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5 Ways to Make Your Protein Shake Not Suck

Protein shakes don’t have a great reputation. They are known for being gritty, chunky, and lacking in flavor. Even with the introduction of new flavors like Mint Chocolate, Cake Batter, and Peanut Butter, post-workout shakes are still dreaded. After a great workout you deserve a smooth, great tasting shake – you’ve earned it.

Here at BlenderBottle, we know a thing or two about making shakes, and we have some simple suggestions to make your post-workout a reward, not a punishment.


There is a reason the dairy section at the grocery store is being dominated by yogurt- it tastes great, and it’s healthy. The massive offering of flavors is a good thing, giving you plenty of options. Pick one and try it, you won’t regret it. Try adding 1 cup of yogurt to your next shake.


Honey is one of nature’s best sources of energy, so why not add a little buzz to your shaker bottle? We recommend a honey-infused shake to give you a big lift after your workout. Simply add 1 teaspoon of honey to get a natural boost.


Cinnamon is an easy way to spice up your post-workout. It compliments classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate nicely, helping boost flavor without weighing you down. Just add a dash (1/4 Tablespoon) to your next shake.


We’ve already touted the health benefits of bananas. They are an easy addition to any shake, they add great flavor and natural energy. Before peeling, gently mash the banana with your fingers, open peel on one end, squeeze mashed banana into your BlenderBottle shaker bottle, and shake.

Mix it Smooth

Use a BlenderBottle. Listen, we aren’t shameless self-promoters, but the BlenderBall wire whisk—found only in BlenderBottle® brand shaker cups—blasts through the grittiest of proteins and add-ins, making any brand of powder drinkably smooth. BlenderBottles come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you’re sure to find one that suits you.