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Overhead view of a Whey Protein Shake in a glass jar with a metal straw on a wooden background.
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How to Make a Whey Protein Shake

Use this customizable recipe to make your very own homemade whey protein shake!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make a Whey Protein Shake, Whey Protein Shake
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 367calories


Base Ingredients

Optional Add-ins

  • Spinach or kale
  • Any nut butter
  • Chia seeds, ground flaxseed or hemp hearts
  • Vanilla, cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Fresh or frozen berries/sliced fruit
  • Plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • Collagen peptides
  • Raw cacao powder or matcha green tea powder


  • Add base ingredients and any of the optional add-ins to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and serve immediately.


  1. For easy blending, add the milk first near the blades when adding the ingredients to your blender.
  2. Vanilla protein powder can be substituted for the plain protein powder. If you’re going to do that though, I recommend omitting the natural sweetener from the recipe and not adding any vanilla extract.
  3. Nutritional facts below are calculated using only the base ingredients (none of the optional add-ins are included).


Calories: 367calories | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 403mg | Iron: 2mg