Perhaps the easiest way to consume more superfoods is to blend them into a delicious super smoothie. Smoothies are a fantastic way to consume a lot of nutrition in one meal, especially if you’re on the go or prefer to drink your calories rather than eat them. Below, we’ve shared our top three protein-packed superfood smoothie recipes to provide you with the nutrient boost you need and to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Peanut Butter And Banana Superfood Smoothie
Peanut butter and banana are two foods that go perfectly hand in hand. There’s a massive 34g of protein in this recipe, and you’ll only need five ingredients. Simply add them all to your blender and whizz away.
Smoothie Tip The thickness of your smoothie may vary depending on whether you’re using fresh or frozen banana and the thickness of your yogurt. If your smoothie is too thick, then add in more milk. If it’s too thin, then add in a tablespoon of oats at a time. Oats are a great way to thicken your smoothies, and they add even more protein too!
Green Superfood Smoothie
Green smoothies are super nutritious and are the perfect way to hide leafy greens that you may not usually eat. In this recipe, we’re using spinach, but you could substitute this for kale if you’d rather. Although greens may not immediately scream protein, there’s a whole 33g in this smoothie. Here’s what you’ll need:
Frozen fruit is often more affordable than fresh fruit, especially if the fruit is out of season. Remember, frozen fruit will make your smoothie thicker, and you may need to adjust your liquid content.
Super Berry Smoothie
The final smoothie recipe we wanted to share is this bright purple berry smoothie, which provides 30g of protein. Crammed with antioxidants, your body is going to love this nutritious drink! We’ve used blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries, but you could use a bag of mixed frozen berries or substitute in whatever berries you like. You will need:
1 cup of frozen pineapple
½ a cup of frozen blueberries
½ a cup of frozen strawberries
½ a cup of frozen blackberries
2 cups of milk or plant milk
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
½ a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt
Sometimes berry smoothies can be a bit sour. Pineapple is a great way to sweeten a sour smoothie, or you could add in a banana. This recipe uses frozen fruit for a thick frappe like texture, but you could also use fresh fruit if you have it available