Smoothies are a great way to get more protein in your diet, especially if you are undergoing cancer treatment.
Any of us who are increasing our protein and decreasing our sugar intake can benefit from these smoothies. You have to make sure and use plain Greek yogurt.
Some yogurts have loads of sugar. You can squeeze in 30 grams of protein per meal from a blend of Greek yogurt, nuts, complex grains, cottage cheese and protein powder. Some blenders work better than others. The almond milks are popular but not a great source of almonds, surprisingly.
Nancy Brumfield is a registered dietitian nutritionist at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. She stopped by our studio during Fox 10 News at 4 pm to make some healthy protein smoothies. The recipe is posted below:
Berry Kale Smoothie1 c. milk6 oz. plain Greek yogurt1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries (or 1/3 c. raspberries)1/2 c. kale1 1/2 TBSP walnuts. Blend with ice water or sweetener as needed.
Another recipe Brumfield recommends is below:
Strawberry Smoothie 1/4 c. uncooked oatmeal1/2 c. milk1/2 c. strawberries6 oz. plain Greek yogurthoney as desired Soak oatmeal in milk for 5 minutes and blend all ingredients with ice.