If you’re trying to build muscle or improve your daily protein intake, drinking smoothies made with protein foods is a convenient and delicious way to help you achieve your goal. By doing this, you’ll no longer need to make trips to supplement stores for those huge bottles of protein powder. Plus, you’ll be confident that you know exactly what you’re consuming.
Want to know what protein foods you can use for your smoothies? Read on to find out.
It might come as a surprise for you, but certain seeds are excellent protein foods that you can use in your smoothie. Among these, chia and flax are good options, and they’re not hard to find locally.
When preparing seeds for your smoothie, your blender or food processor will be your best friend. Grind the seeds until they’re fine, then add them to your usual mix.
Nuts such as walnuts and peanuts are high protein foods. They make great additions to your smoothie. Since these nuts are hard, we recommend rough chopping them first so your food processor can crush them more easily.
You can also use derivatives such as peanut butter if you want a shorter prep time. Go for the smooth variety for easier mixing.
While fruits are best known for the vitamins that they give you, some are also tasty protein foods as well. Avocados and bananas are fruits that are rich in protein, so consider adding them to your smoothie. You can even experiment with different fruit combinations!
To prepare, put slices of fruit in your blender or food processor. But if you don’t have these kitchen tools, you can mash fruits in a bowl. Just make sure to remove the seeds or pits, whether you’re using a blender or mashing fruits by hand.
Here’s another reason to include veggies in your diet: Some of them are great protein foods, and they go well with smoothies! Try spinach and sweet potatoes. They’re tasty but not overwhelming, so they can complement other smoothie ingredients.
Want to include dairy products in your smoothie? Try Greek yoghurt. Compared with the regular variant, Greek yoghurt is thicker, creamier, and has more protein, so go ahead and mix it with your smoothie. You can also add skimmed milk, which is rich in protein and has less fat.
If you like your smoothie sweet and creamy, why don’t you add ice cream? It has some of the protein you’re looking for. Try Selecta Super Thick Vanilla Ice Cream to enhance the flavor of your smoothie, improve its protein content, and make your drink a delectable treat.