Recipe: Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

This low-calorie protein smoothie tastes more like a dessert than a protein-packed, nutrient rich pick-me-up! Eat it after a tough workout to jumpstart the repair of your muscles, or enjoy it as a yummy snack before dinner!

Recipe: Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: None
Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 smoothie


  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

*If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, add 1 cup of ice cubes. Adjust ice or liquid accordingly for desired consistency.


  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1 smoothie)
Calories: 254
Calories from fat: 35
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 280mg
Carbohydrates: 35g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar 17g
Protein: 24g
SmartPoints: 8


The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.