Proteins are an important food group that we can get by consuming foods of animal or plant origin. When we want to lose extra pounds, maintain the achieved effects, after training, we like to prepare protein shakes or smoothies in which we add protein powder. In addition to being expensive, protein powders are not well tolerated by every organism.
How to add protein to our smoothie without using powders?
See what else skir can add to your he althy smoothie.
Yogurt – Great for smoothies, rich in protein, probiotics that aid digestion, and calcium and vitamin D, which are essential for the he alth of bones and immunity.
Spirulina – You can find both blue and green spirulina. These are very beneficial algae that are extremely rich in protein, vitamin B12, an extremely important nutrient for proper nerve function. They are also low in calories.
Spinach – Spinach is rich in plant proteins. It also provides us with plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and folate, but few calories.
Pumpkin Seeds – Another good way to add protein to your he althy smoothie. Pumpkin seeds are high in heart-he althy magnesium and immune-boosting zinc. The delicious seeds also provide us with omega-3 and tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes good sleep and stabilizes our mood.
Peanut butter/tahini or other nut tahini – Provides not only useful proteins, but also more satiety, energy. You can also try almond, walnut, hazelnut or sesame tahini.
Kefir – The fermented drink is rich in probiotics that reduce the risk of constipation, boost immunity and are believed to aid weight loss as well.
Sesame seed - Sesame seed protects the liver from oxidative damage. It also provides us with iron, phosphorus, calcium and manganese. This type of seed is one of the most beneficial for digestion and immunity.
Hempseed – Rich in amino acids for muscle building. It also contains gamma linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that promotes metabolism and fights inflammation.
Quinoa - Quinoa contains useful fiber that satiates us, but also useful proteins. It also contains the amino acid lysine, which supports immunity, he althy skin, hair and nails. Remember that quinoa is added to smoothies after it has already been cooked.
Chia Seeds – A superfood for good he alth that is also a great addition to our smoothies.Chia seeds are rich in fatty acids, protein, other nutrients including calcium, he althy fats and fiber. Their consumption benefits the he alth of the brain, heart, digestive system and more.