High-calorie, high-protein smoothie


To make the recipe higher in calories, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil for an additional 120 calories, 14 grams of fat and no sodium or cholesterol per serving.


  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1 medium banana, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder


  1. In a blender, combine the yogurt, milk, banana chunks, wheat germ and protein powder. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall frost-chilled glass and serve immediately.


  1. Reply Gretchen August 13, 2008

    A lot of recipes call for “strawberry nectar”. Do you have any idea where I can get strawberry nectar?

    Thank you,


  2. Reply byronshell August 13, 2008

    If you have some strawberries, you can make your own with this strawberry nectar recipe.

  3. Reply Amie October 18, 2010

    Does anyone know how much protein this smoothie is????

  4. Reply amanda, pft May 19, 2011

    According to mypyramid.gov, this shake is about 834 calories, which is great if you are trying to gain weight. It is just as hard to gain 15 lbs. as it is to lose it. I plugged in this recipe using 1/4 cup of wheat germ cereal instead of wheat germ (something I would have in my cabinet), and chocolate yogurt instead of vinilla. I’m sure this didnt make that big of a difference. Protein is 44 g and that is close to the RDA. I like this recipe. Remember to lift weights and use this protein. You will build muscle mass this way, instead of gaining fat weight.

  5. Reply priyanka shinde July 27, 2011

    its a nice reciepe but i want recipe of about 450-500 cals and protien aroun 20-25g. please suggest some dessert

  6. Reply Alex Nippard February 18, 2012

    2 Table spoon of honey
    2 table spoon of peanut butter
    2 bannans
    cup of oats
    cup of 2% milk
    3 raw eggs

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