One of the easiest ways to get a protein boost is by whipping up a smoothie. This one is made with edamame, which ups the amount of protein to 21g per drink.
The sugars are all natural, coming from the banana and milk, which also adds a ton of nutrients (like potassium) your muscles need to recover.
Nutrition information (per smoothie)
Calories: 430; total fat: 15g; saturated fat: 3g; protein: 21g; carbohydrates: 56g; sugar: 32g; fiber: 9g; cholesterol: 10mg; sodium: 150mg
Recipe and photo by Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N. of Amy Gorin Nutrition.
Makes 1 servings
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- ½ cup shelled frozen edamame
- 1 vanilla bean
How to make it
In a high-speed blender, add milk, banana slices, and edamame.
With a knife, slice vanilla bean horizontally, then scrape seeds with a spoon and add to blender.