Protein smoothies are a great breakfast option. Quick and easy-to-make, they also keep you feeling full for longer than a regular smoothie. Plus protein is a building block for cells, so it’s important for your muscle health and immunity. You can use protein powder, or almond butter if you’re looking for a natural option.
Here are some tasty smoothie ideas you can whip up in a jiffy:

Strawberry Smoothie

Blend together 1cup strawberries, 1 scoop protein powder, crushed ice and ¾ cup nonfat curd.

Mango Carrot Smoothie

Blend 1 cup milk, 1.5 tbsp protein powder or almond butter, 1/2 cup grated carrot, 3/4 cup fresh mango and 5 ice cubes.

Apple Pie Smoothie

Blend 1 apple, peeled and cored, ¼ cup raw oats, ½ cup thick curd, 1 tbspalmond butter, ½ cup milk, ½tsp cinnamon powder and ½ tsp vanilla extract.

Vegan Banana and Honey Smoothie

Blend 2 ripe bananas, frozen, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp raw honey, 1 large date (for added sweetness) and a dash of cinnamon.

Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

Blend ¾ cup cold strong coffee, 100g silk tofu, ¼ cup thick curd, 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder, 1 tsp almond butter, ½ ripe banana and 2 tbsp whey protein powder (optional, since you have protein in the almond butter).

Green smoothie

Blend ¼ cup fresh spinach, washed and chopped, ¼ cup milk, ¾ cup thick curd, 1 large banana, chopped, ½ cup peaches, chopped, 1 scoop protein powder and ice.

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Written by Alpa Momaya

Alpa Momaya

You are what you eat, believes Alpa Momaya. So with the right diet, anyone can achieve optimal mental, physical and spiritual health.

Alpa has first-hand knowledge of this – she battled various issues with her own health and weight, but by incorporating good eating habits and regular exercise, she has reclaimed her fitness levels today. She offers the advice she took to HealthifyMe users — make the right lifestyle choices daily, sticking to a nutritious diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep. Don’t think of it as having to solve a problem, instead see it as a way to achieve long and happy life.

After a PG diploma in dietetics from Mumbai University, Alpa did a diploma in holistic nutrition in Canada and is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner today. Along with having worked in various weight-loss clinics and as a consultant for a natural pharmacy, she’s helped her family control ailments like diabetes and hypertension, and hopes to help her HealthifyMe clients do the same. “I can proudly say my daughter happily eats any vegetable or fruit without ever making a face,” Alpa claims, and she is determined that those who consult her will go back similarly impressed.

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