Smoothies are an excellent way to get your daily servings of fruits and veggies, but to make your smoothie a meal you will need to blend in a bit of protein. Here are easiest ways to add more protein to your smoothies.
Experiment with different blends of soy and whey protein. I prefer the natural flavor, but you can also find vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors. Another powdered protein option is collagen, which comes with a variety of health and beauty benefits.
Nuts And Seeds
Depending on your blender you can add in your favorite protein and health-boosting nuts and seeds. This includes pumpkin seeds, flax, chia, cashews, almonds, and more. If you don’t like the texture of blended nuts or seeds add a tablespoon or two of nut butter or eat your nuts and seeds on the side.
Other Protein Options
Using soymilk as your liquid base will give you a few grams more of protein. Avocados are packed full or protein and healthy amino acids, making them perfect for your smoothie. A tablespoon of coconut oil contains 13 grams of protein. While I don’t blend it in, sometimes I have a couple of slices of turkey bacon or a chunk of cheese to increase my protein.