Easy Protein Rich Smoothie

Get the recipe for an Easy Protein Rich Smoothie made with Orgain Organic Protein Powder at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Orgain. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Making smoothies, like this Easy Vanilla Berry Smoothie, is a big part of our family’s morning and after school routine. Now that Lucie wears braces, smoothies are the only healthy food she can tolerate after a visit to the orthodontist. Nathan joined wrestling team last school year, so protein filled smoothies are part of his healthy eating routine as well. I also like making smoothies, because they’re an easy way to get in a serving of fruit or vegetables into our diets. Plus, we can drink them on the go. 

I like adding protein powders to our smoothies, because the added protein makes smoothies more satisfying. However, many of the protein powders on the market are whey based. I have a food sensitivity to whey, so can’t use whey based protein powders since they give me a tummy ache. The kids can tolerate whey just fine, but that means I buy a protein powder for them and another kind for me.

Looking for a dairy free, gluten free, soy free or vegan protein powder? Try Orgain and this recipe for a Easy Protein Rich Smoothie from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

An alternative to whey and soy based protein powders

Some people don’t want whey based protein powders because they’re vegan and don’t want protein from animal sources. However, usually the only other kind of vegan protein powder on the market are soy based. Some people have concerns about soy and would like an alternative. That’s why I was interested in trying  Orgain Organic Protein Powder since it’s made from plant-based proteins like brown rice, hemp, chia, and pea. It’s also made from organic plant sources, and it’s gluten free. There’s no dairy, soy, lactose in Orgain products, and it’s non-GMO.

Orgain Organic Protein Powder was created by  Andrew Abraham, M.D. He created the Orgain company in 2008 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was disappointed with the nutritional shakes he was given when he was trying to gain back the weight he lost during cancer treatments. He felt the need to develop a better quality, nutritionally complete, high protein nutritional shake. You can learn more about his company and mission by watching the Our Story Video.

Love making smoothies but can't deal with the whey in protein powders? Check out this dairy free recipe for this Easy Protein Rich Smoothie from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet made with frozen berries, coconut milk and a vegetarian/vegan protein powder.

To find where Orgain Protein Powder is sold, check the store locator or store listings for online ordering. You can also connect with Orgain online on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Making an Easy Protein Rich Smoothie

I was sent a canister of  Vanilla Bean Orgain Organic Protein Powder to try. I thought the flavor would compliment the mixed berries I had in the freezer. What I love about using frozen fruit in my smoothies is that you have an instant ice cream shake-like smoothie without eating all those fat and sugar calories. 

If you only have fresh fruit or berries on hand, just add some ice cubes for the same effect. You’ll also need a high powered, professional blender to blend the frozen berries or ice cubes, too. If you make a lot of smoothies, it’s worth buying one!

Learn about the benefits of Orgain Organic Protein Powder at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

I found Orgain Organic Protein Powder to be smooth and not at all gritty. The smoothie I made was creamy and satisfying as either a snack or a meal. I didn’t need to add any extra sweetener, because Orgain is sweetened with organic stevia. Best of all, 2 scoops of Orgain Powder has 21 grams of protein!

Get the recipe for an Easy Protein Rich Smoothie made with Orgain Organic Protein Powder at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

Easy Protein Rich Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 scoops Orgain Organic Protein Powder


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Cover.
  2. Pulse on high until frothy. Serve in a tall glass with a straw or on the go in a blender bottle.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: Makes 2 snack size (8 ounce) smoothies or 1 meal size (16 ounce) smoothie
  • Serving size: 1/2 of recipe or 1

63 thoughts on “Easy Protein Rich Smoothie

  1. Michelle Boor

    I don’t think we have the right question, but for the crock pot recipe, I would choose potato soup as the recipe i would try. For the prize won, I would try to add banana to the vanilla drink and try to make a vanilla banana smoothie if i won. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Bryan E.

    Thank You for the giveaway…my smoothie recipe: frozen bananas & blueberries, nonfat greek yogurt, wheat germ, protein powder, & splash of skim milk !

  3. Carolyn Daley

    The question seems a little out there since this isn’t a potato giveaway. I would probably make a cheesy potato casserole in a crockpot. On a more related note, I like the idea of a protein smoothie to help replenish energy after exercising.

  4. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    Well — I like potato soup in the crockpot. But for this giveaway, I would love to make smoothies with the protein powder.

  5. Vunda V

    i dont think the comment question matches the giveaway so I’m not sure how to answer… I do love crock pot food though!


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