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
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.
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.
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!