Three Ways To Add Protein To Your Smoothies (Without Using Protein Powder)
While protein powders can be convenient, some varieties can have lots of preservatives and artificial flavours. If you prefer natural forms of protein, or you simply don’t like the taste of protein powders, then you’re in luck! I’ve put together a couple of options you can use to add protein to smoothies, without the need for protein powder! Give these a try next time you’re making a post-workout smoothie or an easy, filling drink!
Yoghurt, particularly Greek yoghurt, is packed with protein, including all nine essential amino acids. And I’m not just saying that because it has ‘Greek’ in the name, promise! Hahaha. Try adding some yoghurt to your smoothies for a post-workout drink that can help keep hunger pangs away. Just be sure to check the label and choose yoghurt with as little sugar as possible before adding it to smoothies.
You may already be in love with the taste and texture of nut butter, but did you know it can be a source of protein? Natural nut butter is great for adding extra protein as well as adding texture to your favourite smoothies. If you love almonds, then this almond butter recipe is perfect to make at home and add to your smoothies!
Yep, you read that right! Including some cooked quinoa in your smoothie can add extra protein, as well as fibre and magnesium! I love combining quinoa in a mixed berry smoothie for a sweet smoothie that is packed with protein. It can help to keep you going all morning!
Those are just a few ways you can add extra protein to your smoothies, without having to use protein powder! If you like to get your protein from natural sources, then hopefully these suggestions gave you some new ideas to try at home.
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