7 Ways to Add Protein to Smoothies

7 Ways to Add Protein to Smoothies

By now, you already know that we are HUGE fans of smoothies.  

I really can't think of any other way to create such a fast and nutritious meal that jam-packs a diverse amount of fruits and vegetables into your body.   It's seriously brilliant!  

Don't like kale?  Don't have time to eat with a fork?  

Blend those plants up with some other tasty ingredients and VOILA!  You have a tasty meal ready to consume with only a straw.  

I used to view smoothies as an add-on beverage or dessert after my full meal.  

But then I realized, "why not just bulk up the smoothie more and make that my meal?"  

 

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Adding sources of plant protein that also have lots of fiber into smoothie, leaves me feeling better than Super Mario after a power-up.

Here are our 7 favorite foods that add plant protein AND fiber to smoothies:

1.  Chia Seeds - great source of Omega 3's too

2.  Flax Seeds - great source of Omega 3's too

3.  Hemp Seeds - the highest in protein out of the 3 seeds & great Omegas too

4.  Almond Butter - has a better nutritional profile than peanut butter

5.  Raw Vegan Plant-Based Protein Powder- make sure it is made from whole REAL foods and not isolates

6.  Oats - leave them whole or grind them up

7.  Leafy Greens - protein, fiber, and thousands of phytonutrients (aka plant nutrients)