Smoothies Without Protein Powder?
I LOVE the idea of having a smoothie as an 'on-the-go' option BUT I cannot eat eggs. What other protein can I use in the smoothie? I know you are not a fan of whey or soy protein….Any ideas?
Let's think outside the box here (or rather, the blender… ok, sorry, bad joke!).
The important thing is to have a balance of fat, carbohydrate and protein in an entire meal… but who says it has to ALL be whizzed together if the smoothie is the main part of any given meal?
You see where I'm going with this…. make a smoothie and have the protein on the side!
I did that yesterday. I had just finished masters swimming and had to zip home to let my dogs out, and then rush off to an appointment. I was hardly going to let myself go hungry, so I whipped up a smoothie out of green tea, raw kale, frozen berries and coconut oil.. and it was REALLY thick! It tasted great as it was, but I hadn't yet added any protein!
So- I left it as it was, rolled up some leftover thinly sliced turkey neatly into a napkin, poured my smoothie into my nalgene and added a straw, and voila! I had a driving-friendly COMPLETE meal to go… that also happened to be eggless!
Give it a try and see what you come up with!