Often I have patients asking me about alternatives to protein powders. Protein shakes are a great way to meet protein needs, but I know they don’t all taste great. There are many other foods that can give you the extra protein you need and they taste better too. If you can handle dairy products you can use milk and/or yogurt as a protein source. Cow’s milk or soy milk are great sources of protein, but almond milk is not. I like to add fruit to my smoothie base of yogurt and milk. There are many fruit combinations, so choose which ever fruit you like. I prefer to use frozen fruit. This makes the smoothie colder and thicker.
- 1 cup nonfat Greek Style Yogurt
- 1/2 cup Skim Milk
- 1/2 cup frozen Peaches
- 1/2 cup frozen Mango
- 1 cup ice
- In a blender add yogurt and frozen fruit. Add in milk. Top with ice. Mix until smooth. Enjoy immediately.