How To Make The Ultimate Protein Smoothie

April 7, 2015


Anyone who ever seriously engaged into fitness with the goal of building muscle or maintaining weight knows how important protein can be.

It can give you energy, act as a building block for your muscles, and is a giant part of post-workout recovery.

Although the best way to consume protein is to eat foods that contain it, some of us simply don’t have the time or the will to prepare meals.

This is where smoothies come into the spotlight as a fast way to consume all the important macronutrients your body needs.

That’s why today we wanted to let our readers know what the best sources of protein you can add to your smoothie mix are.

Size Doesn’t Matter

Yes, the best possible source of protein is meat. Aside from helping you with your training, it’s very tasty and there are so many kinds of it to choose from. But we won’t talk about meat today – instead, we’ll focus on the tiniest, yet superpowerful protein-rich foods.

For example, hemp seeds are among the top contenders when it comes to protein. And if that wasn’t enough, they are also packed with essential amino acids.

Next up we have nuts. From almonds and walnuts to cashew and pecans, these tiny bastards bring protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are a perfect addition to any smoothie.

How About Even Smaller?

Nuts aren’t the smallest thing you can throw in your smoothie mix. In fact, grains can be as beneficial to your program as anything else, so make sure you add some quinoa to your smoothie. They’re filled with protein and are gluten-free, so why not use this to your advantage?

Finally, we have the chia seed. Although it might look funny, this superfood is an excellent source of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids and they can be very satiating. Once you add some of these to your mix, your smoothie will get much thicker and healthier.