Protein-Packed Smoothies

Have you ever had one of those days where you don’t feel particularly hungry but know you need to eat something because you barely ate anything yet and it’s already the middle of the day? One of my best tips I share with clients who find themselves in this situation is to consider drinking their calories. As long as it’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and a source of carbohydrates, drinking a smoothie or well-balanced protein shake can be really helpful in situations like this! It’s also a good tip for refueling after a workout if you aren’t hungry for a meal. Shakes and smoothies are easy and quick to prepare, plus you can get creative with what you add in!



How Do I Add Healthy Fat, Protein, and Carbs into My Smoothie?

There is a reason I say it’s important to have all three macronutrients (fat, carbs, and protein) in your smoothie or shake: it will help you feel fuller for longer! Having just a scoop of protein powder in water will not be as filling compared to adding the scoop of protein powder to a lassi. Healthy fats can be found in dairy products like yogurt, as well as nuts/seeds and nut butters/seed butters. Carbohydrates and fiber are found in your fruits, vegetables, and a little bit in nuts and seeds. I actually have some recipes that are a great example of doing this! Each recipe makes one serving, check them out below.

Protein Packed Banana Lassi

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized banana

  • ½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

  • ½ scoop PROFLEX Unflavored Isolate Whey Protein

  • ¼ cup almond milk

  • 3-4 ice cubes

Directions: