Yogurt is packed with protein and can be combined with fruits, nuts and low-sugar granola. You can try our recipe, which packs 12 grams of protein, and adds some super foods in the mix. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, while blueberries and walnuts offer you a heart-healthy boost.
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
2 cups nonfat Greek-style yogurt
2 1/2 tbs mini dark-chocolate chips
1/2 cup oat granola
Spoon 1 tablespoon blueberries into each of 4 parfait glasses. Spoon 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt over berries in each glass, then top each with 1 teaspoon mini dark-chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon oat granola and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts. Add another layer of the berries, yogurt, chocolate, walnuts, and granola to each glass; serve.
Smoothies can be easily transformed into protein bombs by adding nut butter, tahini, seeds or yogurt. If you choose to add protein powders, we recommend the unsweetened pea powder. If you are starving for ideas, try the following recipe. Combining peanut butter, flax seeds, and almond milk it provides you with delicious glassful of energy.
2 cups cold almond milk (you can also use soy or regular milk)
1 banana, cut into chunks
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. honey
1 tbsp. flax seeds, ground into meal
2 tsp. oats
Grind the flax seeds and outs using a spice grinder. Pour the milk, bananas, peanut butter, honey and powdered flax seeds and oats into a blender. Blend until you get smooth mixture.