Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.
Even better: Shakes may be the fastest food of all. “There’s no prep work, no cooking, no cleanup. Just put stuff in a blender and go,” says Brian St. Pierre, M.S., R.D., C.S.C.S., sports dietitian and nutrition coach at Precision Nutrition.
St. Pierre drinks a smoothie every morning as one of his four daily meals. But you can have one to replace lunch or dinner, help you recover after a workout, hold you over between meals, or satisfy a sweet craving. Try these 20 delicious, protein-packed options, all created by top nutritionists.