5 Shake Recipes to Stay Cool and Fit this Summer

by Nashua Nutrition

Where we come from, the temperature in August is extremely hot and sticky. We think it’s time to shake off this heat with 5 healthy shake recipes that will keep you cool and healthy all summer long.

Strawberry Protein Shake


According to Leike Hemelaer, this shake is perfect for a midday snack. With plenty of ice and a scoop of protein, you will feel refreshed and satisfied to continue tackling your day.

"The real strawberries and almond milk give added sweetness and keep me full of energy. It's the perfect summer shake." - Lieke Hemelaer, Myprotein Netherlands ambassador

Simply add one scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup ice, and 8 oz almond milk to a blender and mix until desired thickness.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Do you have a sweet tooth? Don’t reach for a candy bar, instead, try this delectable smoothie. Perfect for something light during the summer weather.

“The peanut butter provides good fat to keep you full, the banana and honey provide quick-digesting carbs to energize you before you work out or replenish your muscle carbohydrate stores after.” - Gabbi Berkow, dancer and exerciser

Gather 6 ice cubes, 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 1-2 scoops of your favorite chocolate protein powder, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp honey, and 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix in a blender and enjoy!

Pina Colada Protein Shake


We highly recommend this drink if you're in need of a vacation. You’ll feel like you're on a tropical island with a virgin, protein-packed, Pina Colada.

In a blender, mix 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder, 2 oz coconut milk, 4 oz no-sugar-added pineapple juice, 2 oz water, 1 cup frozen pineapple, and 5 drops of all-natural coconut flavoring. At only 330 calories, it will definitely make you and your body feel good.

Peachy Green Protein Smoothie

Don’t forget to eat your veggies. This Peachy Green Protein Smoothie gives you the fruity flavor you’ll love while incorporating one of the most nutrient-dense foods. Don’t be deterred by the color, we promise it’s worth a try.

Blend 2 scoops of vanilla protein, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup frozen peaches, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ banana, 2 cups kale, and 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, until smooth.

Cookies and Cream Protein Smoothie

Step away from the ice cream and cool off with a healthy Cookies and Cream Protein Smoothie. Your taste buds will be thanking you and your body will feel energized for the day.

“Cookies and Cream Protein Smoothie may be heaven in a glass. A little bit of chocolate, chia seeds, cinnamon and a whole lot of protein makes this a great breakfast, or meal on the go.” - Amy, Fitness Nut and Recipe Developer

You’ll need 1/3 cup of cookies and cream protein powder, 1 banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk, 2 tsp cocoa powder, and ½ tsp coconut oil.

Need a one-stop-shop for all your protein ingredients? Look no further. Nashua Nutrition has a wide selection of protein powders to help make your shakes and smoothies tasty and complete.

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