“Puff” Up Your Smoothies

Smoothies are popular these days—and for good reason. They are a quick and easy breakfast, great afternoon snack and perfect way to cool off during the summer months. However, as a registered dietitian, I hear over and over that people often shy away from smoothies because they find themselves hungry an hour after sipping the last straw full.

Not to worry! This dilemma can easily be fixed by remembering “PuFF!” Including protein, fat & fiber in your smoothie will not only add a nutritious boost, but also help you to stay fuller longer. Try some of these great “PuFF” additions in your next smoothie:

Protein

Fat

  • Nuts (whole or ground)
  • Nut Butters such as peanut or almond (also contributes protein)
  • Avocado

Fiber

  • Whole fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • Seeds (chia, flax, etc.)
  • Vegetables
  • Oats– provide protein and fiber.  And yes, you can add them to smoothies!

One of the best things about smoothies is personalizing to your taste with your favorite ingredients. Find some inspiration from our smoothies. What is your favorite combination?