Looking to add more protein to your breakfast? You can easily bulk up the protein in your smoothies. Experiment with different ingredients to increase your daily protein intake.
Peanut butter isn’t just for bread. Add a scoop to your smoothie for a protein boost. Experiment with different types of nut butters to find the one you like best in your smoothies. Nut butters pair well with bananas. Add some cocoa for a chocolate, banana and peanut butter smoothie.
Not a fan of oatmeal? Add some oats to your smoothie. You probably won’t even notice them and you get an increase in protein. As you blend the smoothie, the oats get mixed in with the other ingredients. Don’t add so many oats that it feels like you’re drinking oatmeal.
If you haven’t tried chia seeds, so get some now. These little seeds don’t really add any flavor to your smoothie, but they do add protein. As the chia seeds sit in the smoothie, they plump up and soften. It adds a great texture to the smoothie.
Any yogurt you add to the smoothie boosts your protein content, but Greek yogurt generally has a higher protein content than regular yogurt. Flavored yogurt can add a little sweetness to your smoothie. Just check the nutrition label to make sure it isn’t high in sugar. Plain yogurt adds creaminess to the smoothie.
Other dairy products also work for adding protein to the smoothie. Cottage cheese is one option. If you blend it well enough you won’t get the big chunks. You can also add milk for creaminess and protein.
Another source of protein for your smoothies is soy. Soy milk is one option. The milk thins out the smoothie to make it a better drinking consistency while adding protein. Tofu is another soy-based protein source you can add to your smoothies.