When you’re searching for ingredients that can boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels, and make you feel amazing, look no further than high-protein foods. Making a delicious smoothie is one way you can ensure you’re getting a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fiber, in one glass. But there are so many smoothie recipes out there — and more than a few are packed with sugar — that it can become difficult to narrow down your choices.
If you’re trying to lose weight and burn calories, it helps to cut down on sugar and a boost your protein intake. And these four high-protein smoothie recipes nutritionists say burn calories and speed up your metabolism can help.
Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods you can eat — one packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants. And the addition of tofu provides yet another amazing plant-based protein that creates a creamy texture.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this smoothie:
Unsweetened coconut milk or coconut water
Like chia seeds, the flax seeds in this green smoothie recipe provide protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent your body from storing excess fat.
To achieve a creamier consistency, Greek yogurt has been used — and its probiotics help balance the levels of bacteria in your gut and curb inflammation. The ingredients you’ll need are:
Plain Greek yogurt
Trying to keep things simple (and simplify your grocery list?). You don’t need a million fancy healthy ingredients when these five will do. A scoop of vanilla-flavored protein powder and Greek yogurt are all you need to add metabolism-boosting protein to your glass.
The ingredients needed are:
Vanilla protein powder
Unsweetened almond milk
This smoothie is filled with so many high-protein goodies, including calcium-rich cottage cheese and chia seeds. And you can’t beat blueberries when it comes to their antioxidant content, which helps keeps cells healthy.
Add these ingredients to your grocery list: