Hay's Top 5 Protein Shake Recipes + Instructions


1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake

  • 2 scoops Hay’s Naturals Creamy Chocolate LevelUp Whey Protein
  • 1 banana (optional) *frozen adds a nice texture to the shake
  • 2 cups milk or water (or preferred nut or dairy milk)
  • 1-2bs peanut butter (or nut  butter of choice)
  • Ice as needed

2. Banana Cream Protein Shake

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt (substitute with nut based yogurt for vegans)
  • 2 Scoops Hay’s Naturals Vanilla LevelUp Vegan Protein
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ice as needed

3. Berry Protein Smoothie

  • ½ - ¾ cup fresh or frozen berries
  • ½ Banana (optional)
  • 1 Cups milk or water (nut or dairy) 
  • 2 Scoops Hay’s Naturals LevelUp Vanilla Vegan Protein or LevelUp Creamy Chocolate Whey Protein
  • Ice as needed

4. Coffee Protein Shake

  • 1/2 cup Cold-brew coffee (or shot of espresso)
  • 1/4 cup plant or dairy milk
  • 2 Scoops Hay’s Naturals LevelUp Vanilla Vegan Protein 
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Ice as needed

5. Peanut Butter Shake

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 scoops Hay’s Naturals LevelUp Vanilla Vegan Protein or LevelUp Creamy Chocolate Whey Protein
  • 1-2 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 Tbsp. Graham cracker crumbs (reserve a small amount for garnish)

Overall Protein Shake/Smoothie Instructions

  1. Add the milk to a blender.

  2. Top with the remaining ingredients for your smoothie flavor of choice.

  3. Blend until smooth. Add more milk to thin, and ice (and/or frozen banana) to thicken. Add between 1 and 1 ½ cups of ice for a thick and cold shake.

  4. Enjoy right away or freeze for later.

*If you want a thicker smoothie you can add banana, avocado, oats, and raw cashews. You can use fresh or frozen bananas, though we recommend frozen slices for the creamiest shake.

When should you drink your shake?

  1. When you wake up (protein first thing in the morning kick starts the metabolism

  2. After a Workout - To refuel your body during your anabolic window

  3. Sweet tooth? Dessert - Can make for a healthy alternative to a high sugar (or highly processed) sugary snack or dessert. Can curb the sweet tooth.