We’ll teach you how we make balanced, tasty, and nutrient-dense shakes and smoothies for meals, snacks and recovery

 How do we make great protein shakes and smoothies?

What makes a great protein shake or smoothie? What is the difference between a protein shake and a smoothie?

First, it is important to know that while protein shakes and smoothies are almost the same thing, their consistency and goal often differs.  A protein shake will usually have more of a thinner consistency and milky mouth feel with the primary purpose of delivering protein such as after a workout or as a snack. Meanwhile, a smoothie has a much thicker consistency, and often contains more ingredients, thus making it a great intense workout recovery choice or complete meal replacement.

So, it is important to keep your fueling objective in mind when making a protein shake or smoothie i.e. support workout recovery, replace a meal, pre-workout fuel, etc. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about making protein smoothies for athletes.

The next step is to make sure whatever you’re making is balanced and full of vitamins and minerals in order to provide optimal fuel. Take a look at our tutorials below to learn how to make a protein shake or smoothie at home!

To help you achieve your goals, you’ll find the following on this page:


Our essential guide to making shakes and smoothies

Getting started with making protein shakes and well-balanced smoothies doesn’t have to be hard. Our guide will walk you through the process, step by step.

FREE Guide on The Top Mistakes to Avoid

Learn from the top mistakes we see every day working with our clients and professional athletes. 

Fix these mistakes now to help reduce involuntary weight gain or putting on the wrong kind of weight, feeling sluggish after drinking your shake or smoothie, and not achieving your goals by not balancing nutrients properly.  

Top Articles 

These articles will help you learn how to make protein shakes and smoothies like a pro. Whether its gaining muscle, losing weight, improving recovery, or just achieving optimal health, these posts will help you achieve your goals.

Best Protein Powders

The 13 Best Plant Based Protein Powders | Whey Protein vs Plant Protein

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The 13 Best Grass Fed Whey Protein Powders

When it comes to choosing the best grass-fed whey protein, we’re fortunate that there are several amazing options available including…

Gain Muscle


5 Powerful and Pure Weight Gain Shakes

The struggle can be very real for the health-conscious athlete who is trying to gain weight in a…

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Ultimate Weight Gain Step by Step Guide & Food List

Most of our clients come to us looking to lose weight, although many also need help gaining…

Improve Performance & Recovery

Essential Post Workout Shake Ingredients

Essential Post Workout Shake Ingredients

So now that you have a deeper understanding of the importance of a post workout recovery shake,…

Peanut butter banana smoothie for a natural pre workout meal

The Best Natural Pre Workout Meal & Supplements

Any active individual will tell you they understand the importance of a pre-workout meal, yet few…

Ingredient and Recipe Ideas


The 6 Best Anti Inflammatory Breakfast Foods

Here is a list of not only some of the top anti-inflammatory breakfast ideas but several recipes to…

Tart cherries hanging from a branch serving as an example of a anti inflammatory food.

The 10 Strongest Anti Inflammatory Foods on Earth

Fighting inflammation without the harmful side effects of medications is crucial to fighting…

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Have you seen or heard about apple cider vinegar and wondered what the hoopla was all about? …

Women eating a strawberry, one of the best foods for gut healing.

The 5 Best Foods for Gut Health & Gut Healing

Hippocretes nailed it when he said, “All disease begins in the gut.”  Well then, lets learn about the top foods for gut health…

Top Videos

These videos will help you learn how we make our protein shakes and smoothies. Watch and hear our top tricks for making tasty and nutrition-packed protein shakes and smoothies. 

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How We Make Our Shakes and Smoothies

Vitamix Legacy Series Blender

 This item is an investment…and it is worth every penny.

The Vitamix Legacy Blender is the Swiss-army knife of blenders. Not only does it have the most powerful motor you’ll find in a household blender, but it can pulse to make soups, sauces, and salsas. Even better, there is no need to have a separate bullet-like blender to mix something quickly on the go with their personal cup adapter

Thrive Market Home Delivery & Our Favorite Smoothie Ingredients

Buying high-quality smoothie ingredients can be expensive. This is why we buy most of our smoothie ingredients from Thrive Market which provides 25-50% off retail prices on thousands of organic, non-GMO, and sustainable products.

Not sure what to buy to put in your protein shakes and smoothies? Download our FREE Best Smoothie Ingredients handout to get started. 

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