How To Add More Protein To Your Smoothies

Aug 21, 2022

 by Paige

Adding protein to your smoothies is a great way to make them more filling and nutrient-rich. Protein powder can provide you with important nutrients like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Additionally, protein helps to keep you feeling fuller longer, making it a great addition to any meal or snack. There are many different types of protein powders available on the market today, so it can be tricky to know which one is right for you. Keep reading for tips on how to add more protein to your smoothies!


1. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a great and also delicious way of getting more protein into your smoothie. With a couple of scoops, you could get as much as 7-10 grams of protein into your smoothie—a banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie sounds incredible right now!


2. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is a great way to get more out of your smoothie, including protein, which could add an additional 5 grams of protein to your smoothie of choice.

3. Seeds

Seeds, such as flax seeds, not only provide protein but also provide a good source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids while adding a nice, nutty flavor profile.

4. Oats

This one is definitely one of my favorites, along with peanut butter. Put these two together for an excellent source of protein in your smoothie.

5. Quinoa

One cup of cooked quinoa can add up to 8 grams of protein to your smoothie and bonus points, quinoa contains all nine essential 

6. Yogurt

This is a great one for both protein content and also making your smoothie a bit thicker and creamier. Plain, nonfat yogurt can contain up to 14 grams of protein per cup.

7. Cacao Nibs

More of a chocolate fan? Cacao nibs are the next best thing to add to your smoothie and contain 4 grams of protein in every ounce.

Adding protein to your smoothies is a great way to get more of this important nutrient, and we've given you some tips on how to do it. I hope this post helps motivate you to add healthier ingredients like plant-based proteins or other high-quality sources of dietary protein into your favorite recipes! If you're feeling overwhelmed by the number of options available, don't worry - check out my blog for even more ideas that will help make meal planning easier. Till next time!