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I am a huge fan of smoothies. They are easy to change up, add variety, and I can improvise ingredients depending on what I have on hand. I can enjoy a smoothie in the morning, as a snack, or any time throughout the day.

Protein & Spinach Berry Smoothie

Smoothies also give me a chance to sneak in some extra protein and nutrients into my day. One of my biggest struggles working on eating healthier, is actually eating enough. I am constantly on-the-go, trying to multi-task all throughout the day, and often work right through meals.

Berries

As much as I know that snacking can be good for you when done right, I often remember when it’s too late. To help stay on track, I have been trying to plan ahead. Keeping my pantry stocked with different small snacks and smoothie ingredients is key.

This includes adding more protein to my diet. As I am running and exercising more, I have to constantly remember to make an effort to increase my protein intake. Protein helps with muscle recovery and growth.

5 Smoothie Essentials

When it comes to making smoothies, here are some smoothie essentials I like to keep on hand:

  1. Silk Soymilk: When I make smoothies these days, I have been switching out dairy milk for Silk Soymilk. With 8 grams of plant-powered protein per serving, it is a great source for protein. For variety, I like to stay stocked up on chocolate, original, and vanilla soymilk.
  2. Whey Protein: Adding a scoop after a workout is a great extra boost in protein.
  3. Berries: I use to mainly use bananas in smoothies, but berries such as blueberries are a good source of antioxidants.
  4. Chia Seeds: Adding a spoonful is an easy way to get many different nutrients.
  5. Spinach: An excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants. Just a handful in a smoothie doesn’t really effect the taste.

Adding Silk Soymilk to Smoothie Ingredients

Berry Smoothie Fusion
 
This berry smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins and proteins.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk (original or Vanilla)
  • ½ cup ice
  • Handful of spinach
  • Scoop of whey protein (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  2. Add a little honey, if desired.

Berry Smoothie with added ProteinAdding Silk Soymilk to Berry Smoothies

Whether in the morning, post-workout, or just as a midday snack, a smoothie is a great option. Change it up, add different berries and Silk Soymilk flavors, and find your favorite way to enjoy a tasty protein smoothie.

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