Here’s a list of my go to ingredients to add into my morning smoothies. Greek yogurt is always my first choice of protein. As you can see almond milk didn’t make the cut. A common misconception is for athletes and active individuals to cut cow’s milk from their diet and choose almond milk instead. Cow’s milk is a much more substantial source carbohydrates and protein versus almond milk. Carbohydrates and protein are SO important for athletes and active individuals. Almond milk only contains ~1g of protein per 1 cup of milk. Cow’s milk stands at 9g protein per cup! A much better source. If you are lactose intolerant, soy milk is the closest to cow’s milk protein content at 7g protein per cup.
Protein is extremely important for muscle development and muscle synthesis.