Smoothies are a great way to quickly add nutrients to your body and fill your stomach. There are tons of smoothie recipes on the internet wherein various kinds of fruits and seeds are used. Veggies too can be added to smoothies but fruit and nut smoothies are always preferred considering the ease of using ingredients and taste. If you love smoothies in breakfasts or as meal replacements, below are some smoothie boosters that you can add in for that extra kick of nutrition and fulfillment.
Bananas make a great smoothie base since they add a nice creamy texture to it. Also, bananas are high in potassium which increases bloat-fighting gut bacteria and reduce bloating. Bananas are also high in fiber that keep you full for longer and help you stay away from junk food.
Nuts like cashews, peanuts, walnuts etc. add a great nutty flavor and crunchy texture to your smoothies. You can also add in nut butters. Nuts contain protein and essential fatty acids that get your muscle building and metabolism on track.
Protein powders are a great way to add extra protein to your smoothies. They come in various flavors, are low in carbs and great way to make your smoothies taste sweet without the sugar. Also, they keep you full for longer.
Greek yogurt is low in calories and consists of almost double the protein as regular cup of yogurt. It also adds a great creamy and dense texture your smoothies and is very fulfilling.
Soak chia seeds in water for 15 minutes and add it in the smoothie or add it directly while blending if you do not like its texture. These wonderful seeds are full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and about 4 grams of protein per table-spoon. More: Ways to add protein to your smoothie >>