars
    Enjoyed this for breakfast this morning and started my day off right! Quick, easy and delicious; easily, a new favorite recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I make a green smoothie for lunch almost every day. I will have to add this to my rotation soon. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Love this Protein Power Banana Smoothie recipe, looks delicious and very easy to do it. Definitely will make it for my daily smoothie list. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. I tried this high-protein banana smoothie after my workout and it was fantastic! The combination of banana, oat milk, and protein-packed ingredients made it both delicious and satisfying. It’s the perfect way to refuel and recover after a tough workout. Highly recommend giving it a try!

    1. Thank you Sangeetha for sharing your experience with the high-protein banana smoothie! You hot the nail on the head, it really is fantastic post-workout option. The natural sugars in bananas provide a quick source of energy, while the protein helps repair and build muscles after a tough workout.

  8. 5 stars
    I am always on the lookout for smoothie recipes. Perfect for post-workout meals. Great lunch on hot days.

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking ways to add more protein to my diet, so I’m glad I came across this recipe. The banana gives it a delicious flavor. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome Elizabeth! I’m glad you found the recipe helpful in your quest to add more protein to your diet. It’s true that finding delicious and nutritious ways to incorporate protein into meals can be a great step towards meeting your nutritional goals.

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