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By Sam Swensen

6 Ways to Add Protein to Your Juice or Smoothie

Suja Juice Protein Sources

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. 2. Chan, T. (2014, February 12). 5 Quick tips: Choosing healthy protein foods. Retrieved from