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5 Delicious Smoothies To Help You Grow Muscle

Smoothies are a well-known element included in most diets that can help you build muscle. You combine certain ingredients, put them in a blender and mix them until you obtain a creamy drink. Depending on your building muscle diet, you consume these smoothies 2 or 3 times a day. Until this point, everything seems simple and easy to do. The hardest part is to make tasty drinks that you will enjoy and consume with pleasure.

The perfect smoothie recipe is a combination between ingredients rich in protein and vitamins and products that have a great taste. Sometimes, these two details do not meet and you either find yourself preparing a smoothie that is ideal for your diet and has a decent taste, or you have a delicious smoothie that is not rich in the nutrients you need.

Who says you cannot have both? Smoothies can be tasty, healthy and rich in essential nutrients. Here are 5 recipes of delicious smoothies that will help you grow muscle.

Creamy peach smoothie

The creamy peach smoothie is a great combination between juicy sweet fruits and creamy dairy.

For approximately 600 grams, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of peaches
  • ¼ cup of fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 2 scoops of vanilla whey or egg white protein powder

The creamy peach smoothie has 430 calories and is ideal for drinking after you have finished your workout. The drink contains 52g of protein and 49g of fat. Also, oranges are rich in potassium, a nutrient which is essential in building muscle and protein. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and it helps you obtain a delicious smoothie due to its unique taste.

Strawberry smoothie

This strawberry smoothie is a healthy idea for those who have a sweet tooth. You can drink it anytime of the day or can use it to replace a meal.

The ingredients you will need are:

  • ½ cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam
  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 scoops of cookies & cream whey protein powder

These ingredients will give you approximately 500g of smoothie. Low in fat, the strawberry smoothie has 378 calories and it contains 46g of protein and 37g of carbs. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, which are essential for protecting your muscles and helping them grow.

Grapefruit smoothie

This grapefruit smoothie is a refreshing drink due to its slightly sour taste.

For approximately 600g, you will need:

  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of pink grapefruit juice
  • ⅓ cup of fresh lime juice
  • 2 scoops of vanilla whey or egg white protein powder
  • 6 ice cubes

The grapefruit smoothie has 433 calories and is a great drink that you can consume after you have worked out. It contains 47g of protein and 61g of carbs. Besides strawberries, grapefruits are also rich in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.

Peanut butter and strawberry smoothie

Does peanut butter and jelly sound familiar? You can now have the famous and delicious snack in a healthy smoothie that can help you grow muscle.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop of strawberry whey protein powder
  • 4 ice cubes

Because of its ingredients, the peanut butter and strawberry smoothie is great for replacing a meal. Peanut butter is a satiating food, rich in protein, vitamin E, magnesium and resveratrol. The drink has 422 calories and contains 31g of protein and 35g of carbs.  

In order to obtain a great smoothie, try using natural jam and peanut butter. Not only is it healthier, but it also gives a delicious flavor to the drink.

Blueberry smoothie

If you wanted to include blueberries and oatmeal in a smoothie, this recipe is perfect for you. The blueberry smoothie is a satiating drink which combines tasty fruits with oatmeal.

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 ¼ cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal
  • 2 scoops of vanilla whey or egg white protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons of acai powder
  • 2 tablespoons of light agave nectar
  • 6 ice cubes

The 500g-smoothie you obtain has 514 calories and is an ideal drink before starting your workout. It contains 49g of protein, 54g of carbs and is rich in antioxidants due to the blueberries.   

These 5 smoothies are a healthy and delicious option which you can easily include in your growth muscle diet. Their nutrients are essential for your body and will help you obtain the results you want.  

Fitbys CO-Author: Monica Mihu


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