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What can I add to smoothies to add protein?(9 posts)

What can I add to smoothies to add protein?Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 27, 2001 10:04 AM
I've been taking an amateur eye to my diet and I could really use more protein. I have a big smoothie for breakfast, so I figure I might be able to add a soy or whey protein powder to that.

Somebody pleas point me in the right direction here. I don't want anything fancy (or expensive), and anything with strange additives that I'm unfamiliar with is out.


How about a bacon, egg and potato smoothie?MB1
Dec 27, 2001 10:54 AM
Actually health food stores ought to be able to point you in the right direction. Nothing wrong with the occasional egg though-just cook it first.
Try Tofu...Cima Coppi
Dec 27, 2001 10:56 AM
Many places I know who make smoothies add plain tofu, primarily for consistancy. It is a source of protein, and it's not too expensive to buy from the grocery store.

Otherwise, I would say have your smoothie with a side of eggs!!

Good luck,

egg beatersTheMaxx
Dec 27, 2001 11:04 AM
egg beaters- you can't taste them at all with a bunch of fruit and they are pure protein.
Whey ProtienSFL-RACER
Dec 27, 2001 12:04 PM
Either Desinger Protein or any brand of Whey Protein!
Whey Protienweiwentg
Dec 27, 2001 11:01 PM
Designer protein is good. BUT whey protein is a very fast acting protein, i.e. it's absorbed into your bloodstream very fast. is that smoothie a post-training smoothie? if so, then use whey. you need to get protein to the muscles fast. if you're having that for breakfast then don't use it. add milk instead, the caesin proteins in milk are digested very slowly.
Dec 27, 2001 1:54 PM
Try or for reasonably priced whey protein ($5-6 per pound).
Powdered skim milkKerry Irons
Dec 27, 2001 4:57 PM
Adventure Cyclist July 2001 Protein Supplements comments by Nancy Clark: "Yes, you can choose protein shakes for additional calories, but they are expensive - milk or peanut butter can do the job just fine." "1 gm of protein for each pound of body weight is a very generous allowance for athletes building muscle mass. (More likely 0.6 to 0.75 gm per lb. will do the job just fine.)" "Designer proteins are indeed expensive. You can easily spend $2.30 for a packet of MetRx." "Powdered skim milk (the best and least expensive protein supplement around)." "Eating balanced meals and then drinking protein shakes for "high quality protein" is an outrageous concept - and expensive." "The protein from natural foods works just fine. Any animal protein is "high quality" and contains all the essential amino acids." "No engineered food can match the complex balance of nutrients designed by Nature." 'Nuff said.
Dec 28, 2001 9:05 AM