Generally speaking, adults (18 and older) should strive to eat .36 grams of protein for every pound they weigh, per day. That means a person who weighs 150 pounds should aim to consume 54 grams of protein daily. Protein smoothies are an easy, portable, and (if you use one of these recipes) delicious way to guarantee you get your recommended dose.
We love an on-the-go breakfast, but let's be honest: It sucks when you slurp down a smoothie and find yourself starving a couple hours later. Enter a protein-packed smoothie! "Protein smoothies have staying power in terms of appetite control," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, FITNESS advisory board member and author of The Flexitarian Diet. "Not to mention protein is the building block of all of our cells, so it's important for your muscle health and immunity." Blend up any of these protein smoothie recipes that'll keep you full for hours.