You’re not a morning foodie
Not into a big bacon and egg breakfast? Enter the protein smoothie. Something worthwhile to sip on in the morning can give you 20 grams of body awakening protein to start your day.
You need more nutrients
A nutritional protein smoothie can be made with protein powder and milk (almond, rice, coconut or cows) and easily improved by adding a variety of fruits, hemp seeds, greek yogurt or even greens like spinach or kale.
You are always on the go
Not only can you whip up a protein smoothie in under 5 minutes, you can even pack a small container of protein powder and a shaker cup when you are busy and need to eat on the go.
You love your freezer!
All the ingredients you need for a quick morning smoothie can be found in your freezer. Frozen raspberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, peaches and even kale and greens are being sold chopped and frozen, ready for smoothies. You can even freeze greek yogurt in cubes to add more protein.
You love your snacks
Avoid the mid day vending machine visit at the office and plan ahead to have a protein smoothie instead. Getting over 20 grams of hunger satisfying protein will curb cravings and help you avoid the crisps and chocolate bars between meals.
You want to loose weight
A protein smoothie will keep you feeling full longer so you avoid snacking and in turn, lose weight. The key to healthy weight loss is to not cut back on nutrition as you cut calories, and to lose the least amount of muscle while you are reducing body fat. A whey protein powder has both slow and fast releasing proteins that help you feel full longer and prevent the loss of lean muscle.
Your muscles need to repair
Whey protein powders are considered “fast-acting” protein as your body can break it down and absorb the nutrients quickly. This is important after a workout as your muscles need nutrients as they begin to repair themselves.
You like to mix things up! Variety is the spice of life, after all…
There is a protein smoothie for every taste and every diet. Fruit smoothies like an orange and mango smoothie are a great way to wake up, whist chocolate, peanut butter and oat smoothies are great for a snack or even dessert. And if you need more greens, go for something like a mint chocolate smoothie with kale – yum!