A healthy diet must contain protein. The chain of amino acids in protein helps to build healthy tissues, create antibodies and repair and form new blood cells. Protein foods in our diet work as building blocks for healthy bones, skin, hair and heart. It is recommended that every adult should strive to consume 50 to 175 gm protein per day. If you are trying to lose weight and doing exercise regularly, protein shakes are an easy and delicious way to get the recommended dose. A protein packed breakfast is also an ideal way to prevent overeating and drinking protein shake after resistance training also helps in building and repairing muscle tissues. Use any of these quick and easy protein shake recipes to kick start your day, provide an energy boost to your body, fuel up before workout or as a post workout drink to replenish your muscles. These homemade protein shake recipes have been made using a number of protein rich ingredients, without using protein powder.