Protein-packed almond butter smoothie

Protein-packed almond butter smoothie

Protein-packed almond butter smoothie

Why are proteins so important?

Proteins are key to keeping our metabolism running efficiently, keeping our energy levels up, and maintaining blood sugar. It is also crucial for building muscle mass, balancing hormones, and so much more. This protein-packed almond butter smoothie is perfect for before and after workouts, or first thing in the morning.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this protein-packed almond butter smoothie.

Almond butter:
Almond butter is packed with protein, like many nut butters. According to the USDA, 1 tbsp of almond butter contains 3.35g of protein. Many body builders and fitness models use nut butters as a source of protein and energy before workouts.

Bananas:
Bananas are a good source of protein, with 1.3g per fruit. Every little bit adds up. A bonus is that bananas are packed with potassium, which is essential to muscle function.

Chia seeds:
Native Americans tribes such as Aztecs and Mayans used the seeds when they needed to fight in battle or run fast. We believe it is because they are a great source of protein and natural energy.

Kale:
It is packed with vitamins and antioxidants for overall health. Also, 1 cup of kale contains 2g of protein, which is great for a leafy green.

Directions:

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 cup of almond milk (or filtered water)
1 cup of kale, chopped
1 scoop of organic protein powder (optional)
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 tbsp of almond butter
1 banana

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this protein-packed almond butter smoothie!

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REFERENCES:
1. “8 Health Benefits of Eating More Protein Foods.” Dr Axe. Dr Axe, 18 May 2015. Web. 16 July 2016.

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