While smoothies are perfect for on-the-go and they’re super convenient, they’re not always the most filling. They’re heavy on fruits and sweeteners which can leave you feeling hungry not long after you’ve had one. To make your smoothie more satisfying, you need to add healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Here’s what should go into your smoothie.
Proteins From Milk
Protein from milk has all the essential amino acids your body needs as well as calcium and magnesium. Casein and whey protein can be found in milk or Greek yogurt, and including these in your smoothie will help you feel fuller longer.
Instead of adding sugar or syrups, throw in some California raisins. Raisins have potassium and fiber, and the fiber will keep you feeling full.
Pules are dry, edible seeds of legumes, and they include chickpeas, lentils, split peas, and beans. They’re loaded with plant-based protein, fiber, and antioxidants. When adding pulses, make sure they are cooked.
For plant-based protein, fiber, healthy fat, vitamins, and minerals, add a spoonful of peanut butter to your smoothie. We suggest making a peanut butter, banana, and honey smoothie, which is super delicious and satisfying.