Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies
So, you have been using protein powder or using a traditional type of protein based smoothie recipe that you found online. The problem is, you may be noticing you are not getting the amount of protein you really need. With that in mind, you may be looking at some other ways to boost your protein in your smoothies. Here are a few of the ways you can add more protein to your plant-based smoothie without sacrificing flavor.
Nut butters are one of the easiest ways to add more protein to your smoothies. You can add it a tablespoon at a time. If you bought the nut butter from an organic source, you will have an easier time since the nutrient chart will show how many servings of protein are in each tablespoon. Make sure the nut butter is creamy and is at room temperature.
Nut Based Milks
If you don’t want the thickness or sweetness that a nut butter adds to your smoothie, consider adding a nut based milk instead. You may be surprised to find that nut based milks contain a large amount of protein along with calcium and other nutrients. If you are used to using dairy milk or yogurt for your smoothies then this will be an ideal swap and easy to relate to.
Bee pollen is something that many people do not think of when they think of protein. You can buy bee pollen in many forms including capsules and crystals. You can drop them into your smoothie fairly easily. For comparison, bee pollen contains five to seven times more protein than beef.
Hemp is full of protein with over 36% of the product being based in protein. Hemp also has Omega 3’s which can be very beneficial in a plant based diet plan. Hemp can be added in seed form to smoothies and can digest easily. You can also find hemp powder, hemp sugars, and other forms of hemp to add to your smoothies.
Chia seeds are becoming increasingly easy to find. They can be added to most anything like oatmeal and even into yogurt. Chia seeds can just as easily be added to your smoothie to boost your protein content. Chia seeds contain 4.7 grams of protein per ounce.
These are just a few of the ways you can use. Some of the easiest ways are listed here. You can also boost your protein in your smoothies by going with a fully overblown superfood option as well. If you are still experiencing issues then consider checking your other mineral levels as well.