Add Beans to Smoothies
I know it sounds weird to add beans to smoothies, but because they're virtually flavorless, you'll never even realize they're there. They not only add a wonderful creamy texture, but they're chock-full of fiber and protein, two must-haves to make your smoothie extra filling.
Here are three smoothies that are made with beans:
- high-protein banana milkshake smoothie: 335 calories, 13.6 grams fiber, 20.3 grams protein
- blueberry-mango-kiwi smoothie: 366 calories, 14.7 grams fiber, 12.2 grams protein
- metabolism-boosting smoothie: 343 calories, 8.1 grams fiber, 30.4 grams protein
If you don't have time to open up a can of beans, freeze pureed beans, so when you're ready to make your smoothie, you can just throw two cubes into your blender.