10 High-Protein Smoothie and Shake Recipes That Don’t Include Any Powder

A portable breakfast is an excellent choice for hectic mornings. And if you want something that's easy to make, diverse, and will keep you full until noon, several high-protein smoothie recipes may be precisely what you need.

"Many people fall short on protein at breakfast," Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, tells SELF. "Research shows that it is better to spread your protein intake evenly throughout the day, rather than having [it] be the focus of just one large meal."

Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian and founder of Street Smart Nutrition in Kansas City, tells SELF that the macronutrient is crucial because it increases satiety and plays a vital role in a variety of body activities.

Protein, for example, aids in muscle healing, immune system response, and blood coagulation after an injury, as previously reported by SELF.Susan Greeley, MS, RDN, 

chef teacher and registered dietitian at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, recommends starting with breakfast smoothies that contain at least 20 to 30 grams of protein. 

And you don't need protein powder to achieve that goal; tons of things in your cupboard or fridge will suffice. Greeley suggests filling your blender with Greek yogurt, tofu,

cheese, or plant-based milk as a basis and adding nutritious ingredients like nut butter or chia seeds to boost the flavor.

So you don't have to continue with the same berry blend for weeks if it starts to seem boring. If you're seeking for fresh, filling high-protein smoothie recipes to try,

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