· By Sam Swensen
6 Ways to Add Protein to Your Juice or Smoothie
If you're wondering how to add protein to smoothies, your first instinct might be to dump in a few scoops of protein powder. But unfortunately, many protein powders are filled with processed ingredients and chemicals.
(1) While there are definitely some exceptions out there (Primal Fuel is a great one!), I prefer to add whole food sources of protein to get a variety of clean nutrients. (2) Below are a few of my favorite plant-based protein sources to add to juices and smoothies, both for their taste and their nutritional profiles.
Our plant protein milks also make great smoothie additions!
Avocado Serving Size: 1/2 cup Protein: 2.3g Kale Serving Size: 1 cup Protein: 2.2g Oats Serving Size: 1/2 cup Protein: 3g Chia Serving Size: 2 Tbsp Protein: 4g Almonds or Almond Butter Serving Size: 1oz or 1 tbsp Protein: 6g / 3.5g Hemp Seeds Serving Size: 2 Tbsp Protein: 9g
Enjoy, Sam Swensen & Suja Juice
SOURCES: 1. Campbell, Colin. "No Whey, Man. I'll Pass on the Protein Powder - Nutrition." No Whey, Man. I’ll Pass on the Protein Powder. Center for Nutrition Studies, 7 Nov. 2014. Web. http://nutritionstudies.org/no-whey-man-ill-pass-on-protein-powder 2. Chan, T. (2014, February 12). 5 Quick tips: Choosing healthy protein foods. Retrieved from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2014/02/12/5-quick-tips-choosing-healthy-protein-foods/