We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but they forgot to mention that it’s also usually the busiest time of day!

Smoothies are such a perfect meal when you need to get out the door and get on with your day as quickly as possible.

Read my guide on why it’s important to get enough protein in your diet or keep on reading to check out my top 5 protein-packed smoothies – they’re guaranteed to fill you up and keep you going all morning long!

Try a few of my favourite natural, protein-packed smoothie recipes

Banana Smoothie With Almonds

This one is one of my 28ers favourite ways to start the day. Try it once and it's sure to be your favourite too!
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Choc Mint Smoothie

Anyone up for a choc mint smoothie? Smoothies are a great idea when you need lunch on-the-go, which is why we've added more smoothie options to the 28 menu!
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Looking for a healthy protein powder to add to your smoothies?

As a general rule of thumb, the fewer ingredients a protein powder has, the better!

28 has a range of natural protein powders, one for our vegan friends vanilla pea protein and we also have our own range of 100% natural whey protein powder in vanilla and chocolate too.

Berry Yummy Smoothie

Smoothies are such a perfect meal when you need to get out the door and get on with things as quickly as possible. Filled with antioxidants, natural carbohydrates with a hint of delicious almond milk flavour, this particular one is a winner. Try my Berry Yummy Raspberry Smoothie the next time you need to fuel up fast.
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Snez’s Kickstarter Smoothie

Can't function without coffee in the morning? Combine it with Snez's super quick breakfast smoothie.
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Snez Kickstarter Smoothie

Brekkie To Go Smoothie

Running late but still need a healthy breakfast? We've got your back with our Brekkie-To-Go Smoothie. It's as fast as you can throw in a few nutritious ingredients into your blender!
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Brekkie To Go Smoothie
Smoothies are an easy way to get enough protein in your diet

Why is protein important?

Protein is important because it is a vital component of every cell in your body. Protein is needed for many critical functions and it is an important building block used for producing enzymes and hormones, to repair and build muscle tissue, as to support our overall growth and development.

A good quality protein powder shouldn’t have a lot of ingredients.

Healthy protein powders will usually include ingredients such as protein isolate, digestive enzymes, and natural flavours such as vanilla, cacao or vanilla (sorry cookies and cream is not a natural flavour!), and you might also see natural sweeteners such as stevia and, possibly, some other superfoods or natural ingredients.  

Avoid protein powders that have a very long list of ingredients, especially if they have highly processed ingredients and additives.

Always check out the label of your protein of choice before you buy, because there are a lot of unhealthy protein supplements that contain unnatural or highly processed ingredients, as well as added sugars, thickeners, artificial flavours and sodium.

Did you know 28 has it’s own range of natural protein powders?

At our 28 By Sam Shop, we have two kinds of healthy protein powder that are made from natural ingredients.

First, for our vegan friends, we have a pea protein powder in vanilla, and then we have our popular 100% whey isolate protein powder that comes in two flavours, chocolate and vanilla.

Grab a pack of 28 By Sam Wood’s natural whey protein for yourself, and you’ll be serving up these delicious smoothies in no time!

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.